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Mar 18, 2019

TEK is working with partner organizations to help investigate mosque shootings in New Zealand

It transpires that Australian suspect Brenton Tarrant has previously visited Hungary and Romania

Hungary’s counter-terrorism force TEK is working with partner organizations to help investigate the mosque shootings that claimed 49 lives in New Zealand’s Christchurch.

The announcement follows Bulgarian authorities decision on Friday to launch an investigation against suspect, Brenton Tarrant, an Australian citizen. It transpires that Tarrant has previously visited Hungary and Romania.

Tarrant wrote hate slurs and anti-Muslim slurs on his weapons and ammunition, along with the names of European leaders who fought against Muslims in the past. This is where Hungary comes into the picture: Tarrant posted a photo of his firearms on Twitter, where the name of John Hunyadi and Mihály Horogszegi Szilágyi can be seen.

Thanks to Hunyadi and Horogszegi Szilágyi, the Ottoman forces were beaten at Nándorfehérvár (Belgrade). Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor (Luxemburgi Zsigmond in Hungarian) also appears, who organized the 1396 crusade against the Ottomans, and who built a line of defense (consisting of strongholds built close to one another).

Lastly, “Vác, 1684” can be seen as well, which refers to the battle where Charles of Lorraine destroyed the Ottoman forces.