For 17 minutes, the right-wing extremist murderer of Christchurch (New Zealand) filmed killing men, women and children. At least 49 people died in two mosques!
To spread fear and terror as well as his sick ideology, the Australian Brenton Tarrant (28) streamed his attacks on praying Muslims live on Facebook. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spoke of a "terrorist attack".
"Let the party begin," says Tarrant at the beginning of the recording. He sits in the car, everywhere there are slogans full of scribbles, among other things. His navigation device leads the killer to his destination. He drives through the streets of Christchurch for several minutes, listens to music (including the "British Grenadiers March" described as "patriotic"), films himself. He wears a bulletproof vest and a black sun on it: a sign of militant right-wing extremists. A symbol of the SS.
Arriving at the first mosque, he opens the trunk, arms himself. With calm steps he approaches the entrance of the Muslim house of worship, puts his weapon in the spotlight and starts firing. It's 1:45 pm local time (1:45 am CET), and more than 300 people are on Friday prayers at Al Noor Mosque.
From here, BILD shows no more footage from the video of the far-right killer, only still images. The moving picture scenes are unbearable.
Tarrant moves murderously through the mosque, moving from one room to the next. The killer throws one weapon away, uses the next one. At one point he shoots at a man who tries to crawl away. He shoots at people trying to hide. But the mosque is largely empty. No chance to find cover. No chance to escape.
The terrorist shoots at people lying on the ground. Screams, moans. The killer recharges, shoots further. Dead bodies are scattered on the green carpet.
Then he runs out of the mosque, you can hear him panting. Outside, he shoots several times down the street, probably on a fugitive. Again screams.
He gets a new weapon from the trunk of his car, runs back inside. At close range, he shoots at bodies lying on the ground. Crowded together, the corpses lie in the corners of a large room. A child in a light blue sweater. Men women. Nobody moves. He shoots them in the back to make sure everyone is dead.
The killer goes out again, a woman is lying on the street. She calls "Help me! Help me! "Tarrant shoots, goes to his car, drives on, enters a new address in his navigation system. At one point he slows down, shoots through the windshield, through the side window, then races on.