The sown deadly seed of hate that has been planted by hate mongers and by those seeking to divide the world's people, came to a violent fruition yesterday, in Christchurch, New Zealand. Forty-nine unarmed people at the most sacred of venues - a place of worship, were massacred by a white terrorist acting upon the dangerously held ill-fated ideology of white supremacy.
I offer my deepest condolences to the loved ones of those deceased and I pray for their faithful strength during a time of great sorrow.
Australian, Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, a white supremacist baptized into an ideology of hatred and anti-immigration misgivings, gunned down innocent Muslim worshippers at two separate Mosques - within a seven-minute drive of each other, in the often quiet city of Christchurch. More than two dozen other people were injured by the gunman, who, according to news reports, left ramblings that strongly expressed his hate for immigrants and everyone non-white.
That the killer was able to be act out his hatred on such a large scale indicates the deep impact that white supremacy and nationalism have played in commanding the terrorist's life. Most of the 49 people killed, were shot at prayers. Thus, the massacre at Christchurch proves a fruition of right wing rhetoric and a reality of today's permeating hate.