I woke up to his horror this morning and am still trying to wrap my head around what happened. 

New Zealand is an incredibly peaceful country, so this is especially heartbreaking. 

Here is what we know so far courtesy of NYT:

Forty-nine people were killed in shootings at two mosques in central Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, in a terrorist attack that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described as “an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence.”

Officials said that one man in his late 20s had been charged with murder, and that two explosive devices were found attached to a vehicle that they had stopped.

A Muslim leader in New Zealand said the attack was especially shocking as it took place around Friday Prayer. The police urged people to stay away from the mosques until further notice.

A gunman streamed a live video of the attack on Facebook, and he appeared to have posted a manifesto online.

Other suspects were arrested as well, but only one person seems to have carried out the attack while wearing a camera to livestream it to Facebook:

Of the three others who were detained, the police commissioner said that one might have had nothing to do with the attack and that the police were working to determine how the other two might have been involved.

Facebook took down that video but not before multiple users had already watched the carnage unfold.

The shooter was a proud white nationalist who bragged about his heroes:

In his manifesto, he identified himself as a 28-year-old man born in Australia and listed his white nationalist heroes.

Writing that he had purposely used guns to stir discord in the United States over the Second Amendment’s provision on the right to bear arms, he also declared himself a fascist. “For once, the person that will be called a fascist, is an actual fascist,” he wrote.

Within the manifesto the shooter also named another one of his inspirations:

In response to the shooting, Donald Trump sent out this rather inappropriate tweet:

“Warmest sympathy and best wishes?” 

That tweet was almost immediately followed up by this one:

Sure, why not follow up a tweet expressing sympathy for the victims of a hate crime in a foreign country with one that is attempting to gin up more hate and division in this country.

I think it needs to be stated loud and clear that the man occupying our White House is inspiring anti-immigrant hatred, racism, and even violence all over the world. 

And we are doing nothing to stop him.