Tag: Christchurch (New Zealand)

New Zealand Bans the Christchurch Suspect’s Manifesto

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — Hoping to limit the spread of hateful ideas attributed to the suspect accused of the Christchurch killings, New Zealand classified his so-called manifesto as “objectionable” on Saturday, making it a crime to possess or distribute it anywhere in the country. “People who have downloaded this document, or printed it, should destroy […]

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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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In Christchurch, One Family Among Many Buries a Son

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — Farah Talal took an early lunch break last Friday from her job at a Muslim child care center in Christchurch, New Zealand. Upstairs, in their apartment, she found her husband, Atta Elayyan, shaving before he left for Friday Prayer. “I walked in like, ‘Oh, nice! Good job,’ ” said Ms. Talal, […]

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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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The Argument: Is Trump Causing White Terrorism?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher This week on “The Argument,” is President Trump partly to blame for white supremacist attacks like the New Zealand mosque shooting? Michelle Goldberg argues that the president bridges racist ideology and the internet’s nihilistic […]

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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 to Ban Military-Style Semiautomatic Guns, Jacinda Ardern Says

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand on Thursday announced a national ban on all military-style semiautomatic weapons, all high-capacity ammunition magazines and all parts that allow weapons to be modified into the kinds of guns used to kill 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch last week. “What we’re banning […]

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New Zealand to Ban Military-Style Weapons

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday announced a national ban on all military-style semiautomatic weapons, all high-capacity ammunition magazines and all parts that allow weapons to be modified into the kinds of guns used to kill 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, last week. “What we’re banning today are the things used […]

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The New Zealand Shooting Victims Spanned Generations and Nationalities

One was a dairy farmer. Another aspired to be a pilot. One was an elder known for helping newcomers. Another was a teenager who called his mother when the shooting started. The 50 people slaughtered by a gunman at two Christchurch mosques last week spanned a range of backgrounds. Here is what we know about […]

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Why Jacinda Ardern Matters

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister of New Zealand, has been exemplary in her response to the massacre in Christchurch, where 50 Muslims were killed in two mosques by an Australian white supremacist and his accomplices. Ms. Arden provided a frame for national grief by embracing the Muslim immigrant community and by […]

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New Zealand Is Loath to Use Suspect’s Name to Avoid Amplifying His Cause

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — The man accused of carrying out the attack that killed 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, is expected to represent himself in court, but the country’s prime minister said on Tuesday that she wants to do everything possible to deny him the attention he craves. “He is a […]

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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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The Anatomy of White Terror

Before he allegedly killed 50 Muslims praying at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, Brenton Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian, reportedly posted a 74-page manifesto titled “The Great Replacement” online. In his tract, Mr. Tarrant wrote that he had only one true inspiration: the Norwegian political terrorist, Anders Breivik, who killed 77 people in […]

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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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Erdogan Uses Video of New Zealand Attacks at Election Rallies

Social media companies have been working overtime to remove video of the New Zealand mosque attacks, which were livestreamed by the assailant. But the footage has emerged in a different place in recent days: the election rallies of Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. At a televised rally in Antalya, in southern Turkey, on Sunday — […]

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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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After Mosque Massacre, New Zealand Has Its Gun-Debate Moment

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — When the prime minister announced plans to ban semiautomatic rifles following Friday’s mass shootings, it seemed to be the bold response that many New Zealanders wanted — until the country’s attorney general backpedaled almost immediately and said that might not be the government’s final decision. Even after a massacre that left […]

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‘God Is Testing Us’: Tears and Outrage at a New Zealand Hospital

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — The families drifted from the mosques to the hospital, their emotions battered, their eyes bloodshot. More than a day had passed since the attacks on Friday that killed 49 people at two mosques in Christchurch, and many still did not know the fate of loved ones they believed were at prayer […]

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In Australia Town Where Suspect Grew Up, Residents Are Stupefied

GRAFTON, Australia — Grafton is a peaceful and quiet eastern Australian town along the Clarence River, surrounded by farms and filled with families and retirees, a place where people leave their homes unlocked and everyone knows someone. The biggest event is the annual Jacaranda Festival, named for the blossoms of its indigo-flowered trees. The biggest […]

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