Mass Shooting Christhchurch New Zealand



Posted by Ed 2 mths ago
Christchurch mosque mass shooting live coverage: High alert on 'one of our darkest days;


Ed 2 mths ago
* A man with a gun entered a mosque on Deans Ave in Christchurch at 1.40pm

* Dozens of people are feared dead in the shooting

* Another shooting was carried out at a mosque in Linwood. It's unclear how many people are injured or feared dead in this shooting

* Civil Aviation Authority declares Christchurch City a controlled air space

* All schools in Christchurch are in lockdown, and office workers are being held inside

* Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern calls the attacks "NZ's darkest day" and a major crisis meeting between the Government's top officials is under way

* Police are warning people to stay indoors and to report any suspicious behaviour to 111.

Ed 2 mths ago
Experts warned for some time terrorism event was likely to happen

Massey University Centre for Defence and Security Studies counter-terrorism Dr John Battersby said a group of experts had been warning for some time that a terrorism event was likely to happen in New Zealand.

"He appears to be a right-wing extremist, he's quite clearly targeted a mosque, he's done an awful amount of damage and he's killed an awful amount of people.

"For a long time we've assumed that this extremism is not here, but it is.

"We need to be asking - how has somebody like this armed himself as well as he has? The nature of the automatic weapons he has used, he has live-streamed this and it is horrific."

Ed 2 mths ago
Multiple victims in shootings at 2 New Zealand mosques, 4 suspects in custody

Ed 2 mths ago
A person has been named on social media as the gunman, I have no confirmation of this but I’m reading their manifesto that was loaded up 2 hours ago, it is white supremacist madness.

He’s arguing for the white race to attack Muslims.

Who are you?

Just a ordinary White man,28 years old. Born in Australia to a working class,low income family.

My parents are of Scottish,Irish and English stock.

I had a regular childhood, without any great issues.

I had little interest in education during my schooling, barely achieving a passing grade.

I did not attend University as I had no great interest in anything offered in the Universities to study.

I worked for a short time before making some money investing in Bitconnect, then used the money from the investment to travel.

More recently I have been working part time as a kebab removalist.

I am just a regular White man, from a regular family.

Who decided to take a stand to ensure a future for my people.

Why did you carry out the attack?

To most of all show the invaders that our lands will never be their lands, our homelands are our own and that, as long as a white man still lives, they will NEVER conquer our lands and they will never replace our people.

To take revenge on the invaders for the hundreds of thousands of deaths caused by foreign invaders in European lands throughout history.

To take revenge for the enslavement of millions of Europeans taken from their lands by the Islamic slavers.

To take revenge for the thousands of European lives lost to terror attacks throughout European lands.

To take revenge for Ebba Akerlund.

Ed 2 mths ago
Forty-eight patients, ranging from young children to adults with gunshot wounds are being treated at Christchurch Hospital. Injuries range from critical to minor. Additional patients with gunshot wounds presented to other health facilities in the community.

Twelve operating theatres are currently in use and due to the nature of some of the injuries, many people will need multiple surgeries. There is sufficient capacity and staff at Christchurch Hospital and the police cordon has been lifted from the site, so people who need emergency health care can now attend the Christchurch Hospital Emergency Department.

We have asked for some national services, which are usually provided in Christchurch, to be diverted to other centres e.g spinal cord injury service. We are grateful for the offers of support from other DHBs and from our staff who have offered to work longer shifts, with many volunteering to come in and help.

Ed 2 mths ago
Christchurch shootings: 49 killed in terrorist attack, NZ on alert

Former FBI supervisory special agent Josh Campbell told CNN it could be hard for law enforcement agencies to keep track of domestic terrorism.

"There have been a number of incidents where people just aren't on the radar of law enforcement, especially when you're talking about a domestic terrorism-type of incident, one that's not inspired by an international terrorism group," Campbell said.

"It's very hard for intelligence services to actually detect certain communications and to get up on those people if it's truly homegrown. This is the Herculean task law enforcement officers try to face - how do you stop an attack if these people haven't done something wrong yet."

Law enforcement agencies would want to find out whether they missed something, was there a tip they should have followed up on. That would also help determine who the associates of those involved were, could there be other people who may have been involved or may have known about it, Campbell said.

