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New Zealand mosque shooting suspect reportedly visited Israel in 2016

Official quoted as saying there were no red flags in security check of Brenton Tarrant; Greek, Bulgaria, Turkey, Croatia, and Hungary also confirm trips

A right-wing extremist who went on a shooting rampage that left 50 mosque-goers dead in New Zealand on Friday reportedly visited Israel in 2016.

A senior Israeli immigration official said Brenton Tarrant arrived in the country from Turkey on October 25 using his Australian passport, Channel 13 reported.

Tarrant was granted a 90-day tourist visa, and left Israel nine days later.

According to the official, there were no red flags during the suspected killer’s security checks.

Earlier on Sunday, police in Greece said Tarrant had visited the Greek islands of Crete and Santorini, and had traveled through the country twice, all in 2016.

Authorities in Bulgaria, Turkey, Croatia, and Hungary have also confirmed visits by Tarrant between 2016 and 2018, as he apparently studied battles between Christians and the Ottoman Empire.

In a statement, Greek police said Tarrant entered the country twice in 2016 on transit flights, on November 29 and December 10.

In March 2016, he entered the country on a flight from Istanbul and stayed for a few days in Heraklion, Crete and Santorini.

Authorities are investigating any phone calls or purchases Tarrant made in Greece. On Tarrant’s rifle was written the Greek word meaning “Turk-eater” or, metaphorically, “Turk-slayer.”

Tarrant, 28, appeared in court Saturday where he was charged with murder. A raft of further charges are expected.

The attack has prompted an outpouring of grief and deep shock in the country, which prides itself on welcoming refugees fleeing violence or persecution.

The last comparable mass shooting in New Zealand was almost three decades ago, and the annual murder rate is usually around 50 people for the entire country.

Ardern said the shooter was “in possession of a gun license” obtained in November 2017, and he started legally purchasing the weapons the following month.

Supporters arrived from across the country to help with the burials in Christchurch and authorities sent in backhoes to dig graves at a site that was newly fenced off and blocked from view with white netting.

This frame from video that was livestreamed on March 15, 2019, shows gunman Brenton Tarrant in a car before the mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Shooter's Video via AP)

This frame from video that was livestreamed on March 15, 2019, shows gunman Brenton Tarrant in a car before the mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Shooter’s Video via AP)

People wait outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, March 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

Two semi-automatic weapons, reportedly AR-15s, two shotguns and a lever-action gun were used in the attacks. Ardern said some of the guns had been modified to make them deadlier.

I can tell you one thing right now — our gun laws will change,” she said.

The suspect documented his radicalization and two years of preparations in a lengthy, meandering and conspiracy filled far-right “manifesto.”

He live-streamed footage of himself going room-to-room, victim to victim, shooting the wounded from close range as they struggled to crawl away in the main Christchurch mosque.

(I saw the live video of so many sickening 16 minutes. He returned again to shoot and make sure the victims were really dead)

Relatives are still waiting for authorities to release the bodies. Islamic law calls for bodies to be cleansed and buried as soon as possible after death, usually within 24 hours.

In this image made from video, New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, center, hugs and consoles a woman, as she visits Kilbirnie Mosque to lay flowers among tributes to Christchurch attack victims, in Wellington, March 17, 2019. (TVNZ via AP)

Flanked by armed police he made an upside-down “okay” signal, a symbol used by white power groups across the globe. He did not request bail and was taken into custody until his next court appearance which is scheduled for April 5.

The attack on the Al Noor and Linwood mosques has been labeled terrorism by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and is thought to be the deadliest attack directed against Muslims in the West in modern times.

Note: New Zealand had to emulated Australia strict weapon control. This Australian committed his massacre because he could purchase automatic weapons in New Zealand

Tidbits and Notes. Part 271

Israel has deprived millions of Palestinians of their liberty and property. It has perpetuated a system of gross racial discrimination and inequality.

Israel has systematically incarcerated and tortured thousands of Palestinians, contrary to the rules of international law. It has, in particular, waged a war against a civilian population, in particular children.

Israeli snipers shot with live bullets on 16,000 unarmed Palestinians in last year alone. And the UN is shyly and barely saying: Israel committed what verges on crimes against humanity.

I don’t know who sold out to the enemy, but I have seen who paid the price

I don’t mind being buried in the soil, in a dark small patch of soil, but they no longer respect the soil. We are cremated or stuffed in a cement cave: the land is too rare and dear to reserve it for the departed.

Is Death the most compassionate of all realities?

Currently, millions of female fetuses are aborted each year in China and India. Even after birth, Indian baby girls are left to die of famine and negligence.

Minority ethnic groups in China are experiencing State Eugenics Laws since 1995; the Chinese genetic physician has simply to state that the expected baby of the minority parents is found to be physically or mentally handicapped to sterilize the parents; reactions are lukewarm; as they say “it is economics, stupid”.

A lengthy interview with Hezbollah Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah (200 min) that covered all the world policies. He said: “Israel political and military leaders frightened the Israeli society far more than they were expected and the the Gulf “Arab/Emirate” States are far more ready to worry about Turkey Sunni expansionism than the avowed nemesis of Iran. Israel is thus cornered and totally confused at all front, particularly in Syria new status and progress

Elle avait la caresse ferme et le corps flexible

Tu veux l’argent du beurre et le sourire de la cremiere par-dessus le marche’?

