New Zealand mosque shooter charged with terrorism
New Zealand police have charged Brenton Tarrant with one act of carrying out a terrorist act. One murder charge and two additional attempted murder charges have also been filed.
The 28-year-old Australian man went on a shooting rampage that left 51 people dead in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 15.
Tarrant is now facing 92 charges – 51 charges of murder, 40 of attempted murder, and one terrorism charge.Also on rt.com New Zealand media ban reporting of Christchurch shooter’s white supremacist statements at trial
He is alleged to have penned a 74-page neo-fascist manifesto, titled "The Great Replacement" where he delves into what had inspired him to carry out the shootings and vows "revenge" against Muslim "invaders." His weapons bore neo-Nazi inscriptions and slogans, names of extremists, as well as historic figures who waged wars against Muslims.
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