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‘I am worried for my son’s soul’: How the Christchurch massacre changed New Zealand – Sydney Morning Herald

New Zealand is confronting an existential question over how to move on after the cataclysmic events of March 15, 2019.

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The man who chose to livestream a massacre on Facebook did not speak in the courtroom, despite having the opportunity to do so, sitting stony-faced as victim after victim spoke.
Some abused him, telling him he should be buried in landfill; survivor Feroz Ditta told him “there is a special place in hell for you”.
Sara Qasem, whose father Abdelfattah Qasem was killed, wept as she told Tarrant: “I want to hear my Dad’s voice, my Baba’s voice.
“I urge you to take a look around this courtroom and …

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