The Troth, Heathens Against Hate, the Alliance for Inclusive Heathenry, and Distelfink Sippschaft condemn the atrocious terror attacks against the Muslim community in Christchurch, New Zealand.
The heinous taking of these innocent lives, particularly in their house of worship, is beyond words. It is an abomination.
The perpetrator had written on 8chan:
“I will carry out and attack against the invaders, and will even live stream the attack via facebook,” he wrote, with a link to his Facebook page. “If I don’t survive the attack, goodbye, godbless and I will see you all in Valhalla!”
Acts of cowardice and the merciless slaughter of innocents is not how one gets to Valhalla. The perpetrator's actions are a disgrace. Through his thoughts, words, and deeds, he has besmirched the reputations of our gods and goddesses. There is no excuse or rationalization for the evil that he has committed. This is not what Heathenry believes or stands for.
Our hearts go out to the people of Christchurch and to the families and loved ones of the victims.
Hail to the fallen.