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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World International Affairs Politics On Friday afternoon local time, a gunman carried out an attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 49 people. But as people across the globe mourn, questions have been raised about whether the attack could have been prevented with better intelligence sharing and online surveillance. The alleged shooter appears to have had a significant online footprint, with pictures of his weapons posted online before the shooting and an apparent manifesto describing the contours of his white supremacist and right-wing ideology shared on social media. Recently, some questioned New Zealand’s role in the Five Eyes alliance—a group of countries that also includes the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia—which share intelligence among each other. Critics have argued that New Zealand should be kicked out of Five Eyes for its slow response to political interference by the Chinese … [Read more...] about New Zealand Mosque Attack Difficult to Prevent Despite Five Eyes Intelligence Sharing, Experts Say
New Zealand's prime minister said this is one of her country's "darkest days," after 49 people were killed in an attack on Muslims at prayer. Worshipers at two mosques were gunned down Friday in Christchurch, the country's second largest city. The main suspect is a white Australian man who has been identified as Brenton Tarrant. He has been charged with murder. Three others have also been taken into custody in connection with the deadliest mass shooting in New Zealand's history. Video that was apparently livestreamed on social media by the shooter shows the attack in horrifying detail. New York's deputy head of counterterrorism John Miller told "CBS This Morning" this attack bears many similarities to ISIS. "You can see that the neo-fascist groups, white supremacists are borrowing from the ISIS playbook," Miller said. "In this attack you see the phenomenon that we coined the phrase in the NYPD 'dying live.' This was an ISIS tactic where they said if you're going to do a … [Read more...] about New Zealand mosque shooter borrowed from “ISIS playbook,” says NYPD counterterrorism head
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?