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  • When the media makes Trump a target

    03/24/2019 9:35:51 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 19, 2019 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    The national Sunday morning talk shows blamed President Trump for the New Zealand massacre that left 50 dead. CNN’s Jake Tapper warned: “I don’t think moderate Republicans are doing enough to hold President Trump accountable for his rhetoric.” NBC’s Chuck Todd noted supposed parallels to the killer’s rhetoric, and asked: “When the president uses the term ‘invaders,’ does that dehumanize to the point where it can get misused?”
  • New Zealand's new gun law a prompt response to massacre — but it's a nonsolution

    03/24/2019 7:55:58 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 50 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 23 mar 2019 | Steve Chapman
    American supporters of gun control are aflame with admiration for New Zealand, whose government needed only six days after a mass shooting to enact a strict new gun law. “See. It’s not that hard,” tweeted Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn. “This is what leadership looks like,” marveled Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. It was notable that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pushed through a ban on so-called assault weapons with so little opposition. Also notable were the claims about what it will achieve. “Every semi-automatic weapon used in the terrorist attack on Friday will be banned in this country,” she said. The result...
  • Glenn K. Beaton: Trump is a lousy fascist

    03/24/2019 10:16:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    The Aspen Beat ^ | March 24, 2019 | Glenn K. Beaton
    Hitler murdered 6 million Jews, roughly two-thirds of the entire Jewish population of Europe. His National Socialist German Workers Party — the Nazis — performed unspeakable “experiments” on Jewish children. Fast-forward 80 years. President Donald Trump did something that Republican and Democrat presidents promised but never did. He moved the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the Jews’ ancestral home. Even Charles Schumer, the Democrat minority leader of the Senate who disagrees with Trump on practically everything, stated, “I applaud President Trump.” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “Thank you, President Trump, for your leadership and friendship.” Now, other countries...
  • New Zealand Music Festival Evacuated Because Someone Might Have Had 'Right Wing' Tattoo

    03/24/2019 7:28:48 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 106 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 24 Mar 19 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Approximately 5,000 concertgoers were evacuated from the Homegrown Music Festival in New Zealand because someone thought they saw a “right-wing tattoo” on an attendee. Seriously. The 28-minute long evacuation took place on Saturday evening, just before a scheduled moment of silence for the massacre victims. Police were alerted when festival crew members spotted someone with a tattoo that they believed to be linked to “far right ideology.” The alert happened while bands were changing sets and people were moving around, so the police could not immediately locate the attendee for his tattoo check. Since they couldn’t find him, they evacuated...
  • New Zealand's Gun Owners Have So Far Voluntarily Surrendered 37 Firearms (truncated)

    03/23/2019 10:51:50 AM PDT · by akalinin · 64 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 03/20/2019 | Tasneem Nashrulla
    Full title: New Zealand's Gun Owners Have So Far Voluntarily Surrendered 37 Firearms — Of An Estimated 1.2 Million Following reports that a flood of New Zealand gun owners have been voluntarily surrending their firearms in the wake of last Friday's Christchurch mosque attack that left 50 dead, the numbers are in on how many Kiwis actually handed over their weapons. Out of an estimated 1.2 million registered guns, New Zealand police report that as of Tuesday night, 37 firearms have been surrendered nationwide, according to BuzzFeed. No accounting was provided of how many people owned those guns, the types...
  • Christchurch terror attack: Censor bans gunman's manifesto

    03/22/2019 9:34:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    NewsHub ^ | 03/22/2019 | Dan Satherley
    That means it's now an offence to possess or distribute it. "People who have downloaded this document, or printed it, should destroy any copies," Shanks said. Media would not be stopped from quoting the document, but "ethical considerations" should be taken into account. "People who have downloaded this document, or printed it, should destroy any copies," Shanks said. "We also appreciate that there will be a range of people, including reporters, researchers and academics, who will be in possession of the publication for a range of legitimate purposes, including education, analysis and in-depth reporting. Those individuals can apply for exemptions,...
  • New Zealand Goes Full Islam After Mosque Attacks

