Very organised white supremacist terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch has left multiple people dead and wounded. Explosive devices in cars don’t seem to have been detonated. Four arrested, and that’s only within a couple of hours of the attacks, so we’re talking possibly a sizeable group working together. The extent of the attack would indicate that though they are still reporting only one “shooter”. One Australian man who posted a warning online and then live-streamed himself carrying out a shooting has been named.
I really hope whoever gets caught for this is put in the toughest jail with the hardest case Maori and Pacific Islander gang members and left to fend for themselves. Of course the best we can hope is that anyone from Australia gets sent straight back there but won’t suffer so much for what they did then. The Aussies have been extremely proactive and dedicated in sending back abroad/“home” anyone who has any sort of notable criminal record and isn’t a native, even people that have lived there most of their lives.
There is going to be some serious shit about how this was organised, and how these groups are able to achieve this level of danger and destruction. It’s not generally legal to have firearms in NZ. This appears to be one of if not the most organised white supremacist attack in the western world. It also inevitably throws Australia’s policies and attitudes wrt racism up for discussion now.