The movie, to which, at his request, added the counter of the dead and the image of the crosshair, he called it a meme.
A court in New Zealand sentenced to 21 months in prison of Philip Arps (Philip Neville Arps), accused of distributing video attacks in mosques. This was reported by the newspaper The New Zealand Herald.
Arps pleaded guilty to distributing the video of the attack on the mosques in Christchurch and that he asked another person to add the image of the crosshair on the video of the dead men. Arps called the modified frames meme.
The judge said that Arps committed this crime on the basis of “hatred of the Muslim community” and showed “special cruelty.” Arps compares himself to the Nazi war criminal Rudolf Hess. In 2016, he participated in the filming of the video, saluting Hitler.
On March 15, gunmen attacked two mosques in the city of Christchurch in New Zealand. They burst inside and started shooting – 51 people became victims of the terrorist attack, another 48 people were injured. What happened was called “one of the darkest days in the history of New Zealand.” Police detained three people involved in the killings. One of the attackers broadcast shooting on social networks.
On March 24, the New Zealand government banned the storage and distribution of the manifesto of an activist who had fired at mosques. The supervisory authority believes that the document inspires further killings and terrorism.