In New Zealand on Friday, a suspect shot up two Mosques in Christ Church which left 49 dead, 48 injured, and at least 20 in critical condition.
The suspect made it clear in his 74 page manifesto that he didn’t like the Muslim population in New Zealand because they were “invaders.”
The sick individual also live streamed the entire massacre on his go-pro, which was streaming to his Facebook page.
Shortly after the attack, President Trump took to Twitter and said, “My warmest sympathy and best wishes goes out to the people of New Zealand after the horrible massacre in the Mosques. 49 innocent people have so senselessly died, with so many more seriously injured. The U.S. stands by New Zealand for anything we can do. God bless all!”
My warmest sympathy and best wishes goes out to the people of New Zealand after the horrible massacre in the Mosques. 49 innocent people have so senselessly died, with so many more seriously injured. The U.S. stands by New Zealand for anything we can do. God bless all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 15, 2019
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May had a similar response to the attack, where she said, “On behalf of the UK, my deepest condolences to the people of New Zealand after the horrifying terrorist attack in Christchurch,” tweeted British Prime Minister Theresa May. “My thoughts are with all of those affected by this sickening act of violence.”
On behalf of the UK, my deepest condolences to the people of New Zealand after the horrifying terrorist attack in Christchurch. My thoughts are with all of those affected by this sickening act of violence.
— Theresa May (@theresa_may) March 15, 2019
Some people on the Left took the opportunity to slam conservative Candace Owens and You Tuber Pewdiepie for the attack because the shooter mentioned their names in his manifesto.
Neither Owens or Pewdiepie have ever encouraged the violence towards the Muslim population so these attacks are baseless political hit jobs.
The only person to blame here is the shooter.
This sickening and hateful attack was seen as one of New Zealand’s “darkest days” by New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
“This is one of New Zealand’s darkest days,” Ardern said. “Clearly what has happened here is an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence.”
“It is clear that this can only be described as a terrorist attack. From what we know, it does appear to have been well planned,” said Arden. “Two explosive devices attached to suspects’ vehicles have been found and they have been disarmed.”
Check out what the Daily Wire reported:
The shooter, whose name is not here published because of The Daily Wire’s policy on mass killers, is believed to a be a 28-year-old Australian. He livestreamed his murderous campaign on social media, which has left various platforms scrambling to take down the horrific video. He also issued a 74-page manifesto expressing his white supremacist hatred of immigrant “invaders” and belief in “ethnic autonomy.” He also specifically cites other infamous mass shooters as inspiration for his actions and says he hopes to spark a “civil war” by using firearms in the attack.
“Two other armed suspects were being held in custody,” the Associated Press reported early Friday. “Police said they were trying to determine how they might be involved.”
No matter what your religion is, the church/mosque should be a place where everyone can feel safe and a place where you shouldn’t be fearing for your life.
This attack on the Muslim community is a reminder that there is still a large amount of hate in this world on both sides.
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