Manifesto of a madman: Christchurch shooter posted 87-page rant online foreshadowing the massacre hours before it happened – and how he was ‘inspired’ by Norway killer Anders Breivik
- Gunman posted a manifesto online hours before opening fire inside a mosque
- The terrorist described himself as a 28-year-old who was born in Australia
- He wrote in the document that he took inspiration from mas killer Anders Breivik
A terrorist who opened fire on a New Zealand mosque published an online manifesto detailing his plans to carry out a massacre hours before the attack.
The 87-page document, which he called ‘The Great Replacement’, was published by the gunman on the morning before he opened fire inside the Al Noor Mostque in Christchurch.
At least 27 people are so far confirmed dead.
The manifesto reveals in chilling details his grievances, why he picked the mosque and reveals why he was inspired by Norway mass shooter Anders Behring Breivik.
A terrorist who opened fire on a New Zealand mosque published an online manifesto detailing his plans to carry out a massacre hours before the attack
‘I have read the writings of Dylan Roof and many others, but only really took true inspiration from Knight Justiciar Breivik,’ he wrote.
Explaining his plans the massacre, the shooter wrote that: ‘To most of all show the invaders that our lands will never be their lands, our homelands are our own and that, as long as a white man still lives, they will NEVER conquer our lands and they will never replace our people.
‘By the definition, then yes. It is a terrorist attack. But I believe it is a partisan action against an occupying force.’
The man said he initially planned to target a mosque in Dunedin, but changed to the Al Noor Mosque because it had ‘far more invaders’.
He also claimed to be inspired by Candace Owens, an outspoken backer of United States president Donald Trump.
‘The person that has influenced me above all was Candace Owens, each time she spoke I was stunned by her insights.’
The manifesto reveals in chilling details his grievances, why he picked the mosque and reveals why he was inspired by Norway mass shooter Anders Behring Breivik (pictured)