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Far-right senator punches teen after being egged

“An Australian senator who blamed the New Zealand terror attack on Muslim immigration has punched a 17-year-old boy after he was egged at an event in Melbourne” writes Guardian Staff for theguardian.com. Video footage recorded at the event appears to show Fraser Anning, a far-right independent Queensland senator, halfway through a press conference when the teenager cracked an egg over his head while filming with a mobile phone.Anning was criticised on Friday after trying to seek attention by saying the mosque attack highlighted a “growing fear over an increasing Muslim…

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Australia urged to ban far-right speaker after massacre

“The Australian government has been told it must cancel the visa for far-right speaker Milo Yiannopoulos following the Christchurch terrorist attack, with opposition frontbencher Tony Burke saying far-right extremism should be treated in the same way as other forms of terrorism” writes Calla Wahlquist for theguardian.com. The prime minister, Scott Morrison, has called Friday’s massacre a “violent, extremist, right-wing terrorist attack” and also condemned comments from Queensland senator Fraser Anning, saying that “blaming the murderous attacks by a violent, right-wing, extremist terrorist in New Zealand on immigration are disgusting”. “Those…

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Reddit waits until it’s too late to ban violence-glorifying subreddits

“This subreddit has been banned for violations of our Content Policy,” reads the message, “specifically our policy against glorifying or encouraging violence.”” writes Jack Morse for mashable.com. The company’s policy regarding violent content suggests that, under Reddit’s own rules, r/watchpeopledie should probably have been banned long ago. Source: mashable.com

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Breivik’s shadow hangs heavy over Christchurch attack…

“The Christchurch attacks bore several of the features of Breivik’s: mass shootings, multicultural victims, a racist manifesto published online and inscribed weapons” writes Pierre-henry Deshayes for yahoo.com. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison described the Christchurch attacker as an Australian “extremist, right-wing, violent terrorist”.Extremists around the world have sought to emulate Breivik ever since his deadly attacks in Norway which left 77 people dead in 2011.In a 74-page document posted on Twitter just before the attack, the Christchurch shooter said he “took true inspiration from Knight Justiciar Breivik”, using terminology reminiscent…

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The Christchurch Terror Attack Isn’t an ‘Internet’ Terror Attack

“The attack in Christchurch can only be understood is part of a global problem with Islamophobic violence” reports vice.com. In the same way, a steady-state of bigotry, hate, and Islamophobia makes it possible for extremists to flourish.Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube alike have been struggling to wipe this violent footage of the attack from their platforms. Source: vice.com

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New Zealand prime minister says gun laws will change after 49 people killed in mosque attacks

“Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan and other Islamic leaders pointed to the bloodbath and other such attacks as evidence of rising hostility toward Muslims after 9/11” writes Nick Perry for sun-sentinel.com. “It is clear that this can now only be described as a terrorist attack,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, noting that many of the victims could be migrants or refugees.The prime minister said the attack reflected “extremist views that have absolutely no place in New Zealand.”. Several more people were killed in an attack on a second mosque in…

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U.S. mosques increase security after New Zealand attack

“NEW YORK (Reuters) – Mosques around the United States increased security measures for Friday prayers after a gunman shot dead 49 people and wounded more than 40 at two New Zealand mosques” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. For years, American Muslims have become used to police patrols, active shooter drills and private security officers guarding mosques for Friday prayers.CAIR urged worshippers in the United States and abroad to take “stepped-up security precautions.”.  Source: 95kqds.com

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Facebook shares drop as executives quit, Christchurch live-stream shooting stirs outrage

“You really need to do more @YouTube @Google @facebook @Twitter to stop violent extremism being promoted on your platforms,” Javid wrote on Twitter” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The social media companies have said they would take down content involving the mass shootings, which were posted online as the attack unfolded. Source: 95kqds.com

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Gold finds haven support from New Zealand terrorist attack, weaker dollar

“A weaker dollar can be supportive for commodities priced in the unit, making them cheaper to users of other currencies” writes Saefong William Watts for marketwatch.com. Among exchange-traded funds, SPDR Gold Shares GLD, +0.49%  added 0.7% to trade 0.3% higher on the week.This is particularly true for China, where gold demand has been lackluster over the past few years, as consumers have become increasingly concerned about the outlook for the economy,” Menke said.A weaker tone for the U.S. dollar is also seen as a boon for gold bulls.Gold futures climbed…

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Trump condemns New Zealand mosque attack as ‘horrible massacre’

“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump condemned the “horrible massacre” at two mosques in New Zealand on Friday, a deadly attack that killed 49 people in what the White House called a “vicious act of hate.”” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Earlier, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement that the United States strongly condemned the attack. Source: 95kqds.com

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