The Australian-born suspect, understood to be a white man in his 20s, also reportedly describes himself as a racist and fascist, referring to Norwegian terrorist and mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik and Swede Anton Lundin Pettersson, who killed three people in an attack on a school in Trollhättan in 2015.
He describes his motives as revenge for terrorism in Europe, and specifically names 11-year-old Swedish girl Ebba, one of five people killed in a terror attack on Drottninggatan in Stockholm in 2017.
Her parents have since set up two charity foundations in their daughter's name, both aimed at helping children reach their full potential and honouring her memory through good, kind and loving deeds. "When I testified in court, I said I am reminded of my daughter's death all the time and not only when people talk about Drottninggatan but also when similar acts happen in other countries, but I would not even have been able to think that someone would write my daughter's name on a rifle," Ebba's father told The Local.
He criticized Sweden for not offering more compensation to families of victims. "Sweden makes no difference between whether a person passes away in a terror attack or gets hit by a drunk driver. This is one of the reasons why there are terror funds in the rest of Europe, so that victims get support to have a chance to move on. (...) I end up in the spotlight when there's an attack in New Zealand – how sick is that?"
More than 40 people were killed in what has been described as a "violent, extremist, right-wing terrorist attack" on two mosques in Christchurch, which occurred during afternoon prayer on Friday. The city's hospital said it was treating 48 people for gunshot wounds, including young children.
Three people were in custody on Friday morning Stockholm time, one of whom has been identified as an Australian-born man who wrote before the attack that he had been planning it for up to two years.
|One deranged Muslim drove a heavy truck through a group of Swedish children in Stockholme (2017).|
|50 innocent New Zeland Muslims paid with their lives for the 2017 death of Ebba Akerlund in Stockholme.|
|Ebba's grave in Stockholme was repeatedly vandalised by Muslims (more than 30 times) since then.|
“That difference was Ebba Akerlund. Young, innocent and dead Ebba,” the shooter wrote. “Ebba death at the hands of the invaders, the indignity of her violent demise and my inability to stop it broke through my own jaded cynicism like a sledgehammer.”)
Mosque shooter a white nationalist seeking revenge
SYDNEY – The gunman behind at least one of the mosque shootings in New Zealand that left 49 people dead on Friday tried to make a few things clear in the manifesto he left behind: He is a 28-year-old Australian white nationalist who hates immigrants. He was set off by attacks in Europe that were perpetrated by Muslims. He wanted revenge, and he wanted to create fear.
He also, quite clearly, wanted attention. Though he claimed not to covet fame, the gunman — whose name was not immediately released by police — left behind a 74-page document posted on social media under the name Brenton Tarrant in which he said he hoped to survive the attack to better spread his ideas in the media.
And though he portrayed himself in his writings as quiet and introverted, he livestreamed to the world his assault on the worshippers at Christchurch's Al Noor Mosque. That attack killed at least 41 people, while an assault on a second mosque in the city not long after killed several more. Police did not say whether the same person was responsible for both shootings.
While his manifesto and video were an obvious and contemptuous ploy for infamy, they do contain important clues for a public trying to understand why anyone would target dozens of innocent people who were simply spending an afternoon engaged in prayer.
There could be no more perplexing a setting for a mass slaughter than New Zealand, a nation so placid and so isolated from the mass shootings that plague the U.S. that even police officers rarely carry guns.
Yet the gunman himself highlighted New Zealand's remoteness as a reason he chose it. He wrote that an attack in New Zealand would show that no place on earth was safe and that even a country as far away as New Zealand is subject to mass immigration.
"I can't believe that somebody I've probably had daily dealings with and had shared conversations and interacted with would be able of something to this extreme," Tracey Gray told the Australian Broadcasting Corp.
Beyond his white nationalistic ideals, he also considers himself an environmentalist and a fascist who believes China is the nation that most aligns with his political and social values. He has contempt for the wealthiest 1 percent. And he singled out American conservative commentator Candace Owens as the person who had influenced him the most. In a tweet, Owens responded by saying that if the media portrayed her as the inspiration for the attack, it had better hire lawyers.
Throughout the manifesto, the theme he returns to most often is conflict between people of European descent and Muslims, often framing it in terms of the Crusades. He wrote that the episode that pushed him toward violence took place in 2017 while he was touring through Western Europe.
