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  # 2203490 22-Mar-2019 17:29
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Handle9:

 

I think that having these sort of tone deaf issues made public is actually doing a lot of good. It makes all of us consider our own actions. It was pretty dumb by Dio and their discomfort will encourage other organizations to be a bit more considered in their actions.

 

 

That's very much true. Attitudes never change much if not questioned. That comes through taking the initiative and educating oneself, or a third party calling you or somebody else out.


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  # 2203525 22-Mar-2019 17:54
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As a footnote to my post on page 51 ...

 

 

The New York Times - When Government Works for the Governed

 

New Zealand’s prime minister moved swiftly to ban weapons of mass killing after a gunman attacked two mosques.

 

By The Editorial Board

 

March 21, 2019

 

 

... the headline has now been changed to :

 





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  # 2203549 22-Mar-2019 18:50
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Are you folks not paying attention or just trolling? I already put someone in the cooler for a week. I asked not to discuss the gun ban law in this thread.



Apologies, I answered the question without thinking of which thread I was in.

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  # 2203592 22-Mar-2019 19:36
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... and now I read that Adhern has received death threats on social media; no doubt they're not serious, but certainly symbolic of what's so $#@$#@ed with these @$#@s.

 

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2019/03/prime-minister-jacinda-ardern-receives-death-threats-on-social-media.html

 

 


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  # 2203608 22-Mar-2019 20:01
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Awful. It's so easy to sit in front of your keyboard and make death threats, you little chicken poop. I don't wish death on JA nor the gunman.


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  # 2203619 22-Mar-2019 20:16
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One of the takeaways I have from today as I think that all NZ have seen how inclusive and loving the Islamic faith. If the maniac wanted to divide us however the reverse may happen and more people may be interested in the faith.





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  # 2203623 22-Mar-2019 20:44
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Looking back today, I still have a sick feeling thinking about what occurred last week. 

To make matters worse I saw a video of Jim Jefferies (another Australian) drawing a picture of the prophet and making fun of Islam which left me fuming. How on earth does a person like this have a platform on TV?


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  # 2203641 22-Mar-2019 22:12
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BarTender: One of the takeaways I have from today as I think that all NZ have seen how inclusive and loving the Islamic faith. If the maniac wanted to divide us however the reverse may happen and more people may be interested in the faith.

 

 

 

He chose the wrong country in that regard. Didn't read the lay of the land, the prime minister (& credit to the politicians uniting), nor the people.

 

 


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  # 2203712 23-Mar-2019 02:23
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This is pretty cool

 

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  # 2203715 23-Mar-2019 06:03
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This too

 

 

 

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  # 2203786 23-Mar-2019 12:42
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The Chief Censor has just ruled that the manifesto of the shooter is an objectionable publication.

 

Be careful people.


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  # 2203791 23-Mar-2019 12:54
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NZGamingIcon:

 

Looking back today, I still have a sick feeling thinking about what occurred last week. 

To make matters worse I saw a video of Jim Jefferies (another Australian) drawing a picture of the prophet and making fun of Islam which left me fuming. How on earth does a person like this have a platform on TV?

 

 

 

 

All religions are the subject of satire, what gives Islam a special exclusion?


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  # 2203796 23-Mar-2019 13:00
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vulcannz:

 

NZGamingIcon:

 

Looking back today, I still have a sick feeling thinking about what occurred last week. 

To make matters worse I saw a video of Jim Jefferies (another Australian) drawing a picture of the prophet and making fun of Islam which left me fuming. How on earth does a person like this have a platform on TV?

 

 

All religions are the subject of satire, what gives Islam a special exclusion?

 

 

 

 

Timing for starters.


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  # 2203811 23-Mar-2019 13:50
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Swift justice in the United Arab Emirates ...

 


Arabian Business -
Transguard employee sacked, deported after praising NZ attacks

 

Wed 20 Mar 2019

 


An employee of Dubai-based Transguard Group has been deported for using social media to celebrate the deadly attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, the company announced on Wednesday.

