Genocide and Mass Violence: Politics of Singularity [article]

Imtiaz Ahmed
2019 Zenodo  
Politics of singularity has struck the world once again, this time at Christchurch, New Zealand, attacking two mosques and killing 50 worshippers and injuring an equal number of people with semi-automatic rifles in a span of less than 20 minutes. A self-proclaimed white supremist flagged the fear of 'white genocide' and blamed the non-white immigrants, particularly Muslims, of flooding the predominantly 'white' countries of the world, including Australia and New Zealand. Politics of singularity
more » ... must have made the 'white terrorist' target both race and religion, although the singularity of nation or ethnicity could have infected and informed him as well. Interestingly, the 'white terrorist' spelled out in some details as to why he was carrying out this attack, and managed to circulate it to key officials of New Zealand, including having the attack livestreamed in Facebook and Twitter using a helmet camera. The terror attack was preconceived, planned and executed meticulously, with the perpetrator having foreknowledge of Friday congregation, including the timing of the congregation. There was nothing spontaneous in his act, it was a work of a coolheaded person.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.6671879 fatcat:4tq4bjcm7fbm7oqnbcwtiznoj4