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Third terrorist attack was planned on children’s nursery in Christchurch: report reveals


Zubair Yaqoob
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A new report was revealed on Sunday about the terrorist attack in New Zealand, which targeted two mosques and killed 50 people. The third terrorist attack was apparently aimed at a children’s nursery in Christchurch, according to a report published by Al-Arabiya on Sunday.

The New Zealand government on Saturday banned the possession and publication of a statement written by the terrorist attacker on two mosques in Christchurch on March 15, which killed 50 worshipers during Friday prayers.

“There is an important difference between a hate speech that can be rejected by many people with proper thinking, but its expression is legal,” said David Shanks, the bureau’s chief observer, in a statement issued by the New Zealand government’s Film and Publications Classification Office. “This type of leaflet was deliberately created to suggest more murder and terrorism,” he said, adding that the statement was too far.

Shanks called on the public to delete any copies of the statement, as well as report them if they were discovered on the Internet, saying that all New Zealanders could play a role in rejecting those who incite hatred, murder and terrorism.

The statement, written by the Australian attacker, contained more than 70 pages full of anti-Muslim and immigrant expressions. The attacker posted it on social media and sent it to the office of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern shortly before the attack was carried out, media reports said.

The statement was quickly published on the Internet as well as the bloody video that was filmed in a live broadcast on its Facebook page during the attack, and New Zealand authorities banned the possession of the video or released it last week.


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