The terrorist who opened fire on a New Zealand mosque full of worshippers sent his online manifesto to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and 70 others minutes before he begun his attack.
Australian man Brenton Tarrant, 28, published 'The Great Replacement' the morning before opening fire at two mosques in Christchurch, on New Zealand's south island.
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Tarrant live streamed his attack on the Al Noor mosque on Facebook.
He sent the manifesto to about 70 recipients, including National leader Simon Bridges and Parliament Speaker Trevor Mallard, the NZ Herald reported.
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The other recipients who received the shocking document were media organisations, both in New Zealand and international.
A spokesman from the Prime Minister's Office said the 'manifesto' was sent to an email account managed by Ms Ardern's office, not her personal account.
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The worker in the office that opened the email immediately sent it to Parliamentary security who referred it to police.
'It does not set out what he was about to do. It was written as if it had occurred, to explain what obviously was about to play out,' the spokesman said.
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The horrific attack killed 50 people and left more than 40 in hospital suffering from gunshot wounds.
Four arrests were made, including Tarrant, two men and a woman. Bombs attached to a pair of cars owned by the suspects were disarmed.
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The chilling 73-page manifesto details his twisted grievances, why he picked the mosques in Christchurch and how he was inspired by Norway mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 in 2011.
Self-confessed terrorist Tarrant faced a New Zealand court on Saturday charged with murder.
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'I have read the writings of Dylan Roof and many others, but only really took true inspiration from Knight Justiciar Breivik,' he wrote.
Tarrant's reference to Breivik as...
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