Tag: New Zealand

‘So Heartbreaking’: Funerals Begin for New Zealand Attack Victims

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — Azaam Afaan did not want to be late. The first funeral since Friday’s terrorist attack was about to begin, and though he had no idea who was being buried, he just knew he needed to participate. Staring through dark sunglasses at the cemetery’s fringe — fighting back tears for a slain […]

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The Death of Fascist Irony

In the rush of initial reportage that followed the horrific slaughter last week of 51 Muslim worshippers in Christchurch, New Zealand, a document surfaced that purported to be the manifesto of the alleged murderer. Thousands of journalists across the globe tore into its contents, seeking the causes behind the slaughter. The manifesto was littered with […]

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‘Bear With Me, I’m Still Learning’: Jess Hilarious Apologizes to Sikh and Muslim Community For Racial Profiling 

Jess Hilarious attends FOX’s Teen Choice Awards on August 12, 2018 in Inglewood, California.Photo: Frazer Harrison (Getty Images) Update: Jess doesn’t think what she did was hilarious, either. On Monday evening, the Rel star posted a video on her personal Instagram page with the caption, “Official Statement Regarding Sikh & Muslim Community. Please don’t believe […]

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We’re Asking the Wrong Questions of YouTube and Facebook After New Zealand

Late Saturday night, Facebook shared some dizzying statistics that begin to illustrate the scale of the online impact of the New Zealand massacre as the gunman’s video spread across social media. According to the social network, the graphic, high-definition video of the attack was uploaded by users 1.5 million times in the first 24 hours. […]

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Money Raised for ‘Egg Boy’ Will Be Donated to New Zealand Victims

SYDNEY, Australia — Money raised for a teenager who shot to worldwide fame after smashing an egg on the head of an Australian far-right politician will go toward the victims of the New Zealand mosque shootings, according to his fund-raising page. On Tuesday morning, a GoFundMe page for Will Connolly, now commonly known as Egg […]

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New Zealand’s Gun Laws Are Already Changing After the Christchurch Attacks

NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Image supplied. Politicians on both sides of the aisle in New Zealand agree: The country’s relaxed gun laws are partly to blame for the horrific Christchurch terror attacks that left 50 innocent people dead on Friday. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says changes to those laws will be announced within ten […]

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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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Jess, There’s Nothing Hilarious About Bigotry 

Jessica ‘Jess Hilarious’ Moore attends the 2018 Pre-Emmy Party hosted by Entertainment Weekly and L’Oreal Paris on September 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Neilson Barnard (Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly) Jess Hilarious is a perfect example of an insecure bag. Y’all know the saying—“secure the bag.” Well, Jess keeps actively trying to squander the […]

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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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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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Jacinda Ardern Pitched New Zealand’s Charms. Now, She Speaks of Its Pain.

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been the sunny face of New Zealand, celebrated as the nation’s youngest leader in 150 years, the one who gave birth in office and brought her baby to the floor of the United Nations. At 38, she’s pitched progressive politics and her nation’s charms to Stephen […]

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Video game industry struggles with attempt to pull it into New Zealand shooting

On the eve of the biggest conference for game developers, the makers of video games are struggling with a shooter’s attempt to bring them into the forefront of the shootings in New Zealand. I am feeling heartsick about this event, with so much loss of life. And I worry that the aftermath will once again […]

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New Zealand Shooting Live Updates: A Suspect Is Charged, and Details Emerge About Victims

• New Zealand grappled with grief and horror on Saturday, a day after 49 people were shot to death 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 video of the killings on Facebook. […]

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The Longer History of the Christchurch Attacks

On Friday, an Australian white supremacist committed a monstrous act of violence against Muslim worshippers in New Zealand. The attack, which he livestreamed, was steeped in the kind of global iconography and discourse that characterizes modern white supremacy. The assailant played a song about convicted Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic as he approached the Al […]

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White Nationalism Is an International Threat

On Friday, a gunman stormed a pair of mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, showering worshippers with gunfire, and livestreaming the country’s deadliest mass killing since 1943. “I was able to hear the big sound of the shooting,” one survivor, Mohan Ibrahim, told the Canadian broadcaster CBC. Ibrahim fled through back entrance, people dropping around him. […]

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New Zealand’s Gun Laws Draw Scrutiny After Mosque Shootings

The shootings that killed at least 49 people at two mosques in New Zealand on Friday have placed new scrutiny on New Zealand’s gun laws and sparked a fervent debate about whether they were a factor in the gunman’s decision to carry out his attack there. The police have described the gunman as a man […]

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New Zealand Shooting Live Updates: Attack on Christchurch Mosques Leaves 49 Dead

Forty-nine people were killed in shootings at two mosques in central Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, in a terrorist attack that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described as “an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence.” • Officials said that one man in his late 20s had been charged with murder, and that two explosive devices were […]

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Terror Finally Comes to New Zealand

TE ATATU, New Zealand — We’re Kiwis. We’re that place where Peter Jackson made those endless hobbit movies. We’re five million people spread out on two imaginatively named islands — North Island and South Island. We’re the land of the long white cloud that stretches over the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps, over the […]

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