New Zealand shootings: Powerful Twitter thread explains how the attack affects us all

The terror attack in New Zealand has left at least 49 people dead and 20 others seriously injured after a gunman opened fire on a mosque in central Christchurch.

Four people have been arrested in relation to the incident, one of which is said to be a 28-year-old Australian man, who reportedly live streamed the attack on Facebook prior to making an Islamophobic speech.

It is reported that he left a 74-page manifesto where he explained his actions, which are said to include far-right and anti-immigration motivations.

This highly distressing incident has led to widespread condemnation of the perpetrator online and the avenues as to how he was radicalised and provoked into carrying out this attack.

Writer and New York Times contributor Wajahat Ali has put together a powerful thread on Twitter, explaining how the attack in Christchurch affects not just Muslim communities but everyone.

In the 11 post thread, he explains how the terrorist has imitated the attacks of Anders Brevik and others who have carried out similar acts, and how an underlining white supremacy ideology is being fed to 'angry, disaffected men'.

Ali's thread has since been retweeted more than 14,000 times and many people agree with what he has to say.

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