Ed 2 mths ago
Interview with family of a victim:

Ed 2 mths ago
'Hello, brother': Muslim worshipper's 'last words' to gunman

Victim of New Zealand's worst ever mass shooting greeted the attacker at entrance of mosque before being shot dead.

Ed 2 mths ago
New Zealand mosque shooter visited Pakistan in 2018, confirms hotel owner

Brenton Tarrant, the prime suspect in the mass shooting at mosques in New Zealand, visited Pakistan as a tourist in October, 2018.

While there, he appears to have posted over Hussein's social media account, where he wrote of the 97% Muslim country:

"Hello everyone my name is Brenton Tarrant and I am visitong [sic] pakistan for the first time. Pakistan is an incredible place filled with the most earnest, kind hearted and hospitable people in the world, and the beauty of hunza and nagar valley in autumn cannot be beat.

Unfortunately many tourists are choosing other countries due to the stress, difficulty and steep requirements of obtaining a Pakistani visa.

Hopefully in the near future the Pakistani government and Mr Imran Kahn will make the necessary changes to the visa program so to encourage tourism and make it viable once more for the world to come and experience the beauty of Pakistan"

Ed 2 mths ago
Christchurch mosque gunman Brenton Tarrant worked as a personal trainer at Big River Gym in the northern New South Wales city of Grafton, the ABC can reveal.

Gym manager Tracey Gray confirmed the man who filmed the attack and streamed it online was Tarrant.

She said he worked at the gym after he finished school in 2009 until 2011, when he left to go travelling overseas in Asia and in Europe.

"He was a very dedicated personal trainer," Ms Gray said.

"He worked in our program that offered free training to kids in the community, and he was very passionate about that."

Ms Gray said Tarrant did not strike her as someone who had an interest in firearms.

"I think something must have changed in him during the years he spent travelling overseas," she said.

Tarrant is known to have visited Europe, South-East Asia and east Asia.

His travels also took him to North Korea where he was photographed in a tour group visiting the Samjiyon Grand Monument.

Ed 2 mths ago
An Australian senator is being heavily criticized for lashing out at Muslim immigrants in the wake of the horrific shootings at two New Zealand mosques.

Queensland Senator Fraser Anning released a media statement on Friday afternoon, hours after the terrorist attacks at two Christchurch mosques. In it, Anning claimed while he was “utterly opposed to any form of violence” and condemned the actions of the gunman, he said the atrocity highlighted the “growing fear over an increasing Muslim presence” in Australia and New Zealand.

“While this kind of violent vigilantism can never be justified, what it highlights is the growing fear within our community, both in Australia and New Zealand, of the increasing Muslim presence.”

Ed 2 mths ago
Alleged mosque shooter's recent travels outside NZ

Brenton Tarrant, who has been charged with murder over the Christchurch mosque shootings, is believed to have travelled to Pakistan in the past year.

Tarrant, 28, appeared in court this morning after the shooting attacks at two Christchurch mosques left 49 people dead.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Tarrant travelled to a range of countries and had "sporadically been in and out of New Zealand for periods of time".

She has asked intelligence agencies to piece together the nature of that travel, the sequence of events in terms of him obtaining gun licences in November 2017, and the purchasing of weapons a month later.

ABC's Claudia Jambour has been in Tarrant's home town of Grafton in New South Wales, Australia, and told RNZ she understood he had also travelled to Afghanistan and North Korea.

A hotel in Pakistan posted a Facebook photo of a man calling himself Brenton Tarrant in October last year.

The owner of the Osho Thang Hotel spoke to RNZ, saying Tarrant stayed at the hotel on 22 and 23 October 2018.

The hotel owner said he spoke to Tarrant only a few times and did not know why he had travelled to Pakistan.

He asked Tarrant to put up a Facebook post, which was a bit like signing the visitor book.

In the post, the accused said he was visiting Pakistan for the first time.

He called it an incredible place filled with the most earnest, kind hearted and hospitable people in the world.

Bulgarian authorities are investigating possible contacts between Tarrant and their country.

