Brenton Tarrant, whose Facebook page streamed a graphic and extremely disturbing live video showing him gunning down people praying in a Christchurch mosque, posted links to a rambling “manifesto” on Twitter that he dubbed “The Great Replacement.”
It’s basically a grievance document that lays out Tarrant’s twisted beliefs that mass murder is justified by immigration and European birthrates. In one especially bizarre section, the gunman presents a list of questions that he assumes people will want to know (why he did it, who influenced him, and so on). He then answers the questions in the lengthy document. Overall, he’s motivated by a perception of white victimhood that he believes justifies violence.
“We must crush immigration and deport those invaders already living on our soil,” he wrote. “It is not just a matter of our prosperity, but the very survival of our people.”
You can see a summary of the core points below, along with a few screenshots of excerpts. Heavy is choosing not to run the full manifesto because of the horrific nature of the mass shooting. Authorities now say that 40 people were shot and killed at two mosques, and another 20 people were wounded. The gunman’s live video shows him repeatedly shooting helpless people, and his Twitter page contained photos of weapons with the names of other mass shooters on them. The gunman states in his manifesto that he believes whites are facing “genocide” and admits that he acted in part because of race. He also brings up some famous names, including Donald Trump, Candace Owens, Michael Jackson, and Madonna.
Here’s what you need to know:
Brenton Tarrant Explains His Background
Part of the Brenton Tarrant manifesto.
The end of the manifesto proclaims, “Europa arises.” It also containsa bizarre question-and-answer section that reads like an interview. Who is he? The manifesto poses the question he knew many would wonder.
“Just a ordinary white man, 28 years old,” the manifesto explains. “Born in Australia to a working class, low income family. My parents are of Scottish, Irish and English stock. I had a regular childhood, without any great issues. I had little interest in education during my schooling, barely achieving a passing grade.” He claimed he invested in “bitconnect,” used the money to travel, and added, “I am just a regular white man, from a regular family. Who decided to take a stand to ensure a future for my people.”
The Shooter Is Obsessed With Birthrates
The top of the manifesto contains this drawing.
The manifesto is basically a lengthy rant of supposed racial grievance. One thing that really upsets the killer: Birthrates.
“It’s the birthrates. It’s the birthrates. It’s the birthrates. If there is one thing I want you to remember from these writings, its that the birthrates must change,” he writes. “Even if we were to deport all Non-Europeans from our lands tomorrow, the European people would still be spiraling into decay and eventual death.”
The manifesto also rants about “mass immigration” in juxtaposition to European birthrates. He calls it a “crisis of mass immigration and sub-replacement fertility” and …read more