System of a Down singer Serj Tankian reacted to the tragic terrorist shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand that killed 49 people at a mosque in a new Facebook post.
“I feel heartbroken and depressed seeing this type of hatred and violence brought to NZ’s beautiful shores. I consider this an affront to the tolerance and respect this country has always stood for. NZ may not be perfect but it is one of the most perfect places on this planet and we’re not gonna let that change.”
CNN has reported about the attack:
Terror attack on mosques: At least 49 people were killed and 20 seriously injured, in a hate-filled terror attack targeting two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch.
The suspect: The shooter, identified as 28-year-old Australian citizen Brenton Harrison Tarrant, is charged with murder. Authorities found an 87-page manifesto filled with anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim ideas.
Gun laws will be tightened: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she would change the country’s firearm laws in response to the attacks.
Holding a sign saying “#No to Hate and Terror,” 32-year-old New Zealander Deepak Sharma’s voice cracked as he spoke to CNN.
“One idiot can create this much terror. It’s just phenomenal,” he said. “It should stop here.”