New Zealand mosque shooting: Gunman called Turkish president Erdogan a 'warlord' who 'must bleed his last' in his manifesto

The chilling manifesto that went online hours before the massacre at Masjid Al Noor and Linwood Masjid Mosque mentioned the names of three political figures, Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Erdogan.   


                            New Zealand mosque shooting: Gunman called Turkish president Erdogan a 'warlord' who 'must bleed his last' in his manifesto

The alleged gunman from Friday's Christchurch shootings, 28-year-old Australian national Brenton Tarrant mentioned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in his 73-page long manifesto, where he called for the president to be killed.

The chilling manifesto that went online hours before the massacre at Masjid Al Noor and Linwood Masjid Mosque mentioned the names of three political figures, Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Erdogan under the 'Kill High Profile Enemies' section of the document.    

Ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019. Multiple people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers on what the prime minister called "one of New Zealand's darkest days," as authorities detained four people and defused explosive devices in what appeared to be a carefully planned attack. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
Ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019. Multiple people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers on what the prime minister called "one of New Zealand's darkest days," as authorities detained four people and defused explosive devices in what appeared to be a carefully planned attack. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

Writing about them in his manifesto under the section "Kill High Profile Enemies", Tarrant wrote, "Erdogan, the leader of one of the oldest enemies of our people, and the leader of the largest islamic group within Europe. This warlord must bleed his last, whilst he visits his ethnic soldiers currently occupying Europe," he said.

"His death will also drive a wedge between the Turk invaders currently occupying our lands and the ethnic European people whilst simultaneously weakening Turkeys hold on the region, removing a prime enemy of Russia and destabilizing and fracturing NATO."

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks about the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during his weekly parliamentary address on October 23, 2018 in Ankara, Turkey. Erdogan said Khashoggi was the victim of a 'brutal' and 'planned' murder and called for the extradition of 18 suspects to Turkey to face justice. Khashoggi, a U.S. resident and critic of the Saudi regime, went missing after entering the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on October 2. (Source: Getty Images)
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks about the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during his weekly parliamentary address on October 23, 2018 in Ankara, Turkey. Erdogan said Khashoggi was the victim of a 'brutal' and 'planned' murder and called for the extradition of 18 suspects to Turkey to face justice. Khashoggi, a U.S. resident and critic of the Saudi regime, went missing after entering the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on October 2. (Source: Getty Images)

The Turkish President has not responded to the mention specifically but has condemned the attacks. "I strongly condemn the terror attack against the Al Noor Mosque in #NewZealand and Muslim worshippers. May Allah have mercy on the victims and grant a speedy recovery to the wounded," he wrote on Twitter. "On behalf of my country, I offer my condolences to the Islamic world and the people of New Zealand, who have been targeted by this deplorable act - the latest example of rising racism and Islamophobia," he added.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan also took to Twitter to say: 



The manifesto was part of the mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers which killed 49 people on what the New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called "one of New Zealand's darkest days,". Police have detained four people and defused explosive devices in what appeared to be a carefully planned attack.

Map locates two mosques in Christchurch and Linwood, New Zealand, where mass shootings occurred; 2c x 3 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 88 mm;
Map locates two mosques in Christchurch and Linwood, New Zealand, where mass shootings occurred; 2c x 3 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 88 mm;

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the events in Christchurch represented "an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence" and acknowledged many of those affected may be migrants and refugees. In addition to the dead, she said more than 20 people were seriously wounded. "It is clear that this can now only be described as a terrorist attack," Ardern said.