Many dead in Mosque attacks in New Zealand

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link Chrissy Joined: Nov 14, 2002
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3/14/19 10:06:21 PM 
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This is madness!

[quote][2:55pm: RNZ reports about 300 people were inside the Linwood mosque for afternoon prayers.

This is the second mosque where unconfirmed reports of a second shooting have emerged.

2:52pm: A witness told 1 NEWS they heard at least 20 shots at the mosque from what sounded like a semi-automatic firearm.

2:47pm: Footage at Christchurch Hospital shows multiple people arriving by ambulance on stretchers.

A man is reported to have entered the Masjid Al Noor mosque on Deans Ave around an hour ago and opened fire.

2:45pm: Latest police update: "In response to a serious ongoing firearms incident in Christchurch all Christchurch schools have been placed into lockdown."

2:42pm: The Bangladesh cricket team were filmed escaping Hagley Park near the first mosque where a shooting has taken place./quote]

link Emir Joined: Aug 9, 2014
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3/14/19 10:20:33 PM 
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Oh no. sad

link Chrissy Joined: Nov 14, 2002
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3/14/19 10:25:12 PM 
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Journalists with the team says shooters - many dead

link Chrissy Joined: Nov 14, 2002
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3/14/19 10:26:25 PM 
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Entire Bangladesh team safe

link Emir Joined: Aug 9, 2014
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3/14/19 11:10:16 PM 
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Mehdi Hasan in CNN as a guest on Don Lemon show alluded to right wing terrorist and he alluded to Islamophobia inspired by Trump.

But let us see where it leads.

It is Friday in NZ, Muslims largest prayer service day, so the gunman, whatever his motive, wanted maximum impact.

link Emir Joined: Aug 9, 2014
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3/14/19 11:14:39 PM 
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NZ Prime Minister giving press conference. She is very impressive woman. A liberal and progressive, she was much hated by the right wing of that country.

I have confidence she will deal will deal with this the right way

link Emir Joined: Aug 9, 2014
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3/14/19 11:16:42 PM 
CNN is carrying live coverage, meanwhile at FOX, they are showing two ambulances in Israel going to some accident big grin

link maj Joined: Mar 8, 2017
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3/15/19 12:02:40 AM 
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Watching coverage of it now on FOX..12:02am..
CNN talking about the wall..

link Casper Joined: Nov 9, 2018
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3/15/19 12:06:21 AM 
One person in custody, still an active situation.

Bangladesh-New Zealand next match is cancelled. Some of the team players were in the mosque.

The shooter live streamed the shooting.

link Casper Joined: Nov 9, 2018
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3/15/19 12:07:12 AM 
The shooter is a white male.

Three men, one woman in custody.

link Casper Joined: Nov 9, 2018
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3/15/19 12:35:09 AM 
Twenty-seven people are reported dead, but the figure might reach up to 50.

One of the shooters is an Australian.

link Emir Joined: Aug 9, 2014
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3/15/19 12:50:59 AM 
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One of my source is reporting it is over 50 and could climb to over a hundred.

link mikesiva Joined: Jan 12, 2007
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3/15/19 2:52:51 AM 
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Unfortunately many white majority countries take right wing and white supremacist terrorism less seriously than other forms of terrorism. It happened in the 1920s in the Weimar Republic and the rise of Fascism. Deja vu?

RIP to all those who died.

Bangladesh call off tour of NZ

link Chrissy Joined: Nov 14, 2002
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3/15/19 4:00:43 AM 
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Over 40 dead

cry

link mikesiva Joined: Jan 12, 2007
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3/15/19 4:03:30 AM 
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More here

Was the attack masterminded by an Aussie citizen?

link Chrissy Joined: Nov 14, 2002
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3/15/19 4:16:26 AM 
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The killer is Australian

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3/15/19 4:16:54 AM 
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Yes - an Australian was the murderer

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3/15/19 4:22:32 AM 
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He livestreamed the slaughter - has a manifesto - loved Trump

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3/15/19 4:26:01 AM 
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'Australian Senator Fraser Anning is being widely criticised for a statement he's released on the attack. The independent senator for Queensland says the "real cause of bloodshed" is immigration which "allowed Muslims fanatics to migrant to New Zealand in the first place".'

People like Anning are a part of the problem. They fuel the Islamophobia which creates the white supremacist terrorists who commit these crimes. Until white majority countries crack down on this hate speech, right wing racist terrorism will only get worse.

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3/15/19 4:30:00 AM 
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He should be kicked out of the Senate today

link mikesiva Joined: Jan 12, 2007
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3/15/19 6:02:39 AM 
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Arrested Australian named as Brenton Tarrant, 28.

link nitro Joined: Apr 10, 2003
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3/15/19 6:07:24 AM 
This is a madman, must be a psycho.
How did he get these weapons?

link mikesiva Joined: Jan 12, 2007
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3/15/19 6:14:23 AM 
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White supremacist terrorism is subjected to less scrutiny than other forms of terrorism. He might be a madman and a psycho, but the numbers of people like him are increasing. The authorities in white majority countries need to wake up and take this threat more seriously.

link nitro Joined: Apr 10, 2003
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3/15/19 6:14:52 AM 
At first i thought it was revenge for the Bali terrorist attacks.

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3/15/19 6:17:54 AM 
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You maybe correct. It could be that the white ones, in a white majority country are more difficult to target. They seem to act alone.

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