Christchurch mosque shootings

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The Christchurch mosque shootings were two consecutive terrorist shooting attacks at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, during Friday Prayer on 15 March 2019.wikipedia
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Jacinda Ardern

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Politicians and world leaders condemned the attacks, and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described it as "one of New Zealand's darkest days".
In March 2019, she led the country through the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, and her government introduced strict gun laws in response.

Al Noor Mosque, Christchurch

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The attacks began at the Al Noor Mosque in the suburb of Riccarton at 1:40 p.m. and continued at the Linwood Islamic Centre at about 1:55 p.m. The gunman live-streamed the first attack on Facebook.
It was the primary target of the Christchurch mosque shootings of 15 March 2019.

Riccarton, New Zealand

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The attacks began at the Al Noor Mosque in the suburb of Riccarton at 1:40 p.m. and continued at the Linwood Islamic Centre at about 1:55 p.m. The gunman live-streamed the first attack on Facebook.
The Al Noor Mosque on Deans Avenue was the site of a mass shooting during the Christchurch mosque shootings on 15 March 2019.

Facebook

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The attacks began at the Al Noor Mosque in the suburb of Riccarton at 1:40 p.m. and continued at the Linwood Islamic Centre at about 1:55 p.m. The gunman live-streamed the first attack on Facebook.
In March 2019, the perpetrator of the Christchurch mosque shootings in New Zealand used Facebook to stream live footage of the attack as it unfolded.

List of Facebook features

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The gunman live-streamed the first 17 minutes of this attack on Facebook Live, starting with the drive to the Al Noor mosque and ending with the drive away.
Facebook Live was also used by the perpetrator of the Christchurch mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand to broadcast the attacks on Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Centre, which killed 51 people and injured 50 others.

White genocide conspiracy theory

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Tarrant is allegedly the author of a 74-page manifesto titled "The Great Replacement", a reference to the "Great Replacement" and "white genocide" conspiracy theories.
Since the 2019 Christchurch and El Paso shootings, of which the shooters' manifestos decried a "white replacement" and have named The Great Replacement; author Bat Ye'or's 2002 Eurabia concept, Camus's 2012 Great Replacement fallacy (often called replacement theory or population replacement), and Gerd Honsik's resurgent 1970s myth of a Kalergi plan, have all been used synonymously with "white genocide" and are increasingly referred to as variations of the conspiracy theory.

Aramoana massacre

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Prior to that, the deadliest public mass shooting was the 1990 Aramoana massacre, in which 13 people died.
The massacre was the deadliest mass shooting in New Zealand's history until the Christchurch mosque massacre at Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch on 15 March 2019.

Identitäre Bewegung Österreich

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He donated 1,500 euros to Identitäre Bewegung Österreich (IBÖ), the Austrian branch of Generation Identity (part of the Identitarian movement) in Europe, as well as 2,200 euros to Génération Identitaire, the French branch of the group, and interacted with IBÖ leader Martin Sellner via email between January 2018 and July 2018, offering to meet in Vienna and a linking to his YouTube channel.
According to the Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz, in March 2019 the Austrian government considered dissolving the IBÖ because its leader Martin Sellner had received a donation of 1,500 euros from Brenton Harrison Tarrant, the Australia-born perpetrator of the Christchurch mosque shootings at Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch, New Zealand, that left 51 dead and injured 50 more.

Terrorism Suppression Act 2002

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On 21 May 2019, Commissioner Bush announced that a new charge of engaging in a terrorist act had been laid against Tarrant under section 6A of the Terrorism Suppression Act 2002.
In May 2019, a charge of engaging in a terrorist act was laid against the alleged shooter in the Christchurch mosque attacks, under section 6A of the Act.

8chan

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Minutes before the attacks began, the manifesto was emailed to more than 30 recipients, including the prime minister's office and several media outlets, and links were shared on Twitter and 8chan.
Following the three shootings in 2019 (Christchurch, New Zealand, in March; Poway, California, in April; El Paso, Texas, in August), in which the perpetrators of each used 8chan as a platform to spread their manifesto, there was increased pressure on those providing 8chan's Internet services to terminate their support.

Andersons Bay

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At the time of his arrest, he had been living for a few years in Andersons Bay in Dunedin.
On 15 March 2019 part of Somerville Street in Andersons Bay was cordoned off while police, including Armed Offenders Squad officers, searched a house formerly occupied by a suspect in the Christchurch mosque shootings.

Live streaming

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The attacks began at the Al Noor Mosque in the suburb of Riccarton at 1:40 p.m. and continued at the Linwood Islamic Centre at about 1:55 p.m. The gunman live-streamed the first attack on Facebook. The gunman live-streamed the first 17 minutes of this attack on Facebook Live, starting with the drive to the Al Noor mosque and ending with the drive away.
Part of the Christchurch mosque shootings was streamed on Facebook Live by the perpetrator for 17 minutes.