 

Fifty Muslim worshippers were shot dead at two Christchurch mosques on Friday last by a lone gunman - identified as an Australian extremist and avowed white supremacist.

 

Earlier this week, the company said it was investigating the employee – a safety and security officer – expressed his approval of the attacks and said he believed that similar attacks should be conducted at other mosques.

 

After verifying his identity, Transguard said that the company “apprehended him”, stripped him of his security credentials, fired him and handed him over to authorities as per company policy and the UAE’s cybercrimes laws.

 

According to the company, he was then deported by the government. ...

 

Under the UAE’s cybercrime laws, people who post abusive content on social media can face jail time and fines of up to AED3 million. [NZD 1.2 million] ...

 





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  # 2203850 23-Mar-2019 15:37
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http://time.com/5556490/new-zealand-muslim-call-to-prayer/

Time Magazine

New Zealand Observes Muslim Call to Prayer 1 Week After Deadly Mosque Attacks


(CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand) — New Zealanders observed the Muslim call to prayer Friday in reflecting on the moment one week ago when 50 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques were slain — an act an imam told the crowd of thousands that had left the country broken-hearted but not broken.

In a day without precedent, people across New Zealand listened to the call to prayer on live broadcasts while thousands, including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, gathered in leafy Hagley Park opposite the Al Noor mosque, where 42 people died. “New Zealand mourns with you. We are one,” Ardern said.

The call to prayer was observed at 1:30 p.m. and followed by two minutes of silence. Hundreds of Muslim men at the park sat in socks or bare feet. One man in the front row was in a Christchurch Hospital wheelchair.

The Al Noor mosque’s imam, Gamal Fouda, thanked New Zealanders for their support.

“This terrorist sought to tear our nation apart with an evil ideology. … But, instead, we have shown that New Zealand is unbreakable,” the imam said.

“We are broken-hearted but we are not broken. We are alive. We are together. We are determined to not let anyone divide us,” he added, as the crowd the city estimated at 20,000 people erupted with applause.

Later in the day, a mass funeral was held to bury 26 of the victims at a cemetery where more than a dozen already have been laid to rest.

Family members took turns passing around shovels and wheelbarrows to bury their loved ones. Friday’s burials included the youngest victim, 3-year-old Mucaad Ibrahim.

Christchurch native Fahim Imam, 33, returned to the city for Friday’s service. He moved away three years ago and now lives in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city.

“It’s just amazing to see how the country and the community have come together — blows my mind, actually,” Imam said before the event.

When he got off the plane Friday morning, he saw someone holding a sign that said “jenaza,” denoting Muslim funeral prayer. He said others were offering free rides to and from the prayer service.

“The moment I landed in Christchurch, I could feel the love here. I’ve never felt more proud to be a Muslim, or a Kiwi for that matter. It makes me really happy to be able to say that I’m a New Zealander,” Imam said.

He called it surreal to see the mosque where he used to pray surrounded by flowers.

The observance comes the day after the government announced a ban on “military-style” semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines like the weapons that were used in last Friday’s attacks at the Al Noor and nearby Linwood mosques.

An immediate sales ban went into effect Thursday to prevent stockpiling, and new laws would be rushed through Parliament that would impose a complete ban on the weapons, Ardern said.

“Every semi-automatic weapon used in the terrorist attack on Friday will be banned,” Ardern said.

The gun legislation is supported not only by Ardern’s liberal Labour Party but also the conservative opposition National Party, so it’s expected to pass into law. New Zealand does not have a constitutional right to bear arms.

Among those planning to attend Friday’s observance was Samier Dandan, the president of the Lebanese Muslim Association in Sydney and part of a 15-strong delegation of Muslim leaders that had flown to Christchurch.

“It was an ugly act of terrorism that occurred in a beautiful, peaceful city,” Dandan said.

He said his pain couldn’t compare with that of the families he’d been visiting who had lost loves ones. He was inspired by their resilience, he said.

“And I’ve got to give all my respect to the New Zealand prime minister, with her position and her actions, and it speaks loud,” he said.

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