The deranged pamphlet calls for the killing of London mayor Sadiq Khan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. At least 49 people were killed and 20 seriously wounded in Friday’s slaughter at two Christchurch mosques. Three men and a woman have been arrested, with one man charged as police warned more suspects could be at large. A man in his late twenties was charged with murder and will appear in court on Saturday morning, police confirmed.
Terror suspect called for deaths of Sadiq Khan and Angela Merkel in hate-filled document
Tarrant, 28, allegedly live-streamed the carnage on Facebook during the attack on worshippers at Friday afternoon prayers at the Al Noor mosque, which left 41 people dead.
Another seven people were massacred at the Linwood Masjid Mosque with another victim dying in hospital.
In his chilling ‘The Great Replacement’ document, Tarrant said he was influenced by far-right Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik, who murdered 77 people in 2011.
Turkish leader Recep Erdogan was also targeted in the depraved “manifesto”.
The Christchurch mosque terrorist said he was inspired by Norway mass murderer Anders Breivik
Police arrested four people after the New Zealand mosque carnage
The hate-filled document also names Finsbury Park terrorist Darren Osborne, who killed one worshipper and injured several others in a van attack on a north London mosque in 2017, as an inspiration for Friday’s mosque attacks.
The twisted rant talks about England’s Rotherham sex-gang scandal and praises racist US mass murderer Dylann Roof, who shot dead nine African Americans at a church in 2015.
As well as references to far-right terrorists, the video game Fortnite is praised in the chilling pamphlet.
He claimed to be “just a ordinary White man, 28 years old. Born in Australia in a working class, low income family.
Sadiq Khan was on a hate-filled list of targets posted by one gunman
Mr Khan said: “London stands with the people of Christchurch in the face of this horrific terror attack.
“London will always celebrate the diversity that some seek to destroy.
“I want to reassure the Muslim communities in London.
I have been in touch with the Met Police. There will be highly visible policing around mosques today, as well as armed response officers, as Londoners go to pray.”
At least 40 people were injured in the attacks on two Christchurch mosques
By the definition, then yes. It is a terrorist attack. But I believe it is a partisan action against an occupying force.
“My parents are of Scottish, Irish and English stock. I had a regular childhood, without any great issues”.
In the manifesto, which Express.co.uk has chosen not to quote, the suspect said his views on Islam changed after the Stockholm terror attack in April 2017, where a young girl was among the victims.
Laying out his chilling ideology, the suspected far-right terrorist claimed he allegedly carried out the bloodbath as revenge for an Islamist terrorist attack in Sweden that killed a young girl and others.
He said he planned to target a mosque in Dunedin, but switched to the Al Noor and Masjid Mosques as they had “far more invaders”.
Bullet proof vests and protective gear posted on Twitter by one of the alleged attackers
Following the attacks, he planned to travel to another mosque south of Christchurch and continue the slaughter.
Following Friday’s slaughter, New Zealand police defused “a number of IEDs”.
One survivor told TV New Zealand he was at the Al Noor mosque and saw a gunman shoot a man in the chest.
The witness said: ”What I did was basically just waiting and praying, God please, let this guy run out of bullets.
One man has been charged with murder and four arrested after the attacks
“He came to this side, he shot this side, he went to another room and went to the ladies’ section and shot them. I just heard one of the ladies has died.”
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called it “one of New Zealand’s darkest days”.
Australia’s prime minister Scott Morrison said one of those arrested was an Australian citizen.
He described the suspected attacker as an “extremist right-wing violent terrorist”.