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Major terrorist (white supremacist) attack in Christchurch (NZ) [UP6: 4 suspects in custody, 50 confirmed dead] (READ THREADMARKS)

Dec 6, 2017
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I very much doubt it.

Shooter put a burst into his chest at close range, then a couple more in the scramble, then recovered and put at least one more shot into the guy on the floor.

People have survived worse I suppose, but I'm not holding out hope for him.

I respect the guy for trying. I imagine a lot of people like to imagine they'd attempt something similar in that sort of situation, but this bloke really did.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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I came into this thread to console our New Zealand neighbors from across the pond but all I see in this thread is American politics, disgusting.

I hope as many people survive as possible and that the police can unravel whatever gross plots they've cooked up, I'm glad the shooters live stream was shut down and they're doing a great job of preventing him from spreading their message.

This lady (and everyone else who helped the victims) rekindle hope in humanity.
Thank you. 49 of my countrymen and women were murdered today and people just want to talk about internet celebrities. Yes I know that internet radicalisation has a big part to play in this terrorist attack but right now there are hundreds of people who lost a lost a loved one, there are dozens of people in hospital bleeding from gunshot wounds and people here are afraid and grieving and angry and need comfort. YouTubers are the last fucking thing I'm thinking about right now.

There was a high school climate march today, and the Pride festival opens tomorrow. It was shaping up to be a great weekend to be a Kiwi and now mosques have been advised to lock their doors during prayer, and several Pride events have been cancelled after public safety concerns. This is what hate creates. It crushes diversity and freedom.

I have the same uneasy feeling I had on 9/11. Like my world had been turned upside down. That the world is going to be different from now on, but not in a better way.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Kind of at a loss for what to even say. I don't know how you can even begin to justify doing something so senseless, so horrible, and so cruel. I hope the victims and their families can find some semblance peace and I hope against hope that this is the last attack of its kind.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Lancashire
I very much doubt it.

Shooter put a burst into his chest at close range, then a couple more in the scramble, then recovered and put at least one more shot into the guy on the floor.

People have survived worse I suppose, but I'm not holding out hope for him.

I respect the guy for trying. I imagine a lot of people like to imagine they'd attempt something similar in that sort of situation, but this bloke really did.
Oh. Oh shit.
 
Sooner or later, society will realize that you can’t have a discussion with hate. You have to DE-PLATFORM IT then shun and remove its apologists and aficionados from normal society, only inviting their return when they have changed.

You don’t let mold grow in your walls and flooring. Apply the lesson liberally, people, or someone innocent will pay the price. People of color been tellin y’all for centuries. Stop trying to “both sides” discussions and negotiate with hate.
 
Oct 29, 2017
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Turkey
This is horrible thing to wake up on, I pray for the victims and may Allah grant them his eternal paradise.

I saw something terrible in 8chan now after doing some exploring out of curiosity because its the first time I heard about this site, it’s someone saying that he’s planning to blow up the sky tower in Auckland, I took a screenshot but I don’t know how to upload a photo here by phone, but this 8chan shit needs to be dealt with as soon as possible.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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No. He tried and came close but the shooter turned on him just in time. That many AR rounds to the chest... hard to survive even with immediate top-notch medical care. That's why the wounded tally is being converted into dead. There isn't a lot you can do to 'fix' a wound from these types of rifles.

I would much rather hear his name than the killers.
 
Feb 3, 2018
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Congrats America. You are now officially a country that is exporting its hateful ideology. Right up there with the Saudi's.
Unfortunetley Norway also has a role to play here since the shooter cited Breivik in his twisted manifesto and even shared Breiviks manifesto as inspiration.

Norwegian security services are now looking in if Brevik have had any contact with the shooter.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Terana
Unfortunetley Norway also has a role to play here since the shooter cited Breivik in his twisted manifesto and even shared Breiviks manifesto as inspiration.