Martin Sellner

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He donated 1,500 euros to Identitäre Bewegung Österreich (IBÖ), the Austrian branch of Generation Identity (part of the Identitarian movement) in Europe, as well as 2,200 euros to Génération Identitaire, the French branch of the group, and interacted with IBÖ leader Martin Sellner via email between January 2018 and July 2018, offering to meet in Vienna and a linking to his YouTube channel.
His computer, mobile phone, all data storage devices and cash cards were confiscated on suspicion that he was a member of a terrorist organization; early in 2018 he had received a donation of $1,500 from Brenton Harrison Tarrant, the Australia-born suspect in the Christchurch mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Bangladeshi cricket team in New Zealand in 2018–19

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The third test-cricket match between New Zealand and Bangladesh, scheduled to commence at Hagley Oval in Hagley Park on 16 March, was likewise cancelled due to security concerns.
The tour ended early, with the cancellation of the third and final Test match, following the Christchurch mosque shootings.

Terrorism in New Zealand

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For the first time in New Zealand history, the terrorism threat level was raised to high.
In response to the Christchurch terrorist attacks of 15 March 2019, the country's threat level was temporarily raised from "low" to "high" and was later lowered to "medium" on 17 April 2019.

Linwood Islamic Centre

The attacks began at the Al Noor Mosque in the suburb of Riccarton at 1:40 p.m. and continued at the Linwood Islamic Centre at about 1:55 p.m. The gunman live-streamed the first attack on Facebook.
On 15 March 2019, the mosque and the Al Noor Mosque were targeted in the Christchurch mosque shootings.

Swastika

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On his pack was a Black Sun patch, and two dog tags: one with a Celtic cross, and one with a Slavic swastika design.
The alleged perpetrator of the Christchurch mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand used the Kolovrat swastika on one of his dog tags alongside the Celtic Cross.

Christchurch Hospital

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Fifty-one people, 47 male and 4 female, were killed in the attacks: 42 at the Al Noor Mosque, 7 at the Linwood Islamic Centre, one who died shortly after in Christchurch Hospital, and another who died in the hospital on 2 May, seven weeks after the attacks.
The hospital also played a key role in the immediate aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, admitting 49 people with injuries from the shooting, two of which would later die in the hospital.

Manifesto

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Tarrant is allegedly the author of a 74-page manifesto titled "The Great Replacement", a reference to the "Great Replacement" and "white genocide" conspiracy theories.

True Blue Crew

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Three years prior to the attacks, he praised Blair Cottrell as a leader of the far-right movements in Australia and made more than 30 comments on the now-deleted "United Patriots Front" and "True Blue Crew" pages.
In the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings in March 2019, it emerged that the alleged perpetrator, Brenton Tarrant, had three years earlier given fulsome praise to Blair Cottrell as a leader of the far-right movements on social media.

The British Grenadiers

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Moments before the shooting, he played several songs, including "The British Grenadiers", a traditional British military marching song, and "Remove Kebab", a Serb nationalist song celebrating Radovan Karadžić, who was found guilty of genocide against Bosnian Muslims.

Great Replacement

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Tarrant is allegedly the author of a 74-page manifesto titled "The Great Replacement", a reference to the "Great Replacement" and "white genocide" conspiracy theories.
In March 2019, Vice Germany reported how AfD MP Harald Laatsch attempted to justify and assign blame for the Christchurch mosque shootings, in relation to his "The Great Exchange" theory, by asserting that the shooter's actions were driven by "overpopulation" from immigrants and "climate protection" against them.

Identitarian movement

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He donated 1,500 euros to Identitäre Bewegung Österreich (IBÖ), the Austrian branch of Generation Identity (part of the Identitarian movement) in Europe, as well as 2,200 euros to Génération Identitaire, the French branch of the group, and interacted with IBÖ leader Martin Sellner via email between January 2018 and July 2018, offering to meet in Vienna and a linking to his YouTube channel.
The website for the group shutdown alongside New Zealand National Front in the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings.

Atta Elayyan

Atta Elayyan, an IT entrepreneur and player in the New Zealand futsal team, was among those killed.
Elayyan was one of fifty-one killed in the Christchurch mosque shootings on 15 March 2019.

Black Sun (symbol)

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On his pack was a Black Sun patch, and two dog tags: one with a Celtic cross, and one with a Slavic swastika design.
The symbol was used on the cover of the Christchurch mosque shooter's manifesto, and was engraved on the guns used in the attack.