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Christchurch terrorist fits the profile: white, male and angry about ‘replacement’

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18.03.2019

Report. New Zealand was thrown into mourning and reflection this weekend after a white supremacist killed 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch. Among the figures Tarrant idolizes is the Italian Luca Traini, who committed a racist attack in Macerata in February 2018.

written by Mario Di Vito

March 18, 2019

He was taken to court handcuffed and in prison uniform, but with a grin on his face. He said nothing before the judge, but made a sign with his fingers for the cameras that was similar to the sign for “OK,” an alt-right white supremacist sign that originated online.

Brenton Tarrant, who stormed two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday morning (late at night in Europe), killing 50 people and wounding another 50, was remanded to custody and scheduled to appear before the High Court on April 5. The authorities are piecing together what happened. According to the latest statements by New Zealand police, Tarrant is believed to have acted alone.

New Zealand is a country that is going through a difficult and tense moment. Here, the level of public alarm about terrorism is quite low, and in this sense Tarrant’s plan was a calculated move. He wanted to prove that a massacre like this could happen anywhere, even where it seemed the........

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