Tarrant, who filmed himself attacking a Christchurch mosque in a Facebook Live video, posted a 74-page manifesto in which he claims to be from a “working class, low income family”.
He said he was of Scottish, Irish and English stock and moved to New Zealand temporarily to plan and train and then stayed there after deciding to conduct the attack.
I have read the writings of Dylann Roof and many others, but only really took true inspiration from Knight Justiciar Breivik,” he wrote.
The attacks has sparked horror, revulsion and dismay around the world.
The New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, was quoted saying: ‘It is clear that this can now only be described as a terrorist attack,’ as she also described it as “one of New Zealand’s darkest days.”