    03/22/2019 1:36:55 PM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies ^ | 3/22/2019 | J Gill
    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 the Muslim call to prayer was broadcast nationwide. Despite overwhelming support for the #scarvesinsolidarity campaign, Muslim and non-Muslim critics lambasted it, arguing that hijabs are used to oppress women in Muslim majority countries.
  • Bernie Sanders Calls for Stripping of Second Amendment Rights Overnight

    03/21/2019 11:02:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies ^ | 3/21/2019 | Katie Pavlich
    Late last night New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a ban on "military style" semi-automatic rifles in the country. "Today I am announcing that New Zealand will ban all military-style semi-automatic weapons. We will also ban all assault rifles. We will also ban all high capacity magazines," she said. "We will ban all parts with the ability to convert semi-automatic or any other type of firearm into a military style semi-automatic weapon." Democrat presidential candidate and socialist Bernie Sanders endorsed the move right away and said it needs to happen in the United States. He wants to strip Americans...
  • M15: number of “far right” terrorism cases “absolutely dwarfed” by the number of jihad terror cases

    03/22/2019 7:52:42 AM PDT · by robowombat · 17 replies
    M15: number of “far right” terrorism cases “absolutely dwarfed” by the number of jihad terror cases “The number of far-right terror cases the authorities are faced with is ‘absolutely dwarfed’ by the number of cases related to radical Islam, according to Britain’s Security Service, better known as MI5.” No matter how many lies and deceptions the establishment media and along with far Leftist politicians and leaders try to tell the public, it should be common knowledge by now that the global jihad is highly organized, with multiple networks working both stealthily and violently on a worldwide scale. On a daily...
  • FBI: More People Killed with Hammers, Clubs than with Rifles of Every Kind

    03/22/2019 7:49:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 3/22/2019 | AWR Hawkins
    Crime statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) show that more people were killed with hammers and clubs than with rifles of every kind in 2017. According to the Uniform Crime Report, 467 people were killed with “blunt objects (hammers, clubs, etc.),” while 403 were killed were rifles. The FBI report also reveals that 692 people were killed with “personal weapons” like “hands, fists, feet, etc..” and that is higher than the number of people killed with rifles and shotguns combined.
  • New Zealand Politician Tells NRA to 'Bugger Off,' Stay Out of Country's Affairs

    03/22/2019 8:04:25 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 49 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 22nd March 2019 | Ewan Palmer
    The National Rifle Association has been told to "bugger off" from meddling in New Zealand's affairs as the country undertakes gun law reform in the wake of the attacks on two mosques, which left 50 people dead. Former Police Minister Judith Collins, of the center right National Party, described how she had tried to introduce stricter gun laws in New Zealand but was met with opposition from the country’s gun industry and lobbyist groups. Collins said she and other members of parliament received large amounts of material that appeared to have been sourced from the NRA. "They talked about how...
  • Non-Muslim women in Christchurch wear hijabs in show of support for Muslims

    03/21/2019 8:29:20 PM PDT · by david1292 · 90 replies
    Breitbart via AFP ^ | 3/21/19 | Unknown
    Christchurch (New Zealand) (AFP) – Women in Christchurch wore makeshift hijabs as a statement of peace and solidarity on Friday, a week after a white supremacist killed 50 Muslims at two mosques in the southern New Zealand city. Rafaela Stoakes, a 32-year-old mother of two, said wearing the Islamic head covering gave her an insight into what it means to stand out and feel part in the minority. On Friday morning she covered all but a few locks of her dark chestnut-coloured hair in a loose red and white scarf, crossed neatly beneath her chin and tucked into a black...
  • New Zealand’s Prime Minister dons hijab, orders national broadcast of Islamic call to prayer

    03/21/2019 3:45:09 PM PDT · by robowombat · 112 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | ROBERT SPENCER | MAR 21, 2019 3:00 PM
    New Zealand’s Prime Minister dons hijab, orders national broadcast of Islamic call to prayer New Zealanders — men as well as women — are also being asked to wear the hijab this Friday. The shock and horror that Jacinda Ardern and other New Zealanders are feeling over the attack is understandable. The good intentions of these initiatives are obvious. Unfortunately, however, it will henceforth be difficult, if not completely impossible, to discuss the jihad threat in New Zealand; anyone who does so will be accused of fueling the hatred that led to the Christchurch massacre. So it can reasonably be...
  • Australia Jails Mother Who Took Daughters To Somalia For Genital Mutilation

