BTR News – If you are a regular on Twitter searching for news leads, following public officials or just posting random selfies, then you know from time to time certain topics will start trending on a moments notice. It was like that during the evening hours in the United States as reports starting coming in over social media concerning an act of terrorism against a Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Perhaps if you were on Facebook, you may have witnessed at least one of the possible terrorists live streaming an armed assault against worshippers. Not one but two different Mosques in the British colony were attacked. New Zeland law enforcement officials don’t know if they are dealing with one, two or more assailants.One alleged attacker reportedly identifies as a white male who believes in the religion and political philosophy of white supremacy and in this case, White New Zealand Nationalism.Click To Tweet
One alleged attacker reportedly identifies as a white male who believes in the religion and political philosophy of white supremacy and in this case, White New Zealand Nationalism. The man believed to have carried out at least one of the attacks is said to be Brenton Tarrant who is said to have uploaded a lengthy manifesto online before carrying out the shooting rampage against helpless worshipers.
#BREAKING: Man who identified himself as Brenton Tarrant uploaded lengthy manifesto online before carrying out Christchurch, New Zealand shooting rampage https://t.co/3dwagifAuO pic.twitter.com/k4IIIa2Umy
— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) March 15, 2019
Officials have yet to identify the number of victims but are holding one person in custody but some accounts have said there were “many” dead bodies.
Update: 49 people are reported dead with twenty or more being injured to varying degrees.