New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has just confirmed that 40 people have died in the mosque attacks. [source]
She said that 10 people were killed at the Linwood mosque and 30 at the Deans Ave mosque.
A further 20 people have been seriously injured. Ms Ardern says those arrested today were not on any watch lists in New Zealand.
The PM is now calling it a terrorist attack.
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The shooter who live streamed his killing spree on Facebook is a 28-year-old Australian from NSW. He posted links to his manifesto & facebook live stream on 8chan beforehand. From what I saw his manifesto was about countering "white genocide". Basically he's a retarded racist who's deluded enough to think NZ or Australia are "white" countries. In other words, a typical /pol loser.
Shooter being arrested:
From the manifesto...
Why did you choose New Zealand as a place to attack?
New Zealand was not the original choice for attack, I only arrived to New Zealand to live temporarily whilst I planned and trained, but I soon found out that New Zealand was as target rich of an environment as anywhere else in the West. Secondly an attack in New Zealand would bring to attention the truth of the assault on our civilization, that no where in the world was safe, the invaders were in all of our lands, even in the remotest areas of the world and that there was no where left to go that was safe and free from mass immigration.
By living in New Zealand, weren’t you an immigrant yourself?
Yes, and it seems we immigrants seem to bring a whole host of issues. Nah, not really. An Australian living in New Zealand is much the same as an Austrian living in Bavaria. They aren’t going to ethnically replace the people, nor change the nations culture.They are the same people, they are the same culture.