BEIJING, March 15 (Xinhua) -- According to the New Zealand Herald, China. com, after a massive shooting at Christchurch Mosque in New Zealand on the afternoon of May 15, police chief George Bush said there was no guarantee that the attack was confined to Christchurch and that the danger could not be assumed to have disappeared. Some analysts say this may be a turning point for New Zealand society.
DATA FIGURE: On March 15, local time, shootings took place outside two mosques and a hospital in Christchurch, New Zealand.
At a media conference at 5:30 p.m. on the 15th, Bush said: New Zealand has never experienced such a serious incident. We cant assume that this is confined to here... We cannot assume that the danger has disappeared.
Bush said the New Zealand Defense Force has sent more police from Wellington. All police in Canterbury are responding to the attack.
The police are considering setting up a mechanism for people to get up-to-date information about the attack. But at this stage, Bush said he could not confirm whether the death toll, gunman motives or incidents could be classified as terrorist attacks. Police have arrested four suspects.
According to senior security analyst Paul Buchanan, the shooting at Christchurch Mosque will be a turning point for society as a whole.
He said that the virus of random killings that often occur in the United States and Europe has spread to New Zealand, its a big problem, and its a watershed for us.
He said that since September 11, New Zealands intelligence and security services have been paying close attention to the threat posed by the extremist group Islamic State, but not enough attention to right-wing conservative extremism.
In Bristchester, right-wing extremists are very visible, they can say whatever they want, and they have often attacked minorities in the past decade.
Buchanan said the Shooting Declaration suspected of being written by one of the gunmen was a typical white supremacy.
At present, New Zealand intelligence is looking for the gunmans associates and determining whether they belong to a broader organization. It is not clear how these people acquire weapons and who is training them.
Buchanan said New Zealands intelligence services had a blind spot and now they had to re-focus on right-wing extremists.
Source: Ji Xueying_NN6784, Responsible Editor of CNN