Skip to comments.Mass mosque shootings shock New Zealand
Posted on 03/15/2019 11:44:59 AM PDT by Kaslin
We’re all waking up to some shocking headlines coming out of New Zealand. One man is in custody, with as many as three other people having been detained for questioning in what is by far the worst mass shooting seen on the islands in modern history. Reports vary, but 49 people are said to have been killed and at least twenty others injured in two separate mosques while people were attending prayers sometime after one in the afternoon. (NY Post)
The man who livestreamed himself slaughtering at least 49 worshipers in a New Zealand mosque has been identified as a 28-year-old personal trainer from Australia who described himself as a regular white man.
Brenton Tarrant identified himself online before unleashing his rampage, posting several photos on a since-deleted Twitter account of what appear to be assault rifle magazines and a link to a lengthy manifesto, The Guardian reported.
He worked at the Big River Gym in the northern New South Wales city of Grafton since finishing high school in 2009 until 2011, when he decided to travel across Europe and Asia, gym manager Tracey Gray told abc.net.au.
He financed his trips with money he made from Bitcoin and cryptocurrency like Bitcoin, she said.
Like many lunatics in the modern era, Brenton Tarrant left behind a lengthy “manifesto” explaining that he was a “regular white guy” and how he really had it out for Muslims in his community. The larger shooting at the first mosque was livestreamed on social media.
This guy worked as a personal trainer at a gym and none of his colleagues or his employer said they had any inkling that he might be up to something like this. But they did note that Tarrant had taken several years off from work after making a substantial amount of money off Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The owner of the gym points out that he traveled to Europe, but also to North Korea and that something about him “must have changed” over the course of his travels.
Sounds to me like he was radicalized, but in the opposite way that we normally think of. He apparently returned from his world travels with a hatred for Muslims and an agenda to take matters into his own hands.
It’s worth noting that New Zealand has gun control laws in place and there is no equivalent of the Second Amendment there. Police control the issuance of various levels of permits on a “may issue” basis. They can approve or deny permits at their sole discretion based on whether or not the applicant is considered a “person of good character” and doesn’t have a history of criminal activity, mental illness or other disqualifying factors. Of New Zealand’s roughly five million residents, approximately 250,000 have gun permits.
Agreed. The number of people cheering on and condoning the act because of the religion of his victims disgust me. I am no fan of Islam. But I am a believing Christian and mass murder is never to be condoned or reduced to a tit for tat argument.
Muslims massacre Christians - “dog bites man”
Muslims get massacred - “MAN BITES DOG!!”
Cost-plus equals zero-coupon bond (on the interest). I guess Mohammed didn’t worry much about discounting calculations.
Next, Muslims will cry discrimination on the cost-plus.
This Netflix movie tells you all you need to about unarmed NZ police.
Thanks! Learned something.
Not a normal sane guy. Muslims that do this are not normal sane guys either.
They use their beliefs as an excuse to kill innocent people. Innocent people.
Feel bad. Innocent people were put into terror. He wasn’t fighting terrorists.
Same with abortion.
Are they intelligent enough to spot the weakness in their strategy that this incident reveals. And this was perpetrated by a single wack job not organized opposition.
“Innocent”? Who said any of the mosque targets were innocent? Christchurch NZ is a muslim brotherhood hotbed. You know. The people who behead Americans.
Welcome! That’s just one of the many retrograde features of *slam.
And show me where he condones what T did. You can’t. One can be well aware of the ideology of Islam and all it has spawned without defending mass murder.
Oops. I realized I took an inappropriate tone in my reply. I had not meant to make it a personal “you” when answering. So errata,
Change “you” to “they”.
They are blaming it on Trump, the right, GOP, Marsha Blackburnn.
Yes, there are lots of Marxist morons out there blaming Trump. Some of them make sure that idiocy is posted right here on FR.
This leaves me in a twist. I hate any murders. But then I think of what has happen world wide by Muslims shooting Christians in their Churches, and Jewish synagogues. I don’t condone this but I find it hard to condemn it. I’d lowball these religious slaughters to stop.
Arithmetic wasn't his strong suit, he was more of a creative fiction kind of guy.
Why are so many muslims living in NZ? Why would NZ allow them to immigrate? Who thought that was good thing? Isnt there any remote spot left in the world to avoid those messed up people?
Well any meat I might buy would be kosher. Or fish, which is my go to.
And I am white. Little swarthy. But for the kippah I might be Italian.
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