The Bulgarian state prosecutor said Tarrant visited several towns of historical significance, then travelled to Bucharest, the capital of Romania, before renting a car and driving to Hungary.

Bulgarian intelligence said he was reported to have visited Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro, and Croatia in December 2016.

In Spring 2017, Tarrant is reported to have visited Europe, travelling to France, Spain and Portugal.

Ed 2 mths ago
The man arrested over the murder of 49 people at mosques in New Zealand is believed to have met extreme right-wing groups during a visit to Europe two years ago, according to security sources.

Investigators are looking at the international dimension of the massacre and whether the gunman, who has identified himself as Brenton Tarrant, has links with violent racist individuals and organisations in Europe and Asia.

Although the killings were described in the media as the work of a “lone wolf”, three people – two men and one woman – were held in custody. One suspect was released after being questioned by police yesterday.

In a 16,500 word document in which he “explains” why he carried out the murders, Mr Tarrant says he began planning his operation after a visit to Europe in 2017 and refers to a lorry attack in Sweden by an Isis supporter, the election in France of Emmanuel Macron, who defeated the National Front, and racial mixture in France.

However, while espousing white supremacist ideology, he praised “non-diverse nations” saying China was the ideal state in following this policy. He is also said to have praised Chinese monoculturalism to acquaintances.

Ed 2 mths ago
A former military machine gunner who visited the gun club where the mosque terror suspect trained says he was deeply troubled by its culture and lodged a complaint with police.

Police allege Brenton Tarrant, 28, was the gunman who entered two mosques in Christchurch on Friday and shot dead 49 people.

Tarrant obtained his firearms licence in November, 2017, and began buying firearms the following month.

He lived in Dunedin and was a member of the Bruce Rifle Club in Milburn near Milton, in South Otago.

Pete Breidahl, 40, a former member of the New Zealand Defence Force, says he attended the club on three occasions, the last of which was in November, 2017, and overheard members talking about mass shootings, the zombie apocalypse and Martin Bryant, the man responsible for the Port Arthur Massacre.

Ed 2 mths ago
Video shows Chelsea Clinton berated for her 'rhetoric' for causing mosque shootings

Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was one of many political leaders who denounced anti-Semitism after Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar criticised Israel's treatment of Palestinians and alleged money and lobbying were driving the United States to defend Israel and halt debate over the issue.

Ed 2 mths ago
Australian senator hits teenager after he was egged for mosque shooting comments

Ed 2 mths ago
A Christchurch insulation company is under fire for having a Nazi sign as its logo - the same symbol featured in a manifesto by Christchurch terror suspect Brenton Tarrant.

Beneficial Insulation, which offers insulation services in Christchurch and surrounding areas, features a sunwheel as its company logo.

The same symbol was appropriated by Nazis and featured on a rambling manifesto published online by Tarrant, who has appeared in court charged with murder following a mass shooting at two Christchurch mosques on Friday.

Beneficial Insulation charges $14.88 per metre for insulation - 14.88 is a hate symbol popular with white supremists.

Ed 2 mths ago
'He pounced and took the gun': New Zealand terror attack victim tackled the shooter and stole his shotgun – but was unable to kill the terrorist because he couldn't find the trigger, says horrified witness

Ed 2 mths ago
NZ Threatens 10 Years In Prison For 'Possessing' Mosque Shooting Video; Web Hosts Warned, 'Dissenter' Banned

New Zealand authorities have reminded citizens that they face up to 10 years in prison for "knowingly" possessing a copy of the New Zealand mosque shooting video - and up to 14 years in prison for sharing it. Corporations (such as web hosts) face an additional $200,000 ($137,000 US) fine under the same law.

Ed 2 mths ago
Would Social Media Have Censored Video Of 9/11 Or The Kennedy Assassination?

But whether or not we watch it should be up to us, not those governments and activists. Social media companies should enable our choices, not suppress our choices at the censors’ every whim.

If Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube had been primary news sources in 1915, would they have permitted us to view footage (rare, as film was in its early days) of New Zealanders’ desperate fight at Gallipoli?

How about the attack on Pearl Harbor?

The assassination of president John F. Kennedy?

The second plane hitting the World Trade Center?


