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Man Deported from UAE for Praising New Zealand Attacks

Man Deported from UAE for Praising New Zealand Attacks

Thursday, 21 March, 2019 - 06:00
People pay their respects at a memorial site for victims of the mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 17, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Dubai - Asharq Al-Awsat
An employee at a Dubai-based security company was fired and deported for celebrating the deadly New Zealand mosque attacks last week, the group said Wednesday.

"Over the weekend, a Transguard employee made inflammatory comments on his personal Facebook account celebrating the deplorable mosque attack in Christchurch, New Zealand," the Transguard security group said in a statement.

"Despite posting under a false name, the employee responsible for last weekend's inflammatory (Facebook) comments has been identified, terminated as per Transguard policy and handed over to the authorities."

Transguard said the man had been deported by the UAE government.

"We have a zero-tolerance policy for the inappropriate use of social media, and as a result this individual was immediately terminated and turned over to the authorities to face justice,” Managing Director Greg Ward said.

The company did not name him or reveal his nationality. But informed sources told Asharq Al-Awsat that the employee is from an Asian country.

He had joined the firm in 2017, the sources said.

An Australian white supremacist shot dead 50 Muslims praying at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday.

Brenton Tarrant, 28, was charged with murder on Saturday.

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