As St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated, don’t forget them …. “They are fathers, mothers, grandparents, daughters and sons. They are refugees, immigrants and New-Zealand born. They are Kiwis. These are the names of those who have died or are missing after the horrific acts of terror in Christchurch.”
Christchurch, New Zealand
One of New Zealand’s national papers has released the photographs of victims of the terrorist attacks on worshippers at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch this past Friday, where at least fifty men, women and children were gunned down during Friday prayers at the Masjid Al-Noor and Linwood mosques.
An Australian immigrant and far-right sympathiser, Brenton Tarrant, filmed himself carrying weapons and expressing Islamophobic and racial comments while driving to the Al-Noor mosque. He entered the place of worship, where he began shooting at people as they prayed. Worshippers were seen fleeing the mosque in panic as the terrorist reloaded his weapons and continued firing.
The terrorist atrocity has shocked New Zealand, a country that has largely escaped the worst in terms of international terrorism-related incidents, and drew condemnation and outpourings of sympathy for the victims globally.
The New Zealand Herald, one…
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