World Donald Trump President Donald Trump has offered his sympathies to the people of New Zealand after a massacre took the lives of dozens of people at two mosques, but his response differed from those of many other world leaders who took the opportunity to condemn terrorism, hatred and other ideologies that reportedly fueled the attack. The suspect, who is in custody, was reportedly an Australian national who composed a 73-page manifesto expressing far-right and anti-immigrant sentiments currently thought to be behind the shooting that killed up to 49 people at the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Mosque in the city of Christchurch. The document, laced with irony and satire, described Trump as "a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose." Trump did not respond to these reports, which may not have been known to him at the time. He tweeted: "My warmest sympathy and best wishes goes out to the people of New Zealand after the horrible massacre in the Mosques. 49 … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Reacts to New Zealand Mosque Shooting by Downplaying White Nationalism Threat, Unlike Other World Leaders
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Celebrities Mosque attacks spark outrage, fuel concern over Islamophobia By MIKE CORDER Associated Press ORDER REPRINT → March 15, 2019 11:34 AM New Zealand mosque shootings kill 49, wound dozens At least 49 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques in New Zealand on March 15, 2019. One man was charged with murder. Two others were being held in custody. By Up Next × SHARE At least 49 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques in New Zealand on March 15, 2019. One man was charged with murder. Two others were being held in custody. By BRUSSELS World leaders expressed condolences and condemnation Friday following the deadly attacks on mosques in New Zealand, while Muslim leaders said the mass shooting was evidence of a rising tide of violent Islamophobia. In a tweet, U.S. President Donald Trump sent "warmest sympathy and best wishes" to the people of New Zealand. … [Read more...] about Mosque attacks spark outrage, fuel concern over Islamophobia
Updated 1:35 pm PST, Friday, February 8, 2019 Manon Marchand and Raymond Bissonnette walk out after hearing the judge's sentencing for their son, Alexandre Bissonnette, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at the courthouse in Quebec City. Bissonnette, who shot dead six Muslim men in a Quebec City mosque in 2017 was sentenced to serve 40 years in prison before being eligible for parole.(Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press via AP) less Manon Marchand and Raymond Bissonnette walk out after hearing the judge's sentencing for their son, Alexandre Bissonnette, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at the courthouse in Quebec City. Bissonnette, who shot dead six ... more Photo: Jacques Boissinot, AP Photo: Jacques Boissinot, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Manon Marchand and Raymond Bissonnette walk … [Read more...] about Canadian judge sentences man who killed 6 at mosque
POLITICS 02/05/2019 05:45 am ET Muslims have increasingly been a target of aggression in Canada — and 2019 is off to a discouraging start. By Rowaida Abdelaziz Members of far-right hate groups recently entered the Al Rashid Mosque in Edmonton, Canada, and gathered outside to harass worshippers on their way to Friday prayers. The incident evoked memories of the shooting, two years ago almost to the day, that left six people dead and 19 injured at a Quebec City mosque. It also served as yet another illustration of growing anti-Muslim bigotry in the country. “Over the last three years we’ve seen a rise in two far-right movements in Canada, and those are the anti-Muslim and the alt-right neo-Nazi groups, which sometimes overlap but are two distinct things,” said Evan Balgord, executive director of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network. “We have had regular anti-Muslim demonstrations in cities across Canada, mostly in our largest cities, at least … [Read more...] about Hate Groups Showed Up At Canada’s Oldest Mosque, Reigniting Familiar Fears
World Gun Control Canada Justin Trudeau In the aftermath of the deadly mass shooting in Toronto that saw two people and the shooter killed, with 12 others injured, some Americans appear to be questioning whether Canada's gun control laws really work. "I thought they had gun control in Canada," Laura Loomer, a right-wing blogger, wrote on Twitter. "What happened?" she asked. The right-wing personality's tweet was joined by dozens of others posing the same question, with many attempting to brand the incident as evidence that gun control legislation does not work. A mass shooting in Toronto on Sunday night has left two people dead and 13 others injured. COLE BURSTON/AFP/Getty Recommended Slideshows 76 The Most Powerful Military Forces in the World 59 The 25 Most Powerful Passports in the World 61 Every World Press Photo Winner Ever: 60 Images That Define Our World However, many have been quick to point out that the numbers should speak for … [Read more...] about Toronto Shooting: Does Canada Have a Gun Control Problem?