Brenton Tarrant Bio, Wiki, Age, Parents, Family, Father, Mother (Sharon Tarrant), Sister, New Zealand Shooter, Christchurch shooting Livestreaming, Co-assailants, Arrest,
Brenton Tarrant, identified as the Rightwing extremist Mass Shooter in Christchurch Mosque, New Zealand
Brenton Tarrant Bio, Wiki
Brenton Tarrant is a 28 years old white supremacist Australian shooter who livestreamed his slaughter of many individuals at a Christchurch mosque scribbled the names of different mass shooters on the weapon and left behind an exasperating declaration in which he raged about “white genocide” and “invaders.”
On Saturday, 16th March 2019, Tarrant appeared at Christchurch District Court to face a murder charge. Photos showed Tarrant flashing the “OK” symbol that the white supremacy movement has adopted as an alt-right code. He is also said to have smiled during his appearance.
He only faces one charge but more are expected to be added, authorities have said. According to Daily Beast, he didn’t ask for an order that would have prevented the media in New Zealand from using his name. The news site also said the public wasn’t let into the actual courtroom.
New Zealand shooting: Terror attack suspect in court as 'knifeman' tries to get in
Brenton Tarrant, 28, has appeared at Christchurch District Court, New Zealand, to face a murder charge after the terror attacks in mosques pic.twitter.com/ubLOl1PoQt
— Lilian Chan (@bestgug) March 15, 2019
Brenton Tarrant Quick Facts
Age: He is currently 28 years old
Father: Rodney Tarrant, Died of cancer in 2010
Mother: Sharon Tarrant, an English Teacher
Sister: Lauren Terrant
Brenton Tarrant Shooting Carnage
Brenton Tarrant shooting carnage – which occurred in at two New Zealand mosques – has appalled the world and made New Zealand briefly request that all mosques close their doors. One of the shootings was caught in the disturbing Facebook Live stream, which shows the shooter killing defenseless individuals as they crouched in corners and lay injured on walkways and foyers.
#BREAKING The Christchurch gunman filmed his mass shooting live on social media, video shows dozens wounded/deceased.
— News This Second (@NewsThisSecond) March 15, 2019
The extremely disturbing Facebook live video, in the name of Brenton Tarrant, shows the man walking toward the mosque through a gate and then up to the front door. You see him aim the gun at the door and start shooting. He walks past a dead body and screams erupt. He shoots several people in a hall and then walks into a larger communal area and shoots other people. Bodies lay crumpled on the ground. A man runs past at one point and he reloads. It’s impossible to describe how disturbing the graphic video is. “We’re not going to get the badge today boys,” he says at one point. He plays music with the line: “I am the god of Hellfire, and I bring you fire.” He shoots out his car window at one point as he drives around.
The rifle he used, reported to be a machine gun by Al Jazeera had writings of other attackers scrawled. He then walks into the area and shoots at bodies already lying on the ground. Back in the car, he says at one point, “did not go as planned … f*cking Christ.” It’s not clear what he meant. He also labels what happened a “firefight,” even though he was the only person with a gun.
Bangladesh team escaped from a mosque near Hagley Park where there were active shooters. They ran back through Hagley Park back to the Oval. pic.twitter.com/VtkqSrljjV
— Mohammad Isam (@Isam84) March 15, 2019
Brenton Tarrant Shooting Casualties
At least 49 have been reported dead, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said at a public conference. Another 20 people are in critical condition. Three people have been confined, including Tarrant, yet next to no data has been released about the other people. The majority of the unfortunate casualties were killed at the Masjid Al Noor mosque, but the terrorist shot at least seven more people at a second mosque called Linwood Masjid.
Brenton Tarrant & Co-Assailants in Custody
New Zeland Authorities haven’t said much about the other people in custody or the role they allegedly may have played. The video does not show any attacker but Tarrant. “From what we know, [the attack] does appear to have been well planned,” the prime minister of New Zealand said.
“Two explosive devices attached to suspect vehicles have now been found and they have been disarmed. There are currently four individuals that have been apprehended, but three connected to this attack are currently in custody, one of which has publicly stated that they were Australian-born,” she added.
“These are people who I would describe as having extremist views, that have absolutely no place in New Zealand, and in fact have no place in the world. While we do not have any reason to believe at this stage that there are any other suspects, we are not assuming that at this stage. The joint intelligence group has been deployed and police are putting all of their resources into the situation. The Defence Force is currently transporting additional police staff to the region,” said the PM, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.
