Hizbullah Slams 'U.S. Policy of Hatred' after New Zealand Massacre
Hizbullah on Friday condemned the deadly attack on two mosques in New Zealand that were carried out by a far-right extremist.
The Iran-backed Lebanese party, which is considered a terrorist organization by the U.S. and many Western countries, condemned the "policy of hatred that the United States is feeding around the world instead of prevailing religious values that call for forgiveness."
The Australian gunman, whose assaults left at least 49 people dead, published a racist manifesto on Twitter before livestreaming his rampage on Facebook.
In the 74-page manifesto entitled "The Great Replacement", the gunman details his intention to attack Muslims.
The title of the document has the same name as a conspiracy theory originating in France that believes European populations are being displaced in their homelands by immigrant groups with higher birth rates.
The gunman identified himself as an Australia-born, 28-year-old white male from a low-income, working-class family.
He said that key points in his radicalization were the defeat of the French far-right leader Marine Le Pen in 2017 elections, and the death of 11-year-old Ebba Åkerlund in the 2017 Stockholm truck attack.