All of 29, Brenton Tarrant the new Zealand mosque shooting convict carried out the whole shooting fiasco alone. He killed the Muslim worshippers on his target mission and is currently sentenced to life imprisonment. He is an Australian-born who had enough “resources’ ‘ to roam around the world for months. The longest he lived in a country was India, for almost 3 long months between November 2015 and February 2016. His state of mind is still questionable.
Did he get Racist ideas after touring the world?
Tarrant toured many parts of the world before carrying out the massacre. But in the report, any such link to terrorism has been denied by the officials that might have led to the attack. The report suggested that he traveled the world because “he could” and that it had nothing to do with his racist mentality. Maybe his “racist ideologies” from an early age and his parents’ separation plus his mother’s relation with an abusive partner may have led him to such a state of mind where he conducted such a crime.
He had all the resources to excel in life but he chose the other path
His early upbringing in Australia was well applauded. He was a gym trainer after leaving school but he suffered an injury in 2012 after that he could not continue with the profession. “He never again worked in paid employment. Instead, he lived off the money that he had received from his father and income from investments made with it… With the money from his father, the individual traveled extensively. First, in 2013, he explored New Zealand and Australia, and then between 2014 and 2017 he traveled extensively around the world,” the report said. He roamed many countries before he committed the crime which included a 3 month-long stay in India also. The purpose of his visits is not yet known but all that can be said is that he had all the means to lead a successful and happy life but he chose otherwise.
What came after the attack?
After the inquiry commission presented the 74-page manifesto against Tarrant, he has been sentenced to a lifetime imprisonment sentence without any parole leave permissions. Also, the Australian prime minister has banned the sale of the semi-automatic high capacity weapons that were used in carrying out the mosque attack to prevent further such attacks. She also launched a global movement against the ongoing online extremism.
The Policy Times suggestion
- Hatred and disgust against terrorists is commendable but the association of one single religion with it is an even more disgusting act. Thinking all Muslims are terrorists can provoke such crimes against them. The mosque massacre is heartbreaking and a first in the history of New Zealand. We must promote more unity and peace rather than promoting racist mentalities.
- The government of India must also try to prevent any act of casteism or racism. Unity and humanity should be the foremost priority in all sectors of life and it must be promoted by all regardless of one’s religion and caste preferences.
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