    03/21/2019 2:03:47 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-21-2019 | Simon Kent
    A mother in the Australian state of Queensland who took her two daughters to Somalia for genital mutilation has been warned she faces four years in prison for her crime. The woman cannot be named to protect the identities of her children, however court records confirm she is the first person to be sentenced in the northern state for removing a child for the purposes of female genital mutilation. She was found guilty of taking her daughters, then aged 10 and 13, to her birth country in April 2015 for the procedure, and will have her sentence suspended after eight...
  • New Zealand Mass Murderer’s Primary Goals: Gun Control in the United States

    03/21/2019 3:58:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 18 March, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    The mass murderer in New Zealand was not an ordinary active shooter. He is a political terrorist who is working to advance a political agenda. One of his primary goals is to further gun control in the United States. His manifesto clearly states that goal. From The Great Replacement: Finally, to create conflict between the two ideologies within the United States on the ownership of firearms in order to further the social, cultural,political and racial divide within the United states.This conflict over the 2nd amendment and the attempted removal of firearms rights will ultimately result in a civil war...
  • Police announce process to hand over reclassified MSSAs (NZ)

    03/20/2019 9:09:26 PM PDT · by SecondAmendment · 49 replies
    New Zealand Police Department ^ | 21 March 2019 | Police Commissioner Mike Bush
    Police announce process to hand over reclassified MSSAs Thursday, 21 March 2019 - 4:10pm National News Please attribute to Police Commissioner Mike Bush Last Friday, our country was shocked by a brutal and senseless attack. We recognise our world has changed. Police focus is on ensuring the immediate safety and peace of mind of our communities. Today, the Government has made immediate changes to classifications in the Arms Act which will mean some firearms are going to be reclassified as military style semi-automatic firearms (MSSAs).
  • New Zealand foreign minister to visit Turkey to confront Erdogan’s comments on mosque shooting

    03/20/2019 7:30:17 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    Turkish Minute ^ | March 20, 2019 | TM
    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday Foreign Minister Winston Peters would travel to Turkey to “confront” comments made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on the killing of at least 50 people at mosques in Christchurch, Reuters reported.Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday after a lone gunman opened fire at the two mosques during Friday prayers.Erdoğan — who is seeking to drum up support for his Islamist-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP) in March 31 local elections — said Turkey would make the suspected attacker pay if New Zealand...
  • How to Silence Debate, New Zealand Edition

    03/20/2019 1:41:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | March 20, 2019 | Ben Shapiro
    Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., has unleashed a barrage of openly anti-Semitic commentary. She suggested that Israel had "hypnotized the world." She recently suggested that Jewish money lay behind American support for Israel. Finally, she suggested that American Israel supporters are representatives of dual loyalty. Her fellow Democrats shielded her from blowback by subsuming a resolution that condemns her anti-Semitism within a broader resolution that condemns intolerance of all types. Many of them suggested that labeling Omar's anti-Semitism actually represents a type of censorship -- an attempt to quash debate about Israel, though none of Omar's comments even critiqued the Israeli...
  • Who Spawned the Christchurch Killer?

    03/20/2019 6:41:13 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 22 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | 3/19/2019 | Pat Buchanan
    Last Friday, in Christchurch, New Zealand, one of the more civilized places on earth, 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant, an Australian, turned on his cellphone camera and set out to livestream his massacre of as many innocent Muslim worshippers as he could kill. Using a semi-automatic rifle, he murdered more than 40 men, women and children at one mosque, drove three miles to another, and there killed seven more. Dozens are still wounded, suffering and dying.
  • New Zealand: Muslim call to prayer to be broadcast nationally says PM Ardern

    03/20/2019 4:47:19 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 37 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 20, 2019 | Ruptly
    The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern said that news a family of refugees from Syria were affected by the mass shootings in Christchurch was 'gutting' as she gave a press conference in the city on Wednesday. "Among New Zealanders on social media, one of the images and accompanying words that has spread the most has been that this was their home and they should have been safe here," she said. Ardern confirmed that the Adhan, the traditional call to prayer, would be broadcast nationally on Friday, along with a two-minute-silence in honour of the victims. She added that...