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Murderous Attack On Mosques in New Zealand

by Oui Fri Mar 15th, 2019 at 05:55:32 AM EST

[Update-1] Death toll now at 49 with many still in critical condition in hospitals. One person arrested and will be charged with murder. Two IEDs found on a single vehicle. There was no warning bij our security agencies. One person arrested was born in Australia.


A sophisticated multiple terror attack was send out live-streaming via an Australian Facebook account ... up to 27 fatalities ... due to late arrival for Friday prayers, just saved the Bangladesh cricket team ... not a safe world we live in ...

Mushfiqur Rahim also tweeted about the attack and said the team was "extremely lucky" to be safe.

"Alhamdulillah Allah [saved] us today [during] shooting in Christchurch in the mosque... we are extremely lucky... never want to see this things happen again (sic)... pray for us," he said.

More below the fold ...

Multiple deaths in shootings at 2 New Zealand mosques | Dawn - Pakistan |

Multiple people were killed on Friday in mass shootings at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern describing it as "one of New Zealand's darkest days".

The mosques -- Masjid al Noor in central Christchurch and the other one in suburban Linwood -- were packed with worshippers gathering for Friday afternoon prayers, and members of the Bangladesh cricket team were arriving when the shooter opened fire.

Police urged people to stay indoors and not to visit mosques "anywhere in New Zealand" as they tried to determine if more than one gunman was involved.



New Zealand police said four people, including one woman, were taken into custody in connection to shootings at the two mosques.

Multiple improvised explosive devices, that were found on vehicles after the shootings, were defused, police said.  

Christchurch shooting: Several dead as gunman targets New Zealand mosques | The National - UAE |

At least one gunman who targeted crowded mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch killed a number of people on Friday.

New Zealand media reported that between nine and 27 people were killed, but the death toll could not be confirmed. Police said multiple fatalities had occurred at two mosques, but it was unclear how many attackers were involved.

Three men and a woman are in custody, police said, adding that they had found and neutralised a number of IEDS (improvised explosive devices).

Police said they are not aware of other suspects beyond the four arrested, said they can't be certain.

Witnesses spoke of seeing bloodied bodies, with children also believed to be among the dead, and police warned of "extremely distressing footage" of the incident circulating on the internet.

The mosques were packed with worshippers gathering for Friday afternoon prayers, and members of the Bangladesh cricket team were arriving when the shooter opened fire.

New Zealand mosques: Several dead after shootings in Christchurch | BBC News |
Christchurch shooting: multiple fatalities after mass shooting at two mosques - live updates | The Guardian |
Live updates: Terror attack on New Zealand mosques, multiple fatalities reported | Gulf News |

[Update-2] Not an human being, a white beast claims responsibility for terror attack in Christchurch in a published manifesto. Thinking of Stockholm and white supremacy …

Gunman who opened fire on Christchurch mosque addresses attack in manifesto | News.com.au |

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed an individual taken into custody is an Australian-born citizen. He called him “an extremist, right-wing, violent terrorist”.

The header photo on Tarrant’s Twitter account shows a victim of the 2016 Bastille Day terror attack in Nice.

The famous photo by Reuters photographer Eric Gaillard came to symbolise the Bastille Day massacre when 84 people were killed by a truck plowing into holidaying crowds, Reuters says.

He described his reasons for the disgusting attack as to “show the invaders that our lands will never be their lands, our homelands are our own and that, as long as a white man still lives, they will NEVER conquer our lands and they will never replace our people”.

Tarrant revealed he had been planning an attack for up to two years, noting he decided on Christchurch three months ago.


Neo-Nazis Attack New Zealand Mosques, 49 Reported Dead | Tikun Olam |

My deepest condolences to all my Muslim readers: if there are any words of comfort possible I offer them to you.

Another day, another terror attack.  This time in New Zealand, one of the most peaceful, serene nations in the world.  The last major gun violence there was a massacre committed by a mentally disturbed man...in 1992.  The country's prime minister is a woman the world adores.  Unlike Australia it welcomes migrants and refugees and does so unashamedly.

