Shinzo Abe’s Assassination

Political instability in Japan exacerbates the “perilous times” we now live in.

Last Friday, video footage of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe’s assassination shocked the world. While delivering a campaign speech supporting a fellow Liberal Democratic Party politician, Abe was shot twice by a former Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force sailor with a homemade firearm. Abe was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead five hours later after massive blood loss from bullet wounds in his neck and heart.

The shooter, a 41-year-old man named Tetsuya Yamagami, later confessed to police that he shot Abe because he held a grudge against the Unification Church for brainwashing his mother and believed “the religious group and Abe were connected.” The Unification Church is a fringe Christian denomination that rails against communism, advocates for North and South Korean reunification, and cooperates with many key figures in Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party.

Rad more at “Shinzo Abe’s Assassination Shatters Japan’s Security”

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