- The terrorist who attacked two mosques in New Zealand allegedly references Nelson Mandela in his manifesto
- He says that he would be freed after 27 years, like Mandela
- Additionally, the attackers admits to being a fascist and a racist
The gunman who killed 50 people when he opened fire on two New Zealand mosques reportedly compared himself to Nelson Mandela in his manifesto.
The shooter - right-wing terrorist, Brenton Tarrant - shared the manifesto online.
In the document, Tarrant called Mandela a "terrorist" but said that he, like Mandela, would eventually win a Nobel Peace Prize.
Tarrant's shock attack on the mosques made headlines across the globe and has drawn international condemnation. Since the incident, Tarrant has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of murder, according to the Daily Voice.
Tarrant has not applied for bail and is expected to appear in court again on 5 April.
In his manifesto, Tarrant said that, like Mandela, he would be "freed in 27 years from my incarceration". He added that he and Mandela had committed "the same crime".
His manifesto also included open admissions that he was a racist and a fascist, as well as his claim that his attack was revenge for the death of a girl who was killed in a 2017 terror attack in Stockholm.
According to the Sunday Tribune, the South African Department of International Relations and Co-operation has said that they do not know of any South Africans in New Zealand who were directly affected by the attacks.
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