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by Oui on Fri Mar 15th, 2019 at 11:15:55 AM EST
This line of inquiry arrives at a destination of political and psychological significance to the murderer that is greater than the number of immigrants admitted to either Australia or New Zealand; that is greater than either Trump's iconic figure his political adversaries or diplomatic "ties" to US gov.

An "extraordinary act of unprecedented violence," asserts the PM, although this is not a true representation of the material and ideological culture in any of these nations of "settler", immigrants.

Rather than ignominy, assurance and aggrandizement fed the root of homicidal mania (motive, plain and simple). Before delving remote past, one may return to 2017 to evaluate normative response to perfectly reasonable requests for so-called humanitarian assistance to give Rhohinga.

"detention camps"

Australia currently takes in about 13,750 refugees under its humanitarian programme each year.

Mr Dutton said that with millions of people displaced around the world, Australia could not help everyone.

"We cannot be in a situation, having the most generous [?] humanitarian programme in the world, to then ... pretend cruelly to people that somehow we can take millions of people from regions around the world that would be displaced, we just can't do that," he said.

Australia rejects New Zealand's offer on refugees
Australia had come under fire from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, with a spokesman in Geneva Friday calling on Canberra to move the refugees from Manus to Australia and criticising the offshore asylum processing policy as "unsustainable, inhumane and contrary to its human rights obligations".

To means and opportunity, which the man most certainly exploited, let us resurrect mutually bogus firearms controversy which fulfills immediate gratification that freedom loving people are born to expect from politics, from government.
Firearms-Control Legislation and Policy: Australia
Firearms-Control Legislation and Policy: New Zealand

Australia's Ambassador Says His Country's Gun Laws Can't Save America

Since taking his post, however, Hockey has navigated the fallout of a tense phone call between Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and President Donald Trump over refugee resettlement, reportedly met with the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding the Russia investigation, and raised quite a few eyebrows when he broke with diplomatic protocol and endorsed Trump. Speaking to an audience at an Australian think tank in December, Hockey said, "If the presidential election was held again today, Donald Trump would win."
OK, Joe. Following the Vegas massacre, you tweeted that, essentially, guns are more cultural and pervasive in the U.S. than in Australia. What do you mean by that?
Australia and the United States are completely different situations, and it goes back to each of our foundings. America was born from a culture of self-defense. Australia was born from a culture of "the government will protect me." Australia wasn't born as a result of a brutal war. We weren't invaded. We weren't attacked. We weren't occupied. That makes an incredible difference, even today.
Being center-right, we had to stand against our base. But there was such collective grief after Tasmania that we were able to put aside our differences.
Was the bulk of the opposition from your own party?
The right wing had previously lobbied fairly hard against changes to the gun laws. The National Rifle Association sent people and money to campaign in Australia.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Mar 15th, 2019 at 08:38:59 PM EST
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o. look.
New Zealand PM vows tighter gun laws after death toll in Christchurch terror attack rises to 50
former first pregnant PM speaks out plus
Chelsea Clinton berated by students blaming her 'rhetoric' for causing New Zealand shootings
"who is pregnant with her third child" because "hate"

o. look.
Australians are racist and unfriendly, say migrants, March 2014
oh, no. blah blah rhohinga something blah aborigine blah CHINA!!
Australian premier sides with teen who cracked egg on senator who blamed Muslims for New Zealand attack
Australia bans tour by alt-right star Milo Yiannopoulos over New Zealand massacre remarks
"only a week after he had approved a visa for the controversial British commentator and alt-right star against the advice of the Home Affairs department, which warned that Yiannopoulos may fail the character test to enter the country."

unprecedented. inconceivable, egregious.
Who is "the shooter"?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Mar 17th, 2019 at 04:52:21 PM EST
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Facebook removed 1.5 million videos of New Zealand attack within 24 hours
"Out of respect for the people affected by this tragedy and the concerns of local authorities, we're also removing all edited versions of the video that do not show graphic content," Garlick said in a tweet.

Garlick said that Facebook was using technology and people "around the clock" to remove content that violates its violence policy.


