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Dozens Dead in New Zealand Terrorism

Submitted by ub on Fri, 03/15/2019 - 08:32

50 worshipers dead in shootings at two New Zealand mosques, while the shooter live-streamed the carnage. few suspects in custody. Officials say the terrorist attack was a carefully planned racist massacre targeting foreigners.

The people who died in a pair of mass shootings in New Zealand mosques, including one in which a gunman live-streamed himself firing into worship areas containing 500 people is just the latest of horrible hate crimes. Innocent folks being slaughtered while praying is sickening and we’ve seen it happen over the years to Muslims, Jews, and Christians. Terrorism exists, and it is not confined to a specific religious group.

Killings by white supremacists:
• 2012: 6 killings at Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin
• 2015: 9 at historic black church in Charleston
• 2017: 6 at a mosque in Quebec City
• 2018: 11 at synagogue in Pittsburgh
• 2019: 50 at the mosque in Christchurch...

The 40 worshipers who were initially reported murdered were 30 at Al Noor Mosque in the city center, and 10 at Linwood Mosque a few miles away. Soon afterward, public safety upped the total to 49 dead.

Mass shootings at New Zealand mosques kill 49 https://apnews.com/ce9e1d267af149dab40e3e5391254530

Far-right ideology detailed in Christchurch shooting manifesto https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/15/rightwing-extremist-wrote…

New Zealand mosque shootings kill 49 in what PM calls 'terrorist... https://reut.rs/2HBtrWr