United Methodist Church leaders are reacting to a heinous attack on New Zealand’s Muslim community last night from an apparent white supremacist terrorist, who killed at least 49 people in the city of Christchurch. Dozens more are critically injured.
New Zealand's prime minister has described the mass murder at two mosques as a clear terrorist act on “one of New Zealand’s darkest days.”
The attack was streamed live on Facebook by the offender, who was wearing a GoPro. The man’s Facebook account was deleted after complaints to the platform by Police. In a separate “manifesto” posted online, he describes himself as a “white man” in his late 20s, born in Australia. The document contains dozens of pages filled with violent, racist language.