GUNMAN KILLS 49 IN NEW ZEALAND MOSQUE SHOOTINGS | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

GUNMAN KILLS 49 IN NEW ZEALAND MOSQUE SHOOTINGS

A white man in his 20s was taken into custody after killing 49 and wounding dozens more at two Christchurch mosques, reports the BBC. Authorities described him as an "extremist right-wing terrorist"; he live-streamed one of the attacks on the internet.

The attack, which came around the time people were attending the mosques for Friday prayers, was the deadliest in the nation's history.

A gunman live-streamed footage of his rampage to Facebook, filmed with a head-mounted camera. The footage showed him firing indiscriminately at men, women and children from close range inside the Al-Noor mosque.

Police called on the public not to share the "extremely distressing" footage online. Facebook said it had removed the gunman's Facebook and Instagram accounts and was working to remove any copies of the footage.

He's been named by some media as Brent or Brenton Tarrant. A 74-page anti-immigration manifesto posted online and attributed to the killer rants about "white genocide".

The 74-page document, called The Great Replacement, consists of a rant about white genocide and lists various aims, including the creation of “an atmosphere of fear” against Muslims.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Prayers of comfort and strength for all who were affected by this horrible crime.

But again, I want to ask, and I hope that the New Zealand PD takes a good, hard look at this; was the shooter on any kind of SSRI medication at the time these atrocities happened?!?

And just in case anyone has a question about this, the only "power" I advocate, is "peaceful, logical people-power", where people collaborate to get things better for this entire world:-)

Artists understand this; and we sure as heck wish that the rest of the world understood it also.

This has also triggered a childhood memory. When I was in a public elementary school in Burbank, there were tests and quizzes which I took, which asked for a designation of race; my response was always "human".

And I think that is a good thing for all of us to hang on to right now; because, at the end of the day, we are all brothers and sisters, walking this road we call life, together.

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