“I was one of more than 30 recipients of the manifesto that was mailed out nine minutes before the attack took place,” Ardern told the reporters gathered on Sunday.
She continued :
“It did not include a location, it did not include specific details,” she said, adding that it was sent to security services within two minutes of receipt.”
The unprecedented attack on tow mosques that has left close to 50 dead took place at Christchurch in New Zealand at the hands of self proclaimed White Supremacists who hailed primarily from Australia.
The attackers live-streamed the entire massacre and had also sent out a manifesto prior to it. The manifesto carries a generic Islamophobic narrative and contained phrases that are eerily reminiscent of what Donald Trump uses to denounce open borders.
Ardern described the far-right manifesto laden with conspiracies and an ideological standpoint with extreme views that were connected to the attacks. She felt the elements of the manifesto and their objective was deeply disturbing.