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

Oct 25, 2017
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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?
It was about six minutes from the first shots to him getting back in his car. There are also multiple suspects.
 
Congrats America. You are now officially a country that is exporting its hateful ideology. Right up there with the Saudi's.
Yup. Even the former mayor of that city said the same - that this is the sort of thing they thought only happened far away from their islands.

This is on America. Years of mass shootings with no effort at all on the part of the American government to prevent them has normalised these barbaric acts and now idiots all over the world are copying them. The American corporations that do nothing to combat this poisonous mentality on their own websites are similarly to blame for this. Facebook actually allowed this shit to be livestreamed and did nothing about it?

Increased knife crime in the UK, mass shootings in countries where this sort of thing just doesn't happen and increasingly dangerous and insidious ideologies spreading like wildfire... The world looks up to America as the example to follow and now look where that's gotten us.
 
Sep 30, 2018
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Yup. Even the former mayor of that city said the same - that this is the sort of thing they thought only happened far away from their islands.

This is on America. Years of mass shootings with no effort at all on the part of the American government to prevent them has normalised these barbaric acts and now idiots all over the world are copying them. The American corporations that do nothing to combat this poisonous mentality on their own websites are similarly to blame for this. Facebook actually allowed this shit to be livestreamed and did nothing about it?

Increased knife crime in the UK, mass shootings in countries where this sort of thing just doesn't happen and increasingly dangerous and insidious ideologies spreading like wildfire... The world looks up to America as the example to follow and now look where that's gotten us.
I don't think anyone is looking up to America anymore after Trump...
 
Oct 26, 2017
1,773
Does NZ have similar gun laws to Australia?
not as tough as Australia, but still tough. buying a gun requires a strong background check and Assault rifles and pistols must be registered with the police.

but unlike Aus majority of the guns here are not registered. I suspect this is going to change after this.
 
Mar 29, 2018
727
Unbelievably horrific news. All the best to victims and their families. I hope they manage to dig into the person or people who did this.

Tragic stuff, unfortunately hate is something that will never be snuffed out. I don't think it's possible.

This is the world we live in, wish I didn't bring kids into it.
While everything seems absolutely fucked and hatred does appear to be everywhere, remember that when you look at the actual hard numbers, violence and crime and death and basically everything bad has been in decline for decades because we're always improving society (even if telecoms and the internet certainly doesn't make it feel like it)
 
Oct 29, 2017
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Watched the full video. You hear a lot about how insane these automatic rifles are, but actually seeing it is something else. In less than a minute, he slaughters an entire room filled with innocent people.

We have to get rid of these weapons everywhere. They do not belong outside of the military, and each one needs to be tracked to ensure they never fall into the wrong hands.
 
Oct 30, 2017
14,059
DFW, Texas
Does anyone know if the police presence at Islamic sites and businesses in the US today is gonna be a common theme? Or is whats going on here in Texas the exception?


I have to imagine there will be increased security everywhere right?
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,763
Watched the full video. You hear a lot about how insane these automatic rifles are, but actually seeing it is something else. In less than a minute, he slaughters an entire room filled with innocent people.

We have to get rid of these weapons everywhere. They do not belong outside of the military, and each one needs to be tracked to ensure they never fall into the wrong hands.
They are semi automatic rifles, not true machine guns (the U.S. govt. term for full autos).
 
Does anyone know if the police presence at Islamic sites and businesses in the US today is gonna be a common theme? Or is whats going on here in Texas the exception?


I have to imagine there will be increased security everywhere right?
I know that, in London, they're dramatically increasing police presence near mosques for a while, just in case. They're not even risking a copycat.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Alrest
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.
And they choose this time and this pray of the week in particular because they know friday “Jumma” pray is the most gathering.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Watched the full video. You hear a lot about how insane these automatic rifles are, but actually seeing it is something else. In less than a minute, he slaughters an entire room filled with innocent people.

We have to get rid of these weapons everywhere. They do not belong outside of the military, and each one needs to be tracked to ensure they never fall into the wrong hands.
Sadly, they weren’t even automatic rifles. Both rifles used were semi auto, along with a pump action shotgun. These were civilian models which killed 49 people in the span of seconds.
 

Jadusable

Banned
Member
Oct 27, 2017
864
Really sad to see that the rumors were true. Jesus.

What I find really disturbing is that apparently there are multiple shooters connected to this. What in the world. Is that still the case?
 
Oct 29, 2017
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They are semi automatic rifles, not true machine guns (the U.S. govt. term for full autos).
True, though I doubt it made a difference in this case. The gunmman bragged that it was so easy he "didn't even have time to aim."

Also, he says he was most influenced by Candace Owens, of all people. What bizarre creatures.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Wow this is really fucked up. First I've personally heard of this happening in NZ. And to hear that 8 chan is implicated, with a connection to PewDiePie...whoo boy.

Sad. Makes you wonder about what the fuck is wrong with humanity.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Easy to dismiss gun violence and hate crime when its other side of the world. A bit tougher when it's in my own backyard. I'm kinda scared to go back to synagogue. I want to live a long life. :/
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un.
To Allah we belong, and to Allah we shall return.

I hope the bastard who did this never gets to see the light of day ever again. Fuck all the "influencers" who encouraged this with their toxic hate.


Does anyone know if the police presence at Islamic sites and businesses in the US today is gonna be a common theme? Or is whats going on here in Texas the exception?


I have to imagine there will be increased security everywhere right?
Here in Canada, one of my local mosques has had security guards since the Quebec shooting. My Imam pretty much said that these sort of precautions are necessary these days with the ridiculous amount of hateful anti-muslim crap being spouted everywhere.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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So-Cal
Nov 2, 2017
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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.
It's not enough to crackdown these sites, they're just gonna spread out under another name. Instead all those who are engaging in these forums should be prosecuted for spreading hate speech. I don't even fucking care, something needs to be done against this alt-right Internet meme culture. It's honestly brainwashing millions of stupid little impressionable kids. And yes, guys like Pewdiepie are definitely partly responsible for attacks like this. Fuck that pos. Watch him Upload a fucking apology video with his fucking crocodile tears, gain millions of views and then go back to invite other pieces of shits like Shapiro to his show
 
Oct 28, 2017
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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?
They aren't actually doing anything illegal and 4chan has a record of complying with law enforcement (see: email hacking scandal). I don't really feel like going out of my way to defend either site but they only 'host' child pornography in the sense that their users post it and it's moderated fairly swiftly. That's no more or less than what reddit deals with, in purely legal terms. Most of the rest of the stuff exists in a grey area.
 

EatChildren

Wonder from Down Under
Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,598
If he's extradited back to Australia (which he probably will be) he'll be buried by the courts.

I wonder if this will be New Zealand's Port Arthur moment.
 
Jan 20, 2018
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Already have my answer from safe videos. Mostly was wondering if he willfully surrendered to authorities without attacking them which is a yes.
Why am i not suprised that he surrendered most of these cowards love to gloat how they are willing to fight and die in a blaze of glory for their cause, but when push comes to shove they chicken out like the little manchilderen that they are.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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My condolences to the victims and their families.

Absolutely horrible act. The community there may never fully recover after losing that many lives to the bloodshed.

To the people watching the video:

Stop.