Christchurch Shooter Names His Heroes in NZ Mosque Attack
At least 40 people are dead and 20 seriously injured in a shooting attack on a mosque and an Islamic center in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Part of the gunman’s preparations was writing on bullet clips that he would use in the attack. Photos circulating on social media show letters and numbers from the Latin and Cyrillic alphabets. The words and dates are related to places, persons and battles associated with violent conflict throughout history between Christians in their homelands and Moslem invaders and African migrants. (See further below for references.)
- For Rotherham
- Alexandre Bissonette
- Luca Traini
- Бајо Пивљанин (Bajo Pivljanin)
- Сражение при Кагуле (Battle of Kagul) 1770
- Фружин (Fruzhin)
- Битка при Булаир (Battle of Bulair) 1913
- Sebastiano Venier
- Shipka pass 1877-78
- Novak Vujošević
Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel said she was “shocked beyond words” by the shootings.”I would never have expected anything like this to happen in Christchurch, I’d never expect this to happen in New Zealand,” she said.
Worshippers at both the Al Noor Mosque in central Christchurch and the Linwood Mosque were the victims. The attack occurred on a Friday afternoon when the mosque was packed for the weekly congregation.
The Names, Places & Battles Written by Tarrant
The Quebec City mosque shooting was a terrorist attack and mass shooting on the evening of January 29, 2017. Alexandre Bissonnette was sentenced to life in prison, with no possibility of parole for 40 years.
Luca Traini is the name of an Italian man who opened fire on six African migrants in Macerate in 2018. Traini committed the two-hour rampage in retaliation for the gruesome slaying of a teenager a few days earlier. A Nigerian man was arrested in the death of 18-year-old Pamela Mastropietro. Her remains were found in two suitcases days after she walked away from a drug rehab community.
Rotherham is the name of an English town where organized child sexual abuse occured over decades. The abuse included gang rapes, most of which were reportedly carried out by Muslim immigrants.
Sebastiano Venier was Doge of Venice from 11 June 1577 to 3 March 1578. He is best remembered in his role as the Venetian admiral at the Battle of Lepanto, in which the Ottoman Empire was defeated.
The Battle of Shipka Pass consisted of four battles that were fought between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire for control over the vital Shipka Pass during the Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878).
Novak Vujošević from Kuči tribe was the Christian hero at the Battle of Fundina, during which he killed 28 enemy soldiers. The Battle of Fundina took place in 1876 in a village in Kuči, Principality of Montenegro. The Montenegrin Army had about 5,000 troops. The Muslim Ottomans had 40,000 troops.
Bajo Pivljanin was a 17th-century commander in the Ottoman territories of Herzegovina and southern Dalmatia. Born in Piva, at the time under the control of the Ottoman Empire, he was a victim of Ottoman injustice. Regarded as one of the most distinguished freedom fighters of his time, he is praised in Serbian epic poetry.
The Battle of Kagul (1770) was the most important land battle of the Russo-Turkish War and one of the largest battles of the 18th century. The Russians had 40,000 soldiers who were up against the allied forces of the Khanate of Crimea and the Ottoman Empire, which consisted of 30,000 Ottoman infantry and 45,000 Ottoman cavalry.
Fruzhin was a 15th-century Bulgarian noble who fought actively against the Ottoman conquest of the Second Bulgarian Empire.
The Battle of Bulair took place on 26 January 1913 between the Bulgarian Seventh Rila Infantry Division under General Georgi Todorov and the Ottoman 27th Infantry Division. The result was a Bulgarian victory.
Pelayu (685 – 737) was a Visigothic nobleman who founded the Kingdom of Asturias, ruling it from 718 until his death. Through his victory at the Battle of Covadonga, he is credited with beginning the Reconquista, the Christian reconquest of the Iberian peninsula from the Moors. He established an independent Christian state in opposition to Moorish hegemony.
Konstantin II Asen is Constantine II of Bulgaria. He was the last emperor of Bulgaria, and his dispossession and death in 1422 marked the end of the Second Bulgarian Empire. The Ottoman conquest had begun in earnest half a century earlier, in 1369, and their rule lasted until 1878.
The shooter was live-streaming his attack on Facebook, and recordings were being reposted on Twitter.
UPDATE: The tweets have been deleted.
The account of @BrentonTarrant himself was suspended.
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