Norwegian security services are now looking in if Brevik have had any contact with the shooter.
He mentions contacting someone close to him and receiving a blessing for his 'mission'. I have no idea if that's true, but it needs investigating
 
Jun 7, 2018
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Why aren't 4chan, 8chan, and the like getting shut down? I always wondered this, but now It's the only thing I can think of. How are these sites still around? I just don't get it
Money, if I had to guess I'd say some hosting companies know that not a lot of companies will not host these fuckers, so they do it and charge a premium.

Fucking hell, man. Condolences to the families and RIP to the victims.

German newssites call this an act of terror. US sites doing the same or calling it a "mass shooting"?
Because the perpetrator is white, Australian and a christian.
 
Everyone should watch this , it’s exactly how the media should be reporting this disgusting act

I am in tears. After reading horrible comments about this tragedy online all day ( some people are fucking enjoying it ), this is the first honest, humane and wise statement that I have seen.

I watched the beginning of the video streamed by the terrorist. Do not watch a single second of it. It makes you lose hope towards humanity, towards life. My heart goes out to all that were directly affected by this atrocious supremacist.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Can Facebook/Twitter/Google do better in taking down the videos? I know it must be extremely difficult but surely there must be some way, because at the moment the video is everywhere
One thing they can do is to stop allowing videos and pictures to be uploaded for a few hours while they clean up whatever has been uploaded. But you know they won't do that.
 
Feb 3, 2018
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He mentions contacting someone close to him and receiving a blessing for his 'mission'. I have no idea if that's true, but it needs investigating
It could be bullshit because at the time Breivik claimed he was part of a network but Police at the time found no evidence of that, the conclusion was that he acted alone.

But there are sympathizer with him out there so this shooter was inspired by him atleast.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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What a fucking tragedy. How the fuck do you go shoot a bunch people at a place of worship? These people are basically looking for peace, solace and maybe some help.

Pittsburg, Charleston , and now this :/

I just hope isis wannabes don't start think about revenge attacks now.
 
Jun 7, 2018
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One thing they can do is to stop allowing videos and pictures to be uploaded for a few hours while they clean up whatever has been uploaded. But you know they won't do that.
Even if those 3 blocked the videos, you'd still have sites like liveleaks who live on hosting this shit and glorify Human misery. The whole internet needs to be policed.

What a fucking tragedy. How the fuck do you go shoot a bunch people at a place of worship? These people are basically looking for peace, solace and maybe some help.

Pittsburg, Charleston , and now this :/

I just hope isis wannabes don't start think about revenge attacks now.
Because they're dickless cowards, gunning down defenseless unarmed people when they least expect it.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Absolutely horrible news. RIP victims. :'(

So, if I'm understanding right, not only did he massacre a mosque - but also had time to get in his car, drive to another mosque, and go on a killing spree there too?
Unfortunately, that wouldn't be the first time that a suspect used the initial confusion to commit even more crime.

Must be a pain to coordinate the police response for this and getting a clear picture of the situation.

Why aren't 4chan, 8chan, and the like getting shut down? I always wondered this, but now It's the only thing I can think of. How are these sites still around? I just don't get it
This is what I asked when I''ve 1st learned about 8chan, as well. Not sure how a site like this can exist on the non-Dark Web internet. How is Law Enforcement not going after these sites, especially when they are hosting child porn and other inhuman things?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Skövde, Sweden
I am shaking right now in horror. I feel so disgusted, angry, furious, livid that something like this has happened.

A very close person in my life have used the disgusting words "All Muslims are not terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims". A blatant disregard to history and now catastrophes like this. I hear these words again and again in my head reading these news and it absolutely boils my fucking blood.

It makes my physically sick that people are gonna rationalise that this attack was by some "crazed murderer", trying to tip toe around the T-word as to keep themselves oblivious that our culture is breeding hateful fucking ignorant pieces of shit ready to murder hundreds of peaceful citizens of our countries.

My condolences to all victims, to muslims and to the people of New Zeeland. NZ should not have to be associated with this shit. The most horrifying thing I should be thinking about when thinking of New Zeeland is that ring wraiths once walked there or that evolution came up with the Kiwi bird and thought "Yeah this is enough".