Tag: Christchurch (New Zealand)

‘This Egg Has United People,’ Teenager Says of Protest Against Bigotry

SYDNEY, Australia — The Australian teenager known as “Egg Boy” has spoken publicly to the media for the first time since he cracked an egg on a far-right politician’s head, becoming an international symbol against bigotry in the process. “I understand what I did was not the right thing to do,” Will Connolly, 17, said […]

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Charlottesville Schools Close After Online Threat of ‘Ethnic Cleansing’

Photo: iStock After an anonymous threat of an “ethnic cleansing” was posted online, the Charlottesville City School District announced on Friday that all of their schools will remain closed for the second day in a row. The threat, initially posted on the website 4chan, encouraged white students to refrain from attending school in order to […]

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Mourners Honor the Dead With Call to Prayer in Christchurch, New Zealand

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — One week after a terrorist attack that killed 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, mourners who came from around the world honored the dead Friday by sharing the Muslim call to prayer and two minutes of silence. In a park across from Al Noor Mosque, where 42 worshipers […]

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New Zealand Police Listed Wrong Person as Killed in Mosque Shooting

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — The suspected gunman in last week’s attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, was charged with murder for the death of one victim — but the police announced on Thursday that that supposed victim was in fact alive. A police spokesman said that the charge sheet would be corrected, with […]

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New Zealand to Ban Military-Style Weapons

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday announced a national ban on all military-style semiautomatic weapons, all high-capacity ammunition magazines and all parts that allow weapons to be modified into the kinds of guns used to kill 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, last week. “What we’re banning today are the things used […]

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The New Zealand Shooting Victims Spanned Generations and Nationalities

One was a dairy farmer. Another aspired to be a pilot. One was an elder known for helping newcomers. Another was a teenager who called his mother when the shooting started. The 50 people slaughtered by a gunman at two Christchurch mosques last week spanned a range of backgrounds. Here is what we know about […]

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Why Jacinda Ardern Matters

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister of New Zealand, has been exemplary in her response to the massacre in Christchurch, where 50 Muslims were killed in two mosques by an Australian white supremacist and his accomplices. Ms. Arden provided a frame for national grief by embracing the Muslim immigrant community and by […]

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New Zealand Is Loath to Use Suspect’s Name to Avoid Amplifying His Cause

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — The man accused of carrying out the attack that killed 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, is expected to represent himself in court, but the country’s prime minister said on Tuesday that she wants to do everything possible to deny him the attention he craves. “He is a […]

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In the Aftermath of New Zealand Shooting, Trump Believes White Nationalism Doesn’t Pose an Imminent Threat

President Donald Trump talks to the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Andrej Babi during an Oval Office meeting with their wives’ Monika Babiová and First Lady Melania Trump at the White House in Washington, D.C. on March 7, 2019.Photo: Alex Edelman (Pool/Getty Images) While Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke spent his weekend acknowledging the […]

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The Anatomy of White Terror

Before he allegedly killed 50 Muslims praying at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, Brenton Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian, reportedly posted a 74-page manifesto titled “The Great Replacement” online. In his tract, Mr. Tarrant wrote that he had only one true inspiration: the Norwegian political terrorist, Anders Breivik, who killed 77 people in […]

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New Zealand to Open Inquiry Into What Officials Knew About Gunman Before Massacre

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, on Monday ordered an inquiry into what government officials could have known about the gunman in Friday’s massacre before he carried out the attack that left 50 people dead at two mosques in Christchurch. “The purpose of this inquiry is to look at what all […]

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Erdogan Uses Video of New Zealand Attacks at Election Rallies

Social media companies have been working overtime to remove video of the New Zealand mosque attacks, which were livestreamed by the assailant. But the footage has emerged in a different place in recent days: the election rallies of Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. At a televised rally in Antalya, in southern Turkey, on Sunday — […]

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New Zealand Shooting Live Updates: ‘There Will Be Changes’ to Gun Laws, Prime Minister Says

• New Zealand grappled with grief and horror on Sunday as the death toll rose to 50 people two days after a gunman opened fire at two mosques in the city of Christchurch. The terrorist attack appeared to have been carried out by a white nationalist who posted a racist manifesto online and streamed live […]

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After Mosque Massacre, New Zealand Has Its Gun-Debate Moment

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — When the prime minister announced plans to ban semiautomatic rifles following Friday’s mass shootings, it seemed to be the bold response that many New Zealanders wanted — until the country’s attorney general backpedaled almost immediately and said that might not be the government’s final decision. Even after a massacre that left […]

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‘God Is Testing Us’: Tears and Outrage at a New Zealand Hospital

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — The families drifted from the mosques to the hospital, their emotions battered, their eyes bloodshot. More than a day had passed since the attacks on Friday that killed 49 people at two mosques in Christchurch, and many still did not know the fate of loved ones they believed were at prayer […]

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Jacinda Ardern Pitched New Zealand’s Charms. Now, She Speaks of Its Pain.

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been the sunny face of New Zealand, celebrated as the nation’s youngest leader in 150 years, the one who gave birth in office and brought her baby to the floor of the United Nations. At 38, she’s pitched progressive politics and her nation’s charms to Stephen […]

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New Zealand Shooting Live Updates: A Suspect Is Charged, and Details Emerge About Victims

• New Zealand grappled with grief and horror on Saturday, a day after 49 people were shot to death at two mosques in the city of Christchurch. The terrorist attack appeared to have been carried out by a white nationalist who posted a racist manifesto online and streamed live video of the killings on Facebook. […]

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Massacre Suspect Traveled the World but Lived on the Internet

He announced his mass killing over social media and filmed it live on the internet. He shared a 74-page online manifesto peppered with sarcastic jokes about popular culture, repeating well-known internet memes and striving to mint new ones. He even laid out his explanation in a “Q. and A.” format, as though in an interview, […]

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A Hate-Fueled Massacre Designed for Its Times

The wounded tried to crawl away or lie still, while others ran or crouched behind the dead, but the gunman kept pulling the trigger. He shot fleeing women and girls, and pumped bullet after bullet into piles of motionless men and boys in a house of worship. The man accused of carrying out the worst […]

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The Roots of the Christchurch Massacre

For Muslims, Friday Prayer is like Sunday Mass for Christians. It’s the day of community prayer. We travel to our local mosques, our religious sanctuary. Our families gather in the early afternoon to pray as a community. Kids run through the halls as the imam recites the Quran in Arabic. We eat together and mingle […]

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New Zealand Massacre Highlights Global Reach of White Extremism

The massacre of 49 people in New Zealand on Friday highlights the contagious ways in which extreme right ideology and violence have spread in the 21st century — even to a country that had not experienced a mass shooting for more than two decades, and which is rarely associated with the extreme right. New Zealand […]

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New Zealand Shooting Live Updates: Attack on Christchurch Mosques Leaves 49 Dead

Forty-nine people were killed in shootings at two mosques in central Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, in a terrorist attack that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described as “an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence.” • Officials said that one man in his late 20s had been charged with murder, and that two explosive devices were […]

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