Mass Murder, Terror Alert in New Zealand: Stuff

New Zealand mourns a terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch that left at least 49 people dead. Three suspects are in custody. At least one gunman, from Australia and reported to espouse white supremacy ideologies, filmed the attack and live-streamed parts online. None of the four had been on security watchlists. “Questions would likely be asked later over how they managed to go unnoticed, given at least one of the suspects' appeared to have an active social media presence,” note reports from New Zealand. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pointed out that many of the Muslim victims of the attack may have been migrants or refugees who chose to make New Zealand their home: “They are us.” Imploring people not to watch the posts, Ardern said New Zealand is not “a safe harbor for those who hate.” She addressed the perpetrators of hate: “You may have chosen us – we utterly reject and condemn you." – YaleGlobal

Mass Murder, Terror Alert in New Zealand: Stuff

Attacks on two New Zealand mosques leave scores dead; prime minister rejects hate: “You may have chosen us – we utterly reject and condemn you”
Henry Cooke and Stacey Kirk
Friday, March 15, 2019

Read the article from New Zealand’s Stuff about the terrorist attacks on two mosques. This article was updated.

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