By next weekend the event will have never occurred but in the imaginations of "people affected by the tragedy."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Mar 17th, 2019 at 05:33:47 PM EST
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The video is legally an objectionable publication in NZ, in the same category as child pornography. So yes, Facebook is removing it. Alternatively, we're happy to jail their CEO for 14 years for knowing possession.
by IdiotSavant on Sun Mar 17th, 2019 at 11:20:44 PM EST
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New Zealand's censorship regime is governed by the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993, which was amended by the Films, Videos and Publications Classification Amendment Act 2015.
and classes, of which protected persons and sanctioned ahh filth determined "objectionable" or "restricted," for example; by comparison to, say, that model "regime" to historical NAZI iconography and speech ahh tropes that has not been entirely successful despite vigilance and 75 years practice.

A dilettante's inquiry of history of the censorship code produces more fascinating insight to perception of injury to "the public good" as well as its complement, that which must be hidden from the.

Self-examination is difficult indeed, treatment more so painful.
* CEO hiding in the "we" would be punishable under 124. 2(b)

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Mar 18th, 2019 at 02:09:35 AM EST
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re: censorship, public good, corruption of

Al Jazeera did a hard-hitting investigation into US and Israeli lobbying - so why won't they air it?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Mar 18th, 2019 at 02:23:17 AM EST
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VOA/AFP | [French Council of the Muslim Faith] Sues Facebook, YouTube Over NZ Attack Video
The council said it was suing the French branches of the two tech giants for "broadcasting a message with violent content abetting terrorism, or of a nature likely to seriously violate human dignity and liable to be seen by a minor," according to the complaint, a copy of which was seen by AFP.

In France, such acts can be punished by three years' imprisonment and a 75,000 euro ($85,000) fine.
The CFCM, which represents several million Muslims in France, said it took Facebook 29 minutes after the beginning of the broadcast to take it down.
The panel, the House Committee on Homeland Security, said it was "critically important" to filter the kind of violent images seen in the video.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Mar 25th, 2019 at 10:04:45 PM EST
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o. look. There are no SUNK COSTS in NATO world.
The buyback would cost up to NZ$200 million ($138 million), she said.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Mar 21st, 2019 at 07:31:55 PM EST
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I understand that some US congressional representatives immediately credited Trump for causing theses murders.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Mar 15th, 2019 at 06:48:59 PM EST
Who needs  a US Congress Rep when the perp has given the credits himself?

New Zealand mosques' attack suspect praised Trump in manifesto - AJ

The Australian-born suspect who shot dead dozens of Muslim worshippers in Christchurch, New Zealand, has published a manifesto praising US President Donald Trump and Anders Breivik, the Norwegian white supremacist who murdered 77 people in Norway in 2011.

The 74-page dossier, which has been described by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison as a "work of hate", hailed Trump as "a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose".

by Bernard on Fri Mar 15th, 2019 at 08:59:02 PM EST
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Also in the manifesto --one of the CA Cohort of Petty Landlords was quick to point out-- is African American blogger named Candace Owens who epitomizes his idea of deviants.

Over here is a rambling indictment of New Zealand's intelligence agencies looking in all the wrong places which epitomize her idea of "the innocent."

Over there I'm still reading how so-called experts struggle to exculpate common frauds in US higher education as if this behavior were "unethical", that is, thoughtless or accidental, and not a patented demonstration of ethos binding this society.

But anyone of us could run a list of the violence, the "terrorism," publicized this very day in our own towns and cities that defies the enemy countenanced by "moral leadership" (Can you imagine that there is such a profession?) of the day. Paradox abounds. The people of planet "progress" are disoriented without coin to point the way.

Let us note: Every time these crimes occur, the reporter will find someone to say how surprised they are; he or she seemed like a nice guy, so quiet, friendly, or diligent at work.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Mar 15th, 2019 at 11:02:08 PM EST
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o, look. Isn't everyone keeping up with worldwide box office sales of the MOST IMPORTANT monument of diversity in our time (since Wakanda in the Hurt Locker)?

anarcho-syndicalism FTW!

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Mar 16th, 2019 at 01:31:41 PM EST
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Trump downplays white nationalism threat after massacre; doesn't see it as a threat - AP
Trump, whose own previous responses to the movement have drawn scrutiny, expressed sympathy for the victims who died at "places of worship turned into scenes of evil killing." But he declined to join expressions of mounting concern about white nationalism, When asked whether he thought it was a rising threat around the world, he responded, "I don't really."

