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March 15, 2019

NEW ZEALAND: White Supremacist Slaughters 49 At Mosques, Dozens Injured, Gunman In Custody

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Harm, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 07:54

So should we ban all white men?   Or ban travel from New Zealand and Australia?   Hey that is the excuse they used for Muslims.   There is more at the link.   Hugs

The Guardian reports:

Forty-nine people have been shot dead and 48 injured in attacks at two mosques during Friday prayers in Christchurch, the worst mass shooting in New Zealand’s history. The prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, said this was “one of New Zealand’s darkest days” as police uncovered explosive devices attached to cars and commissioner Mike Bush urged all mosques across the country to close their doors for the time being.

The New York Times reports:

He approaches the mosque on foot, his weapon visible, and begins shooting at people at the entrance.

What follows is a harrowing nearly two minutes of his firing on worshipers. At one point the gunman exits the mosque and fires in both directions down the sidewalk before returning to his car for another gun — which, like the others, was inscribed with numbers, symbols or messages. When he re-enters the mosque, he shoots several bodies at close range. “There wasn’t even time to aim, there was so many targets,” he says at one point, as the sirens of an emergency response vehicle blare in the background.

The Associated Press reports:

Shortly before the shooting, someone appearing to be the gunman publicly posted links to a manifesto on Twitter and 8chan, an online forum. The 8chan post included a link to what appeared to be the gunman’s Facebook page, where he said he would soon broadcast live video of the attack.

In his manifesto, he identified himself as a 28-year-old man born in Australia. He listed his white nationalist heroes, described what he said motivated him to attack, and said he purposely used guns to stir discord in the United States around the Second Amendment.

The Express reports:

Tarrant’s rampage began when he got into his car wearing military-style body armour and a helmet with a series of rifles on the passenger seat. The weapons, including a semi-automatic shotgun he used, are scrawled with the names of past mass killers and cities where the shootings occurred.




  1. There simply are no words …

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    Comment by Nan — March 15, 2019 @ 12:11

  2. As a New Zealander I was shocked and very sad from the senseless violence that has happened. Our country likes to pride itself on being a safe and friendly place where people from all cultures are welcomed. As a small, isolated country, the idea that a terrorist attack on this scale would happen here seemed unfathomable to most; but now that has all changed. Out of all the bad, I am glad that the police managed to quickly arrest the assailants before more damage was done, and that there has been big support for the surviving victims of this massacre.

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    Comment by TheCovertAtheist — March 16, 2019 @ 02:01

    • Hello CA. I am glad your country stepped up and came to the aid and support for those targeted. I am angry at the people in the US government that used this terrorist attack to justify bigotry against Muslims and immigrants. Best wishes. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — March 16, 2019 @ 05:10

      • Did they do that? that’s terrible. I know there was an Australian politician who blamed the rise in immigration on this attack, but thankfully he was swiftly called out by other politicians and told to f*ck off.

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        Comment by TheCovertAtheist — March 16, 2019 @ 05:18

        • Hello CA. Yes people like Louie Gohmert (R-TX) a real hateful idiot bigot and Bryan Fischer an evangelical fundamentalist. Fox news echoed people like him. Basically they were saying the way the terrorist handled it was wrong but there is a real problem that needs to be addressed by letting immigrants in the country and of course Muslims are evil blood thirsty anti-Christians who are trying to take over the world and enslave white females. Gohmert said the shooter should have sued the Muslims. Other people claimed this showed how the government needed better laws against immigration. Hugs

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          Comment by Scottie — March 16, 2019 @ 05:47

          • I… wow. You have some crazy people there. OK we have crazies too, but they don’t have a big voice and a big audience, like what many of these fundies do.

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            Comment by TheCovertAtheist — March 16, 2019 @ 06:27

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