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New Zealand Goes Full Islam After Mosque Attacks

New Zealand politicians, members of the media, and non-Muslim women embraced displays of Muslim faith Friday in an effort to show solidarity with the country’s Muslim community after the Christchurch shootings.  Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern donned a hijab, along with thousands of other non-Muslim women, and recited a passage from the Koran at a ceremony in Hagley Park shortly before ...

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New Zealand Attacker Wasn’t Finished When He Was Apprehended, Police Say

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New Zealand police who apprehended the Al Noor Mosque shooter Friday said they believe he planned to attack a third location before his arrest. The 28-year-old Australian gunman attacked two mosques in Christchurch, killed 50 people and wounded nearly 30 others while broadcasting on Facebook live before police brought an end to his rampage within 21 minutes of the first emergency ...

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Women’s March Fundraises Off Of New Zealand Mosque Attack

Left-wing activist group Women’s March on Tuesday used last Friday’s terrorist attack on a New Zealand mosque that killed 50 people to solicit donations from supporters. Women’s March sent out a fundraising email from co-chair Linda Sarsour, who asked supporters to “give the gift of justice” by donating to the activist organization she leads. Sarsour’s email noted that Tuesday was ...

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New Zealand Prime Minister Sets Timeline On Stricter Gun Laws In Response To Deadly Mosque Shootings

New Zealand’s prime minister set a timeline for her government to draft stricter gun laws but failed to make concrete proposals after a meeting with her cabinet following Friday’s deadly mosque shootings. “Within 10 days of this horrific act of terrorism we will have announced reforms which will, I believe, make our community safer,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Monday ...

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CNN’s John Berman Tries To Tie Trump To New Zealand Attack

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Co-host of CNN’s “New Day” John Berman tried to tie President Donald Trump to the New Zealand mosque shooting on Friday, during an interview with GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois. Berman initially asked for Kinzinger’s reaction to the shooting that claimed 49 lives, but then pivoted to Trump and asked if the president’s rhetoric helped cause the massacre. “This ...

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New Zealand Shooter Wrote Swedish Girl’s Name On Rifle, Used Her Death To Justify ‘Revenge’

The man who attacked a mosque in New Zealand Friday wrote the name of a little girl killed in a 2017 terrorist attack on his rifle, justifying his own attack as “revenge” for her death. Alleged gunman, 28-year-old Australian man Brenton Tarrant, attacked two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 49 people and wounding numerous others, according to CNN. Written on the shooter’s rifle was Ebba ...

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Alleged New Zealand Gunman Chose Firearms For Attack For ‘Effect … On The Politics Of The United States’

An alleged gunman behind Friday’s deadly mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, reportedly wrote his weapon of choice was firearms for “the effect it could have on the politics of United States and thereby the political situation of the world” in a manifesto that has been linked to him. New Zealand and U.S. gun laws share some similarities but in ...

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Facebook And YouTube Scramble To Pull Down Videos Of New Zealand Attack

Tech giants Facebook and Google are struggling to remove video images of shootings at two mosques Friday as some analysts criticize the companies’ inability to immediately ding such content. Twitter has a “dedicated team in place for managing exigent and emergency situations such as this,” the company said in a statement to CNN. At least 49 people died in the shootings. One man ...

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New Zealand Mosque Shootings Take At Least 49 Lives

Police said they are evacuating and searching a “location of interest” in Dunedin, New Zealand, after shootings at two mosques Friday in Christchurch, which is hours away from Dunedin. “This is a location of interest in relation to the serious firearms incident in Christchurch today,” the police said according to CNN. “Evacuations of properties in the immediate area have taken ...

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Powerful earthquake strikes New Zealand; at least two dead

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The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a 7.8 magnitude quake struck some 59 miles from Christchurch, New Zealand just before midnight local time. 7.8-magnitude earthquake lasted two minutes https://t.co/J8rOymx00C #eqnz pic.twitter.com/4UVHe9HM3V — Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) November 13, 2016 On Monday, November 14th, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake occurred that originated about 9 miles northeast of Culverden on the southern island of ...

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