“Vous etes le Pere de se diocese”? “Oui ma petite. comment puis-je vous etre untile?” Je n’es pas de peche’ mon Pere pour me confesser. Peux-tu m’aider a accummuler quelques unes?

Le peuple Nama de la Namibie: The German colonial power committed its earliest genocide in the late 19 century.

Always select an older person to marry with: He will be your best catalyst to seek a better and younger partner.

We appreciate quality when we are able to master quantity

This rage of extracting precious stones and metal (gold, diamond…) has sank deeply in the psychic of people and is so ingrained that no paper money can dislodge.

If Allah exists, all those who speak in the name of Allah to justify their behaviors and bad actions, Hell was reserved for them

EU listed Saudi Kingdom in the list of “terror States” but still export weapons, directly or indirectly

If there is Heaven, it must be a place of arranging puzzles: all the pieces are available, thrown haphazardly around for you to search for them. Repetition won’t make your performance better: You are memoriless and the puzzle cannot be saved or stored. Enjoy thinking and imagining while you are alive: leave professionalism to after death.


Articles of Leader Antoun Saadi. Part 12

Speech during the opening of Palestine Union in 1933

تحيا سورية،

[…] أما نحن فلا نزال نختلف ونتخاصم من أجل تعيين مصدر واحد ننتسب إليه، فالبعض يريدنا أن نعتقد أننا فينيقيون فقط، وبعضنا الآخر يريدنا أن نؤمن بأننا عرب فقط، وآخرون يريدوننا أن نسلّم بأننا آراميون فقط، والحقيقة أننا، نحن، جميع هؤلاء، وأن لنا وراثة مشتركة بين هذه الشعوب جميعها.

وهل يضيرنا أن يكون فينا آراميون، وهم قوم نظّموا شؤون المعاملات في الشرق الأدنى، وحاربوا اليهود، ونكلوا بهم تنكيلاً أبقى في قلوبهم كوامن أخذت تتفجر من فم عاموس بالدعاء، وبهلاك دمشق التي بناها الآراميون وجعلوها عاصمتهم، وهم الذين بسطوا نفوذهم حتى أصبحت لغتهم لغة المخابرات والمفاوضات الدولية الرسمية في الشرق الأدنى؟

وهل يضيرنا أن يكون منا الفينيقيون، وهم كانوا أفعل عامل في ترقية المدنية الحديثة بما نشروا من معارف وصناعات وكتابة، وهم الذين حفظوا البحار وحافظوا على سلامة المواصلات البحرية، ومنهم خرج محاربون بحريون من الطراز الأول، ومنهم خرج أعظم نابغة حربي في كل العصور وفي كل الأمم، وصار حجة ضد القائلين أنه ليس بين الساميين نبوغ بالمعنى الصحيح، هو هاني بعل، الذي إبتكر خططًا حربية لا تزال مثالاً ينسج على منواله قوادُ الحروب الحديثة، وصار إسمه مثالاً للشجاعة والبطولة، كما كان شبحًا يرعب روما في إبان صولتها حتى صار القول “هاني بعل على الأبواب!” مثلاً يضرب لكل خطر مداهم؟

ففي خطاب ألقاه موسوليني، منذ بضعة سنين، في المجلس الإيطالي، جوابًا على مناورات فرنسا ويوغسلافيا، قال:”إن إيطاليا لن تخاف شيئًا فهاني بعل ليس على أبواب روما”.

والحقيقة التي يذكرها المؤرخون، هي أن خطط هاني بعل في معركة “كاني” الشهيرة، التي سحق فيها أعظم جيش أرسلته روما لمحاربته، هي التي عوّل عليها أركان حرب الجيش الألماني في وضع خططه الباهرة في الحرب العظمى الأولى.

وهل يضيرنا أن يكون بعضنا عربًا، والعرب برهنوا، بفتوحاتهم وما أدوه للمدنية من خدمات، على أنهم شعب له مزايا تمكنه من القيام بأعباء المدنية، متى وجد في محيط صالح، فالعرب في الأندلس – والسوريون كانوا يشكلون قسمًا هامًا في الأندلس ضمن التسمية العربية – كانوا من أهم عوامل ترقية المدنية في العلوم وإطلاق حرية الفكر حتى أصبحت اللّغة العربية لغة العلم في الشرق والغرب. وكثير ما يمكن التحدث به عن العرب وأكثره معروف عندكم.

يا بني وطني،
إننا جميعًا من هذه العناصر لا من أحدها، إن رمتم الصحيح. فهل نستمر على سماع هذه الأصوات المتنافرة في كل مشروع يهمنا جميعًا:

“نحن عرب. نحن فينيقيون. نحن آراميون”. ألا يكفينا أن نكون سوريين شرفاء، متحدين لدفع الشر والسعي إلى الخير؟ أفلا نستطيع أن نزيل هذه العوامل المفرقة، ونقول كما قال تنيسون في أمته:

“نحن نمثل مزيجًا راقيًا من هذه العناصر الكريمة، وهو مزيجنا الخاص الذي به صرنا نحن ما نحن”.

خطاب في إفتتاح النادي الفلسطيني، بيروت، 1933
“الإتحاد العملي في حياة الأمم”




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