This 15 March 2019 video from New Zealand says about itself:
Flowers for mosques around the country
People are laying flowers outside mosques throughout the country, following the Christchurch terror attacks. Wendy and Andrew Johnson delivered flowers to the mosque near Hagley Park in Christchurch. “Our hearts are just breaking for them… they should be safe to pray.”
Like that kiwi, I cry. I wish all survivors strength and recovery. Especially the injured people now fighting for their lives in Christchurch hospitals.
Fears for the injured and missing in the Christchurch mosque shooting: here.
So, today, a murder gang of presumably three racists massacred people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Their leader is an Australian nazi; an admirer, as he wrote, of Norwegian fascist murderer Breivik; of South Carolina, USA mass murderer of African American Christians Dylann Roof; and of the Islamophobic murderer at the Finsbury, London mosque (who had plans to murder British Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn). He also wrote wrote that United States far-right Trump supporter Candace Owens, notorious for whitewashing Hitler, inspired him.
He had five firearms, including two semi automatic weapons, all legally.
One should hope that the revulsion about this crime may stop the endless ‘war on terror‘ which self-styled Christian George W Bush called a crusade. That war created the climate for neonazism and for Islamophobic crimes. One should hope that revulsion about this massacre will stop discrimination.
However, one should fear that right-wing politicians will abuse this bloodbath and people’s anxiety caused by it to have yet more policemen, more armed forces, less democratic rights. Like they abused other bloodbaths.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:
“Today we are one”
In Christchurch, many people try to help each other. This is also the case with Manjinder Singh: he is a taxi driver and gives free rides to people trying to get out of Christchurch city center, wanting to return to their families.
Singh himself is a Sikh. He says his religion has often been the target of Muslim extremists. That doesn’t stop him from helping people now, he says on Radio New Zealand. “We are all one today.”
United States Islamophobic nazis who don’t know the difference between Sikhs and Muslims have murdered Sikhs. Like United States Islamophobes who don’t know the difference between Hindus and Muslims have murderously targeted Hindus.
Good that there is there still solidarity and love, as exemplified by the New Zealand people bringing flowers. Let it prevail over Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, hatred of Africans, hatred of Roma, homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, hatred of Latin American refugees, and all other forms of hatred.
AT LEAST 49 DEAD IN NEW ZEALAND MOSQUE SHOOTINGS A mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, left at least 49 people dead and the city on lockdown for hours. Four people were taken into custody. One man in his late 20s has been charged with murder and will appear in Christchurch court Saturday. The police were still working to determine if and how the other three were involved. [HuffPost]
SUSPECT ‘MOTIVATED BY WHITE SUPREMACY’ The man accused of opening fire at the mosques appears to have been motivated by white supremacy and extremism that he saw in the United States. During a news conference, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison characterized the alleged shooter as an “extremist, right-wing, violent terrorist.” [HuffPost]
‘NEW ZEALAND’S DARKEST DAY’ Political figures, business leaders, celebrities and others used social media to share their grief for those who were killed. [HuffPost]
Worldwide anti-racism demos ‘come at a critical moment’: here.