- 国際研究論叢 : 大阪国際大学紀要 = OIU journal of international studies (ISSN:09153586)
- vol.33, no.20, pp.1-17, 2020-01-31
The terror attacks by a gunman at two mosques in Christchurch on March 15, 2019 took the lives of 51 people and left more than 40 injured. The purpose of this paper is to analyse the response both by the government and the citizens of New Zealand after the massacre, given that the responses within the nation after the shootings earned applause world-wide. The paper looks first at the Prime Minister’s leadership and the movements by citizens that followed, then the messages from the leadership of the targeted Muslim communities. It also looks at how the setup and procedure of the Royal Commission of Inquiry is viewed by the public, and the practices of local government agencies. In discussion, it argues that the fact that New Zealand has addressed the issues of exclusionism both at the level of the instrumental violence by the terrorist and that of the expressive violence by white supremacists, could be highlighted as the reason for winning world recognition.