Dozens of people were killed at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday when a white supremacist filmed himself going on a shooting rampage.
The terrorist published a lengthy manifesto; he sought to create racial and political division in Western nations that would spark armed conflict. The Daily Wire will not quote or publish any sections from the manifesto; doing so would give the terrorist what he wanted.
A New Zealand police commissioner said that four people were in custody including three men and one woman.
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“This is one of New Zealand’s darkest days,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said. “Clearly what has happened here is an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence.”
“Many of those affected may be migrants, maybe refugees,” Arden added. “The perpetrator is not. … There is no place in New Zealand for such acts of extreme and unprecedented violence.”
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