Brenton Tarrant Scrawled Names of other Extremist on his rifle
Stuff reported that the Brenton rifle had names of other extremist attackers, including Alexandre Bissonette and Luca Traini. Bissonnette killed six people in a Quebec mosque. Traini targeted North African migrants in Italy. The writings on Twitter also mention Sebastiano Venier, who was a 1500s era commander in a Christian battle that defeated the Turks at the Battle of Lepanto.
Here's the meaning behind some of the writings on the gun used by Brenton Tarrant in the New Zealand mosque terror attack. pic.twitter.com/z978FWLjxs
— pmln videos (@PmlnV) March 15, 2019
One of the shooters was named Brenton Tarrant
These are what were written on his mags and gun. pic.twitter.com/ELnty4weJq
— Z (@_Rephl3x_) March 15, 2019
Brenton Tarrant Used a Machine Gun
Sam Clarke, a reporter with TVNZ, told Al Jazeera that the gunman had a machine gun.
“A gunman – dressed in black with a helmet carrying a machine gun – came into the back of the mosque and started firing into the people praying there,” said Clarke, according to Al Jazeera. He described “many people had been hit, some as young as 16.”
Brenton Tarrant Twitter
Brenton Tarrant had a now-deleted Brenton Twitter account with extremist views and posts, Tarrant page posted about Muslims, birthrates, white genocide, and terrorist attacks. “How many of these attacks are quickly forgotten?” he wrote on Twitter on March 12th, 20,19 shortly after sharing a news story on an attack by an immigrant against a girl in Sweden. “God bless the fallen,” he wrote.
In one of the Twitter post, he wrote about white women having lower fertility rates and shared stories on extremists in the German military and the “global Muslim population.”
What's weird about the Christchurch shooter Brenton Tarrant twitter account:
-Created February 2019.
-Posted pics on account of weapons used in attack.
-Spammed most posts on March 12 with virtually no followers or retweets. Like a lunatic screaming into the void. pic.twitter.com/6rOfdBXn5b
— Oppa Gopnik Style (@vcdgf555) March 15, 2019
Who is Brenton Tarrant? His Manifesto
The Brenton Tarrant manifesto contains a bizarre question-and-answer section that reads like an interview. Who is he?
The #christchurch shooter, who identifies himself as Brenton Tarrant, has live-streamed his deadly attack on dozens of people in a sickening video… the worst thing I’ve ever seen. The shooter has also posted a manifesto about his background and beliefs. @7NewsMelbourne pic.twitter.com/DLTk63wxIS
— Kristy Mayr (@KristyMayr7) March 15, 2019
His Manifesto describes him: “Just an ordinary white man, 28 years old Born in Australia to a working class, low-income family. My parents are of Scottish, Irish and English stock. I had a regular childhood, without any great issues. I had little interest in education during my schooling, barely achieving a passing grade.” He claimed he invested in “bitconnect,” used the money to travel, and added, “I am just a regular white man, from a regular family. Who decided to take a stand to ensure a future for my people.”
The Sydney Morning Herald reported that he grew up in Grafton, Australia, where he was known for his interest in fitness. He “ran free athletic programs for children,” the newspaper reported.
Gym manager Tracey Gray told ABC Australia that the man who filmed the attack and streamed it online was Tarrant.
She said he worked at the gym after he finished school in 2009 until 2011 when he left to go travelling overseas in Asia and in Europe.
Tarrant said he worked for a short time before making some money from Bitconnect, a cryptocurrency like Bitcoin, then used the money to fund his travels. Tarrant is known to have visited Europe, South-East Asia and East Asia.
His travels also took him to North Korea, where he was photographed in a tour group visiting the Samjiyon Grand Monument.
Brenton Tarrant Family (Father, Mother & Sister)
He was born in Australia to a working class, low-income family. His parents are of Scottish, Irish and English stock.
Brenton Tarrant’s mother, Sharon Tarrant, is an English teacher and his sister is Lauren. His father, Rodney Tarrant, Died of cancer in 2010. An obituary for Rodney Tarrant in the local newspaper the Daily Examiner in August 2010 said he died of cancer at the age of 49 in April 2010.
Neither his mother nor his sister has given a public statement in the wake of the Christchurch mosque massacre. Prior to getting married, her name was Sharon Fitzgerald.
According to The Australian, Tarrant is a teacher who raised her children in Grafton, Australia, though it’s unclear if the family still lives there.
Captioned below is a family photo taken in the 1990s which shows Brenton, a toddler with a curly mop of hair, in his father’s arms. Rodney is wearing a Gold Coast Marathon t-shirt and his wife and daughter are beside him.