New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has taken a non-famous step for shooters of Christchurch mosques that killed about a half ton Islam following worshippers.
She said the attackers should be denied publicity and this is the reason she will never mention the names.
Ardern added, “He is a terrorist, he is a criminal, he is an extremist. But he will, when I speak, be nameless.”
To gain publicity one of the shooters livestreamed his attacks on social media. He had written a 74-page screed to promote his white supremacist views.
Prime minister said the alleged shooter will not be given anything in New Zealand, and not even his name.
However, Ardern revealed the shooter is from Australia and is currently facing one count of murder, but other charges will follow.
She further added that her government will look into the roles of social media in publicizing such a massacre and their shirking of responsibility cannot be acceptable in New Zealand.
Ardern said, “They are the publisher, not just the postman… There cannot be the case of all profit, no responsibility.”
In her first speech to New Zealand Parliament following last week’s terror attacks on two mosques the prime minister further repeated her promise to seek changes in gun laws and her Cabinet will announce some decisions before next Monday.
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