“Massacre at Christchurch, NZ.”
Livestream. A young Aussie killer invades a set of Muslim mosques and commits a massacre of men, women, and even children. The young man publishes a maniacal manuscript, decrying Muslim invaders of Europe while slaughtering Muslims at prayer and in meditation. Online, millions view this carnage live as it happened in Christchurch, a city in New Zealand.
The author of this horror was reportedly a white nationalist who expressed opposition to Muslim immigrants. New Zealand, a nation mostly composed of two islands in the Southeast Pacific Ocean, is mostly white people from Britain who number in the millions.
The Maori, indigenous people who are of Polynesian ancestry, have lived there for at least 500 years before European arrival with the 18th century exploitations of British captain James Cook. As a result of European Maori warfare, Maori you were reduced to less than 100,000 people.
Today, 200,000 Maori survive. So who are the invaders? New Zealand now has a population of about 4.5 million, 71% of which are European ancestry. Kind of to makes you wonder again: who invaded whom?
At last count, some 50 Muslims were slain, and an Australian man in his twenties is charged in connection with what we call the Christchurch Massacre.
From imprisoned nation, this is Mumia Abu-Jamal.
These commentaries are recorded by Noelle Hanrahan of Prison Radio.