It has emerged that the Australian gunman, who killed 49 worshipers at two mosques in New Zealand, had scrawled white supremacist remarks on the weapons he used to commit the massacre.
The 28-year-old self-proclaimed racist also published a manifesto on Twitter before live-streaming the killings.
Facebook has since removed the video from its platform and the man’s Twitter account has been deleted.
He is currently in police custody.
The number 14 is also seen on the rifles, which may be a reference to “14 Words,” is a white supremacist slogan linked to Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf.”
“Acre 1189,” a reference to the Crusades, is also written on the guns.
My warmest sympathy and best wishes goes out to the people of New Zealand after the horrible massacre in the Mosques. 49 innocent people have so senselessly died, with so many more seriously injured. The U.S. stands by New Zealand for anything we can do. God bless all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 15, 2019
Sending my thoughts and prayers out to New Zealand this morning. My heart is broken for the victims and all those effected by this horrible act of hate. ??
— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) March 15, 2019