A 792-page report to the New Zealand Parliament analyzes terrorism in Christchurch. It shows unknown donations the terrorist made to Germany – on Hitler’s birthday.
The Christchurch terrorist also donated to the identity movement in Germany. The committee investigating the terrorist attack of March 15, 2019, which killed 51 people, mentions in its report two transactions on April 20, 2018. The date should not be a coincidence: the day is Hitler’s birthday.
Two transactions amounted to 0.00648561 Bitcoin, currently equal to more than 100 euros, at that time about half. The payment in the cryptocurrency can be traced in the “wallet”, the account that can be seen in the blockchain. At 6:31 pm in the evening, the later mass murderer sent the money from New Zealand.
The equivalent of about 100 euros: the donation of the Australian terrorist to the Identitarian Movement in Germany on April 20. At the current rate, 55,000 euros has been flowing through this wallet since August 2017. A second Bitcoin account, currently specified for donations, has yielded transactions in excess of $ 100,000 since November 2017.
It was the last recorded donation to right-wing extremists before his act, in which 51 people were shot and 50 others injured in two mosques. Compared to his other payments to identitarians, it seems small: it was already known that in January 2018 the perpetrator had transferred 1,500 euros to Martin Sellner, the face of the ‘identitarians’. Sellner had also thanked him in an email. There was an email exchange with five emails, which Sellner deleted after the attack and shortly before a house raid.
The commission report now shows that in addition to Sellner, the British right-wing extremist Richard Spencer and the neo-Nazi portal Daily Stormer also received the IB in Germany and the French “Génération Identitaire” money. This is what the journalist and author Sören Musyal first reported. More than 2,000 euros flowed to France, where the identity movement has its roots. These payments took place in September 2017. Shortly before that, the identities had their biggest public appearance: they had chartered a ship in the Mediterranean Sea, supposedly to stop tugs. The bad luck campaign ran under the motto “Defend Europe”.
It is an example of the Volkische conspiracy theory advocated by the identitarians of a “great exchange” of the population. According to this, more and more “Muslim immigrants” would displace the “indigenous population” in Europe. They distance themselves in their statements of acts of violence.
The identities and their YouTube videos were apparently a source of inspiration for the terrorist. He led his alleged explanation for the actions with “The Great Exchange” and referred to the identitarians’ arguments. During a trip through Europe in late 2017, he had also visited historic places that had played a role in crusades and wars between Muslims and Christians, Chillreport had reported exclusively. He had also written on his weapons and ammunition the names of soldiers who fought against the Turks in Vienna, for example.
However, according to the pamphlet and report of the committee, the man also felt inspired and led by a Norwegian right-wing terrorist, who murdered 77 people in 2011 and also wrote a multi-faceted pamphlet. The goal of the Norwegian and the Christchurch culprits was to find followers.
In late August 2020, the native Australian was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for his massacre at the mosques. It was the first time such a sentence had been imposed in New Zealand.