That was when an Uzbek man drove a truck into a crowd of people in Stockholm, killing five. The Australian was particularly enraged by the death of an 11-year-old Swedish girl Ebba in the attack. He said his desire for violence grew when he arrived in France, where he became enraged by the sight of immigrants in the cities and towns he visited.
The gunman had a long wish list for what he hoped the attack would achieve. He hoped it would reduce immigration by intimidating immigrants. He hoped to drive a wedge between NATO and the Turkish people. He hoped to further polarize and destabilize the West. And he hoped to create more conflict over gun laws in the U.S., thus leading to a civil war that would ultimately result in a separation of races.
Though he claimed not to be a Nazi, in the video he livestreamed of the shooting the number 14 is seen on his rifle. That may be a reference to the "14 Words," a white supremacist slogan attributed in part to Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf," according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. He also used the symbol of the Schwarze Sonne, or black sun, which "has become synonymous with myriad far-right groups who traffic in neo-Nazi," according to the center.
His victims, he wrote, were chosen because he saw them as invaders who would replace the white race. He predicted he would feel no remorse for their deaths. And in the video he livestreamed of his shooting, no remorse can be seen or heard. Instead, he simply says: "Let's get this party started."
Then he picks up his gun, storms into the mosque, and cuts down one innocent life after another. When it is over, he climbs back into his car, where he has left his music playing — the song "Fire" by the English rock band The Crazy World of Arthur Brown. And right after the singer bellows, "I am the god of hellfire!" the gunman drives away.
|Muslim Siege Of Vienna (11 September 1683)|
Main Stream Media (The Fake News) Intentionally Misled About the Names Written On Shooter’s Guns & Ammo: Looking at the caption on this photo, one would think that the names are of other “white supremacists” who carried out terror attacks on “innocent” Muslims.
Marco Antonio Bragadin, also Marcantonio Bragadin (21 April 1523 – 17 August 1571) was a Venetian lawyer and military officer of the Republic of Venice. Bragadin joined the Fanti da Mar (marine infantry) Corps of the Republic of Venice. In 1569, he was appointed Captain-General of Famagusta in Cyprus and led the Venetian resistance to the Ottoman conquest that began in 1570.
He was gruesomely killed in August 1571 after the Ottomans took the city, the fall of which signalled the end of Western presence in the Mediterranean island for the next three centuries.
Lazar’s widow, Milica, who ruled as regent for their adolescent son Stefan Lazarević, Lazar’s successor, accepted Ottoman suzerainty in the summer of 1390.
MARKO MILJANOV POPOVIC
Marko Miljanov Popović (25 April 1833 – 2 February 1901) was a Brda chieftain and Montenegrin general and writer. He entered the service of Danilo I, the first secular Prince of Montenegro in the modern era, and led his armed Kuči tribe against the Ottoman Empire in the wars of 1861–62 and 1876–78, distinguishing himself as an able military leader.
GROF ERNST RIDGER VON STARHEMBERGR:
Count Ernst Rüdiger von Starhemberg (12 January 1638 – 4 January 1701) was military governor of Vienna from 1680, the city’s defender during the Battle of Vienna in 1683, Imperial general during the Great Turkish War, and President of the Hofkriegsrat.
During the siege of Vienna, after being forced to join the war alongside the Ottoman Empire, he sabotaged his Turkish “allies” by warning the Austrians beforehand about the siege.
He was also informing them about the Ottoman plans, movements and tactics (in a hidden tunnel beneath the city’s walls), stalling bridge repairs across the Danube (since before that the Turks considered the Wallachians unreliable when it came to war matters) and finally ordering his men to put hay & straw inside the Turkish cannons so that the damage on the walls of Vienna would be minimized.
He also planted a cross with a double meaning in which he offered moral support to the besieged Austrians while at the same time, avoiding Ottoman suspicion. As a result he received praise from General Wallenstein and the Habsburg Emperor himself and also earned the title of “Defender (or Count) of the Holy Roman Empire”
Thanks to his contributions and the Polish intervention, Vienna was saved. The Imperials therefore promised him the throne to Constantinople after the Turks were driven out.
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