While Western regimes have been harping on the threat of “Muslim terrorists”, the real terrorists—white supremacist groups—have been flourished and operated right in their midst. The deadly attacks of these groups are there for all to see.
The terrorist attacks in New Zealand were not unexpected, even if the country, largely peaceful, was. Islamophobia has assumed alarming proportions and is likely to result in other mass slaughters unless immediate steps are taken to make it a hate crime.
Violent brutality often seen on cinema screens as well as TV and online broadcasts - a hallmark of Hollywood, always ends with a sigh of relief in the knowledge that fiction triumphed over reality.
Self-confessed Australian terrorist, a rightwing white extremist, killed 49 people and injured at least 48 others at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand today.