Four In Custody In New Zealand Mosque Shootings; IEDs Found; Gunman Livestreamed Attack

Update6: Four people are in custody according to New Zealand police; three men and a woman. According to the New Zealand police commissioner, “There were a number of IEDs attached to vehicles that we stopped.”

One of the gunmen is confirmed as 28-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant.

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Update5: Prime Mininster Jacinda Ardern said that it is “one of New Zealand’s darkest days” following the shootings.

Update4: A photo of the shooter who livestreamed:

Update3: Now there are reports of three possible shooters at two locations, with one in custody.

New Zealand police have asked all mosques in the country to “shut their doors” until further notice, per BNO News.

According to a manifesto posted to social media before the shooting, he wanted to lead the Untied States to civil war by escalating political and cultural tensions.

Update2: Radio NZ has confirmed two shootings, one at the Masjid Al Noor Mosque next to Hagley Park, and at the Linwood Masjid Mosque in the suburb of Linwood.

Update: According to AP, there has been a shooting at a second Christchurch mosqueNo details were immediately available.

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A gunman wielding an automatic rifle opened fire on a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, approximately ten minutes after approximately 300 people began afternoon prayers.

At least nine people have been killed with dozens injured, while eyewitnesses report “there was blood everywhere,” according to Stuff.co.nz and Radio NZ.

Another eyewitness who declined to give his name said there were “bodies all over me,” adding that the gunman emptied at least two magazines into the crowd.

The shooter was described as “white skinned, blonde, quite short and wearing a helmet and a bulletproof vest.” according to witness Ahmad Al-Mahmoud, 37, who broke a window in a door to escape from the mosque.

According to journalist Nick Monroe, the shooter – Twitter user “Brenton Tarrant” who joined in February posted his intention to shoot up the mosque on social media, then livestreamed the shooting.

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The gunman posted photos of his shooting gear on Twitter prior to the shooting.

Approximately 20 armed police are clearing buildings nearby, while all schools in the area have been placed into lockdown. No students will be released until the police “have advised us that the lockdown is over and it is safe to do so.”

An armed police officer stands outside the Christchurch Mosque on Deans Ave following the shooting. (photo: George Heard/Stuff)

The Christchurch hospital emergency ward has been cleared out and hospital staff are expecting 40 – 50 injured people.

Of note, gun ownership in New Zealand is categorized as “restrictive” – as civilians are not allowed to possess handguns, military-style semi-automatic weapons or fully automatic weapons without a permit and a relevant firearm license endorsement.

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34 comments

    1. I agree! Oh well, it’s about damn time white people started getting mad and fighting back at terrorist’s organization – or anyone with a penchant to murder whites.

        1. Mona – You’re quite right, more should go after these invaders. It’s long overdue! Thank you for your comment.

  1. Humans have been committing “hate” crimes since Cain killed Abel. It will stop when only one human is left on earth.

    1. Muslims started with their own hate killings millions of years ago……..They haven’t changed either…….

    1. Dennis. Really?? Now?? Come on dude. Youre not making us look any better. I Do Not Support shooting up a mosque. Id defend You and your family, my country and the rest. I Wouldnt do THAT.

    2. Glad to see someone with the balls to say the obvious. They are a cult of death, murdering people on a regular basis in the most barbaric ways. I’m surprised this hasn’t happened before now and won’t be surprised to see more of it. Muslims get away with murder on a daily basis. Generally when you’re up against heartless, soul-less demons like Muslims, the only way to defeat them is to go at them the same way they go at everyone else on the planet. Muslims only understand violence. They definitely had this coming.

      1. I see no PROBLEM at all………

        ALL THE DEAD ARE MUSLIMES…….
        40?…..should have been MORE…….
        KARMA is a BITTCH…..WHAT GOES AROUND..COMES AROUND…..

        I see no PROBLEM at all………

      2. What you say is true, however, it’s the Illuminati (NWO Jews) that are instigating all the hate crimes that we see today. Our Congress is in their pocket and Dems, in particular, do whatever they say to do – like siding with the enemies of America against the people of America.

    3. You’re absolutely right, Dennis. Their religion teaches them to hate and murder anyone who isn’t a Muslim. They torture women and children before they murder them. They even murder their own women and children – supposedly “honor” killings. BS!!

  2. HERO! Islam wants to DOMINATE THE WORLD!the ideology of satan must not be allowed to destroy the worlds culture.
    DEATH TO ISLAM! NO MUSLIMS IN GOVERNMENT!
    NO MUSLIMS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT.
    NO MUSLIMS PERIOD! VK3B

  3. Remember how they screamed and cheered with excitement when the twin towers fell? This may be the beginning of justice.

  4. So much for gun control! The writing on the rifle and magazines looks Soviet , so is Russia involved? Of all places for this to happen… makes you wonder… where next?!

  5. WHAT’S THE PROBLEM……..??????????????????????

    All the dead are muslimes…………

    WHAT’S THE PROBLEM……..??????????????????????

  6. Why is any nation stupid enough to allow muslimes to live in their country, much less build mosques there? It is a violation of the US Constitution for us , in the US, to allow them here, because it is aiding and abetting the enemy of the US and the Constitution; yet we have allowed them to come here, become citizens, to build mosques, and to be in government.

  7. When immigrants are invited to a new country they must forsake their old ways and assimilate into the new nation. Learn and obey the laws, love your neighbors as thyself and Love God with all your heart mind and soul do not behead them! All over the world Muslims have spread their religion and made life hell in the new countries causing deaths and destroying neighborhoods with their lack of assimilation until the new country says ” get out” it isn’t working”. They want total control like Stalin.Is their country where muslims have successfully assimilated?

  8. Fact, mass murder is not and has never been the tactics of the conservative party. This however “Does ” bear all the earmarks of anti gun left wingers! Just like the mass shootings in Las Vegas these murders were planned out para military style. In order to have a “One World Order” you must first disarm the masses! What better way than to force gun control down our throats. This is made evident by the fact that they live streamed it.

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