New Zealand: A Mass Shooting Intended to Foment Copycat Attacks

Mar 15, 2019 | 18:26 GMT


At least one gunman opened fire on worshippers during Friday prayers at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 49 people, The New Zealand Herald reported March 15. Police arrested four people during their response to the attacks, but only one Australian man has been charged. A manifesto posted online outlining the motivations for the attack claims that the attacker acted alone and that he was motivated by a variety of issues associated with extreme-right ideology -- including anti-Islamic as well as anti-globalist sentiments. This complex, deadly and politically motivated attack was intended to motivate others to carry out similar attacks against not just Muslims but also anyone who supports multiculturalism and globalism....

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