I thought about writing about my observations at the time but decided against it because I was uncertain what was going on with the Australian woman.
"I love him to be honest. I think probably he went through some trauma in his life, probably he was not loved... I don't hate him at all, I don't hate him at all, not at all."
"She was probably more open than me; she could reach anyone, she was magnetic.”
"If someone does bad to you, do good in return.”
The reporter paraphrased Farid’s message as:
"If someone does bad to you, make sure you do good to them.”
Al Noor Mosque
Linwood Islamic Centre
ANY of the victims names
Photo credit: @StaunchA
Vigil at Franklin Square in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Victims are being centered there.
Middle Eastern/Latin American/African diaspora people are just 1% of the population. I can find numbers for Christchurch’s Muslim or South Asian populations.
“The spokesman of the gang, who declined to be named, said that all New Zealanders were "whanau" (family) regardless of race or beliefs.
"We, Maori, refugees, and Europeans. We are all Kiwis (New Zealanders)," he said.”
Typically when I make errors I delete my tweets and issue a correction but in this case I made the error in the first tweet so there’s no way to fix it without retweeting the entire thread.
It is also correct that this is the worst mass killing in NZ since 1943 per Wikipedia.
The 1943 deaths took place during WWII at a Japanese POW camp. 49 Japanese and 1 Kiwi were killed.
I should have either left out the word “peacetime” or cited 1990 instead of 1943. I apologize for the error.