"I think it's a small group of people that have very, very serious problems, I guess," Trump said. "If you look at what happened in New Zealand, perhaps that's the case. I don't know enough about it yet. But it's certainly a terrible thing."

by Bernard on Sun Mar 17th, 2019 at 12:59:17 PM EST
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March appears to the month to read the wikiwtf synopsis of 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, without Cliff's or Spaek's Notes compendia for any Greek comedy or tragedy (I strongly recommend Clytemnestra), from which to glean clues to "white" supremacist adoration of Trump, fame (not the movie), possibly material historicism, but not likely.

The 18th Brumaire of Just About Everybody: the Rise of Authoritarian Strongmen and How to Prevent and Reverse It

abstruse and obscure

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Mar 17th, 2019 at 05:07:01 PM EST
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Well it isn't a threat...to him.
by rifek on Sat Apr 13th, 2019 at 03:09:54 PM EST
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oops. There's two more true inspirations!
Tears For Christchurch: Australia First Imported Hate In 1788. Now We're In The Export Business
When Anders Behring Breivik massacred 76 people in Norway in 2011 - a person whom Brenton Tarrant listed in his rambling, unhinged 73-page manifesto as his "true inspiration" - Breivik praised Australian conservatives like Keith Windschuttle, an historian who flatly denied that significant massacres occurred in Tasmania in the 1800s.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Mar 21st, 2019 at 01:10:32 AM EST
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New Zealand to Probe Role[s] of Spies, Guns in Mosque Attacks
Her Cabinet had previously agreed on holding an inquiry, but had not decided what level of investigation. She said royal [?] commissions are usually reserved for matters of the gravest public importance and that was clearly appropriate in this case. She said the exact terms of the inquiry, including its duration, would be finalized over the next two weeks.
She said those agencies will include the country's domestic spy agency, the Security Intelligence Service, and its international counterpart, the Government Communications Security Bureau.
If New Zealand has secrets worth stealing, then they're worth protecting.
Other agencies to be looked at include police, customs and immigration.

A royal commission is run independently from the government and is chaired by a high-court judge. It has the power to compel witnesses to testify and organizations to hand over documents. But it remains up to the courts or government to follow through on any recommendations or findings.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Mar 25th, 2019 at 06:11:27 PM EST
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If New Zealand has secrets worth stealing, then they're worth protecting.

Erratum :
read "had", and "they'd be".

The main secrets traditionally protected by NZ's Security Intelligence Service are

  1. that there are no secrets worth protecting
  2. that they waste their budget bothering leftists.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Wed Mar 27th, 2019 at 03:52:22 PM EST
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uh oh
'Lone wolf' myth covers up possible Mossad role in New Zealand terrorist attack
Incredibly, a stone structure of a building collapsed onto a van during the earthquake which killed a man inside who turned out to be an Israeli national. His death accidentally unearthed a ring of Mossad agents [2011]
The newspaper said it had asked Prime Minister John Key repeatedly to confirm details of an SIS investigation into whether the Israeli secret service had infiltrated the police national computer.

Mr Key responded that he was satisfied there had been no misuse of the police computer - but he refused to say whether an investigation had been carried out by the security service because it was not in the national interest.

after the man was discovered with multiple fake passports and USB flash drives which contained confidential data believed to have been illegally downloaded from the New Zealand police's national computer system.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Mar 27th, 2019 at 07:59:28 PM EST
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Before mosque attacks, New Zealand failed to record hate crimes for years
Joris De Bres, New Zealand's Race Relations Commissioner between 2002 and 2013, said he was alarmed at signs of an uptick in threats against Muslims when he took up the role soon after the 9/11 attacks in the United States.

De Bres said he repeatedly asked the government and police to create a central system for recording details about crimes motivated by hatred and racism.

He raised the issue with the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, which in its 2007 review of New Zealand said the lack of records was a concern, and asked the government to collect data on complaints of racially motivated crimes.

