Tag: New Zealand

Bernie Sanders Visits Mosque in Wake of New Zealand Shooting

2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) appeared alongside local religious leaders at a Los Angeles-area Islamic center on Saturday and said in his remarks that the United States is going through a “difficult moment” in its history due to the rise in hate crimes. “In this difficult moment, not only in American history where […]

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Non-Muslim women in New Zealand are wearing headscarves today in honor of the Christchurch victims

Non-Muslim Women Are Wearing Headscarves In New Zealand Today – HelloGiggles Non-Muslim women in New Zealand are wearing headscarves today in honor of the Christchurch victims this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines.

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NPR Allows Former Australian PM Kevin Rudd to Blame Breitbart, Falsely, for New Zealand Terror

Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd told National Public Radio (NPR) on Thursday morning that Breitbart was to blame for inciting last week’s terror attacks at two mosques in New Zealand, in which 50 people were murdered. Rudd was interviewed by Rachel Martin and Steve Inskeep on NPR’s Morning Edition, who said that the massacre “throws a […]

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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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CNN: U.S. Lacks New Zealand’s ‘Urgency’ in Banning Guns

On Thursday, CNN published a report suggesting the U.S. lacks New Zealand’s “urgency” in banning guns. They teased the report with a tweet that highlighted the speed with which the New Zealand government banned an entire classification of firearms, parts, and accessories: “When a killer gunned down 50 people this month at two mosques in […]

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When Government Works for the Governed

The murder of 50 Muslim worshipers in New Zealand, allegedly by a 28-year-old Australian white supremacist, will be long scrutinized for the way violent hatreds are spawned and staged on social media and the internet. But now the world should learn from the way Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s prime minister, has responded to the horror. […]

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6 Days Later, New Zealand Plans New Gun Laws. Here’s How Other Countries Reacted to Shootings.

It took New Zealand just six days to announce an immediate plan to change to the nation’s gun policy after a gunman killed 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch last week. On Thursday, a day after the first victims were laid to rest, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a national ban on all military-style […]

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After Christchurch, Facebook concedes AI alone can’t stop violent livestreams

“Many people have asked why artificial intelligence (AI) didn’t detect the video from last week’s attack automatically,” said Guy Rosen, Facebook VP of integrity, in a blog post published today. “AI has made massive progress over the years and in many areas, which has enabled us to proactively detect the vast majority of the content […]

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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 Bans ‘Military-Style’ Semiautomatics, ‘High-Capacity’ Mags

Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern announced Thursday that New Zealand has officially banned “military-style” semiautomatic rifles and “high-capacity” magazines. The Daily Mail quoted Ardern saying, “On March 15 our history changed forever. Now, our laws will too. We are announcing action today on behalf of all New Zealanders to strengthen our gun laws and make our country […]

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New Zealand’s Dealing With Its Gun Problem. When Will We?

When a terrorist massacred 50 people at two New Zealand mosques last week, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern immediately grasped the nettle. “I can tell you one thing right now,” she told a news conference. “Our gun laws will change.” That’s what effective leadership looks like. New Zealand’s cabinet has now agreed in principle to overhaul […]

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Turkish President Erdogan Writes Washington Post Op-ed on Christchurch, Rails Against Islamophobia

The Washington Post on Tuesday allowed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, one of the world’s leading authoritarian jailers of journalists, to write an op-ed about the Christchurch shooting. In the piece, Erdogan praised Turkey’s ostensible hospitality to minority groups and railed against widespread “Islamophobia” in the Western world. Erdogan’s thesis was that the Christchurch killer […]

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‘So Heartbreaking’: Funerals Begin for New Zealand Attack Victims

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — Azaam Afaan did not want to be late. The first funeral since Friday’s terrorist attack was about to begin, and though he had no idea who was being buried, he just knew he needed to participate. Staring through dark sunglasses at the cemetery’s fringe — fighting back tears for a slain […]

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Rob Reiner: ‘Insidious’ Trump Supporters Condone His ‘White Supremacy’

Hollywood director and left-wing activist Rob Reiner targeted President Donald Trump’s supporters in a new social media post, calling them an “insidious cult” who condone white supremacy. “The President of the United States is a racist. He supports and promotes white supremacy & white nationalism,” Rob Reiner declared.“If you are part of this insidious cult, you […]

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‘Bear With Me, I’m Still Learning’: Jess Hilarious Apologizes to Sikh and Muslim Community For Racial Profiling 

Jess Hilarious attends FOX’s Teen Choice Awards on August 12, 2018 in Inglewood, California.Photo: Frazer Harrison (Getty Images) Update: Jess doesn’t think what she did was hilarious, either. On Monday evening, the Rel star posted a video on her personal Instagram page with the caption, “Official Statement Regarding Sikh & Muslim Community. Please don’t believe […]

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We’re Asking the Wrong Questions of YouTube and Facebook After New Zealand

Late Saturday night, Facebook shared some dizzying statistics that begin to illustrate the scale of the online impact of the New Zealand massacre as the gunman’s video spread across social media. According to the social network, the graphic, high-definition video of the attack was uploaded by users 1.5 million times in the first 24 hours. […]

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Money Raised for ‘Egg Boy’ Will Be Donated to New Zealand Victims

SYDNEY, Australia — Money raised for a teenager who shot to worldwide fame after smashing an egg on the head of an Australian far-right politician will go toward the victims of the New Zealand mosque shootings, according to his fund-raising page. On Tuesday morning, a GoFundMe page for Will Connolly, now commonly known as Egg […]

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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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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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CNN Continues to Lie About Charlottesville in Attempt to Connect Donald Trump to New Zealand Attack

CNN continues to lie to its views in the United States and around the world about what President Donald Trump said about the riots in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017. As Breitbart News has explained repeatedly, and as CNN’s own coverage at the time showed, Trump used the phrase “very fine people” to describe non-violent protesters […]

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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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