A white supremacist attacks two mosques in Christchurch, killing at least 50. New Zealand is in shock. Where does the hate come from? And what role do social media play? Our guests: Malte Lehming (Tagesspiegel), Matthew Karnitschnig (Politico), Myles Tweedie (DW)
Malte Lehming is an author and Senior Editor at the Berlin-based daily Der Tagesspiegel. He says: “Christchurch might be just under 20 thousand kilometers away from Berlin. It is, however, nearer than many people think.”
Matthew Karnitschnig is Chief Europe Correspondent at Politico. He argues: “Christchurch is a potent reminder of how dangerous it is to ignore the growing Islamophobia we’ve seen in Europe and other corners of the world in recent years.”
Myles Tweedie is a DW Reporter from New Zealand. He believes: "It's been encouraging to see messages of unity and hope being prioritised in New Zealand since the terrorist attack, but there are still too many divisive voices."