October 20, 2020

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Christchurch attacker planned to attack third New Zealand mosque

In New Zealand, in the trial against the man accused of killing 51 people in gun attacks on two mosques last year, the prosecutor has stated that the accused planned to attack worshippers in a third mosque.  Tarrant had planned the attacks, buying multiple firearms, thousands of rounds of ammunition, ballistic armour and military-style vests, and his intentions to burn down both places of worship.

Australian Brenton Tarrant, a self-professed white supremacist who broadcast part of the 2019 massacre live on Facebook, pleaded guilty in March this year to 51 counts of murder, 40 of attempted murder and a charge of terrorism. He faces the possibility of being the first criminal in New Zealand sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole.

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