Ed 2 mths ago
NZ Police Demand "Kiwi Farms" Message Board Preserve "IP Addresses" And "Email Addresses" Following Massacre

New Zealand police have sent notice to the owner of the Kiwi Farms internet message board demanding the preservation of IP addresses and email addresses associated with posts related to the Christchurch shootings, believed to have been committed by 28-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant.

Tarrant used Facebook Live to broadcast the first of two Friday attacks on local mosques that left 50 dead and 50 injured, which was rapidly disseminated across various file hosing platforms and websites, including Kiwi Farms - which received the preservation request on Saturday.

bananaq 2 mths ago
so much reactions if a terrorism happens to muslims but not much reactions if terrorism happens to non muslims. I just observed it.

Ed 2 mths ago
A 18-year-old man will appear in court today accused of distributing the live stream of the Christchurch shootings.

Ed 2 mths ago
Perhaps we should have a vigil to commemorate the faked WMD thing in Iraq... which lead to the terrorizing.... and deaths and maiming of hundreds of thousands....

Ed 2 mths ago
Christchurch teen appears in court over alleged re-posting of mosque shootings live stream

Suppression clamps have gone on the court appearance of a teenager charged over the alleged Facebook re-posting of the live stream of Friday's mosque shootings and messages "inciting extreme violence".

The 18-year-old student was refused bail and remanded in custody to April 8, when he will appear in court by video-link from the prison.

Christchurch District Court Judge Stephen O'Driscoll allowed interim name suppression until that appearance but put strict limits on what the media contingent was allowed to report.

Judge O'Driscoll refused bail after hearing arguments from defence counsel Andrew McKenzie and police prosecutor Aja Trinder.

One charge is dated March 15, the day of the shooting. It alleges an offence under the Films, Videos, and Publications Classifications Act by distributing an objectionable publication – a live stream of the murder of multiple victims at the Deans Avenue Mosque.

The other charge alleges an offence between March 8 and March 15, under the same Act, by making an objectionable publication showing a photograph of the mosque in Deans Avenue with the message "Target Acquired" and further chat messaging around inciting extreme violence.

The teenager originally faced a charge of publishing insulting material with intent to excite hostility or ill will against a group of persons on the basis of race, ethnicity, or national origins, but the police withdrew that charge today and replaced it with the other charges.

Ed 2 mths ago
A group of more than 50 large New Zealand companies are considering pulling their advertising from Facebook and Youtube.

Ed 2 mths ago
Australia’s Islamophobia problem goes right to the top

Like frogs in a slow-boiling pot we have become used to the mainstreaming of hate speech against Muslims over many years. The hate has come from so many corners, there are too many to point at. It’s not just the far right. It’s not just the hate media.

As commentator after commentator has pointed out, the Abbott–Turnbull–Morrison governments have to take some responsibility for fomenting it, from the treatment of asylum seekers to stoking fears about Muslim immigration and Islamist terrorism, from bringing One Nation into the fold to accidentally-on-purpose voting up an “It’s OK to be white” resolution.

Ed 2 mths ago

The hypocrisy of New Zealand's 'this is not us' claim

Is Brenton Tarrant really an aberration?

In response to what has been described as New Zealand's biggest "terrorist" attack, in which 50 people were shot and killed in two mosques in the city of Christchurch, Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern declared:

"We were not a target because we are a safe harbour for those who hate. We were not chosen for this act of violence because we condone racism, because we are an enclave for extremism. We were chosen for the very fact that we are none of these things."

Ed 2 mths ago
Free speech debate in New Zealand after mosque slayer’s manifesto banned

New Zealand’s chief censor has banned mosque shooter Brenton Tarrant’s white supremacist manifesto, as well as videos of his violent rampage.

The bans have ignited a debate over free speech in the grieving country.

Chief censor David Shanks declared the killer’s 80-page manifesto – entitled ‘The Great Replacement’ – “objectionable” on Saturday, and ordered anyone in possession of it to destroy it.

“New Zealanders can all play a part in denying those who exhort hatred, killing and terror,” Shanks said. “Do not support the murderous objectives of its author by republishing or distributing it.”

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