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Gunman opens fire at mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand

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Gunman opens fire at mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand

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Skimmed through his manifesto. He actually copy pasted the 'What the fuck did you just say to me you little bitch? I'll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals...etc' meme in it. What the fuck

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3.2k points · 4 months ago
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Channel 7 News here in Aus actually reported that "he claimed to be a Navy Seal with 300 confirmed kills".

I think they missed the sarcasm.

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Not surprising really, since one of his last posts before heading out to commit these grievous murders was to [email protected]

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He had a manifesto? Don't tell me it is just full of memes.

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Police have also found a car bomb:

There is a bomb on Strickland Street in Christchurch, two police officers have confirmed to our reporter on the ground.

The bomb is located inside a beige Subaru that has crashed on Strickland Street, about three kilometres from the Al Noor Mosque where the shooting took place.

“You’re not safe here, there’s a bomb in that car,” a senior police officer told our reporter Eleanor Ainge Roy. She and the police have moved back several hundred metres, to stay at a safe difference.

from the Guardian live feed

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3km seems like a fair distance to travel on foot with weapons, munitions, and armour. Did it crash before or after the shooting?

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3.6k points · 4 months ago

Sounds like he’s inspired by anders brevik. He also had “14” written all over his gun which I’m guessing is a reference to the “14 words”. Straight up white supremist. This is terrible.

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1.8k points · 4 months ago · edited 4 months ago

There may be two shootings now.

“Reports of an additional gunman at the Linwood Masjid mosque are unconfirmed by authorities, though TVNZ reports an estimated 300 people were inside the mosque at the time of the shooting.”

https://www.newsweek.com/two-mosques-attacked-new-zealand-multiple-injuries-reported-city-goes-1364022

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1.1k points · 4 months ago

So this may be a coordinated terrorist attack.

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6.2k points · 4 months ago

This happened during Friday prayers which is when mosques have the most people in them. Definitely planned for maximum casualties.

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