New Zealand mosque shooting: Terrorist Brenton Tarrant threatened to kill London Mayor Sadiq Khan in manifesto
In his manifesto rant, 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant revealed who he was and his reasoning for his actions
The suspected terrorist shooter Brenton Tarrant, who opened fire in a mosque in New Zealand, claimed to have been inspired by Anders Breivik and called out for the deaths of Angela Merkel, Erdogan, and Sadiq Khan.
The 28-year-old suspected killer decided to express his thoughts and opinions in his manifesto under the section "Kill High Profile Enemies" where he blamed the London Mayor for "writing, an open sign of the disenfranchisement and ethnic replacement of British people in the British Isles." He also wrote that the "Pakistani Muslim invader" is now representing the people of London, something which Tarrant is dead against.
The acts committed by Brenton Tarrant in Christchurch New Zealand is nothing short of RIGHT-WING TERRORISM.— shaun🌹 (@supershaun16) March 15, 2019
It's only been 3 months into 2019 for blood to have spilled and lives lost at the hands of someone radicalized by hate speech from the far-right. pic.twitter.com/RHxyc6UXDf
He went to the extent of saying, "What better sign of the white rebirth than the removal of this invader?" before openly calling for the death of Sadiq Khan. Tarrant began his rant by talking about how enemies of the race are able to walk freely with dignity and pride among society and such traitors deserve to die a traitor's death.
The London Mayor spoke out post the vicious and deadly mass shooting on the mosques in NZ and pledged to "reassure" Muslim people in London, after around 49 people lost their lives in Christchurch. In a statement posted on Twitter, Khan said: "Heartbreaking news from New Zealand this morning where innocent people have been murdered because of their faith."
Heartbreaking news from New Zealand this morning where innocent people have been murdered because of their faith.— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) March 15, 2019
London stands with the people of Christchurch in the face of this horrific terror attack. London will always celebrate the diversity that some seek to destroy. pic.twitter.com/QEzYn5IQuN
"London stands with the people of Christchurch in the face of this horrific terror attack. London will always celebrate the diversity that some seek to destroy. I want to reassure the Muslim communities in London. I have been in touch with the Met Police. There will be highly visible policing around mosques today (March 15), as well as armed response officers, as Londoners go to pray. Anything suspicious should be reported to the police on 999 or the counter-terror hotline on 0800 789 321," the city's mayor added.
The mass shootings which rocked New Zealand left around 49 people dead as New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called the incident "one of New Zealand's darkest days." The police have taken three men and a woman into custody after the shootings but have not given any details on who they have detained.