Just a ordinary white man, 28 years old. Born in Australia to a working class, low income family. My parents are of Scottish, Irish and English stock. I had a regular childhood, without any great issues. I had little interest in education during my schooling, barely achieving a passing grade.” He claimed he invested in “bitconnect,” used the money to travel, and added, “I am just a regular white man, from a regular family. Who decided to take a stand to ensure a future for my people.
Brenton Tarrant is the shooter responsible for the Christchurch massacre of March 2019 in New Zealand.
He streamed the attack on Facebook Live for about 15 minutes. His camera shows the barrel of a weapon as the camera follows it, as if in a first-person role-playing game. The gun fires repeatedly and on-camera deaths and woundings are seen.
“It is a terrorist attack,” Mr. Tarrant wrote in a 70-page manifesto describing his motives for the massacre, primarily hostility to mass immigration.
Mr. Tarrant calls himself somewhat of a supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump, though only as a symbol, not a policy maker or leader. He also says he hopes to radicalize splits in American society and facilitate the breakup of the U.S. along ethnic lines.
Photos of the weapons used in the massacre were apparently uploaded by Brenton Tarrant himself to his Twitter account, which was opened in February. Most of the photos were uploaded on March 12. The account was suspended by Twitter within a few hours of the shooting making the news.
He posted photos of bullet clips on which he had written the names of recent mass shooters, as well as historical soldiers who had won battles against overwhelming numbers of Ottomans (Moslems).