The terrorist attack in New Zealand is a “creepy act by a crazy person, a psychopath,” Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic said on Saturday, adding that some media claimed he was “motivated by Serb war crimes,” but that he has nothing to do with Serbia or the Balkans.
Vucic said during a visit to eastern Serbia that some regional media had reported the Australian-born gunman was motivated by Serb war crimes and that this shows what their attitude towards Serbia is like.
“And then they found, whether this is true or not, some song. And now, because of someone’s taste in music, Serbia should be accused, which some media in the region did. That shows their attitude towards us,” he said.
Armed with semi-automatic weapons, Brenton Tarrant, 28, rampaged through two mosques in the city of Christchurch during afternoon prayers on Friday in Christchurch, killing at least 49 worshippers and wounding dozens more.
Tarrant posted a video of the attack online. A Serb nationalist song from the 1990's war in Bosnia can be heard in the background as he was driving to the scene of the crime.
He also wrote the names of Bulgarian, Serbian and Montenegrin historical figures and places on his weapons.