The Christchurch terrorist was probably frightened off when he thought that the heroic guy who chased after him was armed, as noted here:
[Aziz] said the gunman ran back to his car to get another gun, so he threw a credit card machine at him.
He said he could hear his two youngest sons, 11 and five, urging him to come back inside.
The gunman returned firing but Mr Aziz said he ran past parked cars which prevented him from being shot. Mr Aziz spotted a gun the attacker had dropped and picked it up. He pointed it and squeezed the trigger but it was empty. He said the gunman ran back to the car for a second time to grab another weapon.
‘He gets into his car and I just got the gun and threw it on his window like an arrow and blasted his window,’ he said. ‘The windshield shattered, that’s why he got scared.’
He said the gunman was cursing at him, yelling that he was going to kill them all.
But he drove away and Mr Aziz said he chased the car down the street to a red light before it made a U-turn and sped away.
Couple-three points to be made here. Firstly, all praise and kudos to Our Hero — I mean, chasing down a gunman with a card-reader? Dude! And considering that Aziz came from Afghanistan, this was probably a walk in the park by comparison to what he’s seen. (“Only one gunman? Phooey. Try ten gunmen — now that’s scary.”)
Secondly, note that even though Aziz was unarmed, the asshole thought he had a gun and was shooting at him — hence the flight, and eventual capture. I leave it to the imagination as to what might have happened had a few congregants been armed, but we all know that story. Too bad it’s illegal to defend yourself with a gun in KiwiLand — because, of course, nothing bad has ever happened in New Zealand to justify that. Until something bad did happen. And this was really bad.
Finally, if any of those Muslim worshipers in Christchurch have ever supported, even philosophically, the acts of Muslim terrorism (and I’ll bet there are a few), just remember how it felt when it was happening to you. I know this prick was a nutcase — but so are the extremist Muslims who do the same, or worse, to non-Muslims.
Jihad cuts both ways, doesn’t it?