"I listed it every year...I wrote at various points to government about it and it was simply said that it wasn't necessary and it wasn't a priority," De Bres said.
When current Justice and Intelligence Services Minister Andrew Little took office in late 2017, the Human Rights Commission said in their incoming briefing the country needed a central system for recording details about crimes motivated by hatred and racism and steps currently taken by police were insufficient.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Mar 31st, 2019 at 09:28:46 PM EST
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It's Never Ever White People's Fault

I used to be afew. I'm still not many.
by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Mon Mar 18th, 2019 at 07:00:30 AM EST
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Home grown Australian white supremacists 😠
How long was Australia a racist continent?

by Oui on Fri Mar 15th, 2019 at 07:20:49 PM EST
About seven decades, give or take.

What was the White Australia Policy, and how does it still affect us now? - National Indigenous Television

Immediately following Federation in 1901, policies were designed to keep Australia white and British. Non-racial language was used to minimise international condemnation, but the xenophobic concern was plainly evident. Australia's first prime minister, Edmund Barton, explicitly stated his belief in white superiority:

   There is no racial equality. There is that basic inequality. These races are, in comparison with white races - I think no-one wants convincing of this fact - unequal and inferior.

The White Australia policy was in place for seven decades after 1901 and had a profound impact on the newly federated Commonwealth.

What happened?

The White Australia policy was not a single government directive but a series of acts with a common goal: to achieve and maintain a white, British national character. The Immigration Restriction Act, Pacific Island Labourers Act and the Post and Telegraph Act (all passed in 1901) formed the initial legislative foundation.

The Immigration Restriction Act in particular epitomises the spirit of the White Australia policy, and its hypocrisy. It never mentioned the words "white" or "race", but the parliamentary debates - and its application - make clear it was a tool of racial exclusion.

by Bernard on Fri Mar 15th, 2019 at 09:07:43 PM EST
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That's what they all say, don't they, even when stretching to fill vacated signs of "race" identity with "color," language, sectarian, tribal, "intersectional" and --what was it? oh, yes--"intercommunal" integration within the borders of civilization.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Mar 15th, 2019 at 11:18:01 PM EST
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New Zealand can't claim to be too clean.  It's tolerated casual, middle class racism forever.  A Kiwi friend of mine once told me she was estranged from her parents because of their racism.  Her mother once fired a Maori cook saying, "I can't stand seeing the black hands in the white flour."  Casual, background racism makes it comfortable for the dangerous nutters.  Witness the current US train wreck full of dumpster fires, with Der Drumpfenfuehrer at the throttle.
by rifek on Sat Mar 16th, 2019 at 03:23:42 AM EST
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GREENBLATT: Well, I think, you know, this act of violence really doesn't have a precedent, as far as we know, murdering people in a mosque like this.
Their knowledge obviously doesn't extend to Hebron.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sat Mar 16th, 2019 at 09:14:54 AM EST
Theresa May could take a leaf from Jacinda Ardern's book
Jacinda Ardern, prime minister of New Zealand, and Theresa May, prime minister of the United Kingdom, are of different generations and different politics. They are leaders on alternative sides of the globe each facing a national crisis but, in terms of leadership style, these two women are on different planets.

When she first heard word of the appalling massacre at mosques in Christchurch, Ardern clearly took a deep breath and immediately adopted a tone and stance designed to confront the atrocity and its implications for her country straight on. She was determined it would not have the effect desired by the perpetrator of dividing the people of New Zealand. She made and communicated a series of important decisions which set the tone for the national and indeed international response.

Ardern immediately characterised it as a terrorist attack in contrast with some leaders who have shown reluctance to do so when white shooters are involved. She stood with the victims and their families as being of New Zealand irrespective of their immigration or citizenship status. She focused on a national message of empathy and support for those affected. She visited the relatives of those killed and injured the next morning.

When doing so she wore a black scarf in a clear statement of visual empathy with their culture. She literally and figuratively embraced them. She promised immediate state funding to those bereaved and injured and ordered the expediting of visa applications for family members from abroad wishing to travel to help bury their dead.

Ardern did not equivocate on the implications of the atrocity for New Zealand's guns laws. She announced that significant changes to those laws would be announced within a week. They were published yesterday and the amending legislation will be enacted before the middle of April.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Mar 22nd, 2019 at 01:21:25 AM EST
Which "leaf" in the school of funereal dramaturgy applies to UK government, presently?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Mar 22nd, 2019 at 02:05:32 PM EST
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