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Mosque shooter spent years preparing for attack: prosecutor – Sydney Morning Herald

“You thought you could break us, you failed miserably,” the mother of a victim told the shooter in her victim’s impact statement on day one of his sentencing hearing.



Crown prosecutor Barnaby Hawes said Tarrant told police after his arrest that he wanted to create fear among the Muslim population.
“He intended to instil fear into those he described as invaders, including the Muslim population or more generally non-European immigrants,” Hawes said.
Al Noor Mosque shooting survivor Wasseim Alsati (centre) leaves Christchurch High Court during Brenton Tarrant’s sentencing hearing on Monday morning.Credit:Getty Images
Tarrant also expressed regret for not taki…

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