The Trump-supporting white supremacist who launched a massacre at a New Zealand mosque revealed that he hoped to spark a ‘civil war in the U.S.’ in his sick manifesto.
The gunman, who identified himself on Twitter as Brenton Tarrant from Grafton, New South Wales, Australia, livestreamed the mass shooting inside the Al Noor Mosque.
Tarrant posted a 74-page manifesto explaining the reasons behind the shooting, which is New Zealand’s worst ever terrorist attack, leaving 49 dead and 48 injured.
In the document, Tarrant said that he supported President Donald Trump as a ‘symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose’ but not as a ‘policy maker’.
The 28-year-old terrorist claimed he chose to use a gun over other weapons because it would spark a debate around the second amendment.
Terrorist Brenton Tarrant from Grafton, New South Wales, Australia, said he supported President Donald Trump as a ‘symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose’ in his sick manifesto
The gunman live-streamed the mass shooting inside the Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand
Tarrant, 28, also said that he chose firearms to provoke a debate about the second amendment that he hoped would lead to a ‘fracturing of the U.S. along cultural and racial lines’
Tarrant added: ‘With enough pressure the left wing within the United States will seek to abolish the second amendment, and the right wing within the U.S. will see this as an attack on their very freedom and liberty.
‘This attempted abolishment of rights by the left will result in a dramatic polarization of the people in the United States and eventually a fracturing of the US along cultural and racial lines.’
He went on to say: ‘Meanwhile the 10,000-ton boulder of demographic change rolls ever forward, gaining momentum and possibly destroying all in its path.