Opinion: Alleged Christchurch gunman's far-right donation should go towards anti-racism - Patrick Gower

OPINION: It has now been revealed that the alleged Christchurch gunman indirectly contributed to the crowdfunding campaign for the victims of the March mosque shootings.

The gunman gave money to the far-right in Europe, and they gave it back to the mosque - meaning the mosque has ended up with the alleged shooter's money. 

My gut reaction was that the mosque should never have this money because it's stained with evil.

Then I thought about it a little more, and I realised that the alleged gunman would hate it if his money went to the mosque.

Because of what happened, I still think it is wrong that his money ended up with the mosque. 

However, what victim support should do is give the money anonymously to an anti-racism cause somewhere, anywhere in the world - and never tell anyone about it.

It's like a donation from the mosque. The alleged gunman will always know that his money is out there somewhere in the world fighting racism, and he will truly hate that.

Patrick Gower is Newshub's National Correspondent.