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Episode 686

Christchurch mosque shootings
Wed, 2019-Mar-20 01:47 UTC
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With 227,496 views on Tuesday, 19 March 2019 our article of the day is Christchurch mosque shootings.

The Christchurch mosque shootings were two consecutive terrorist mass shootings at the Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch, New Zealand, during Friday Prayer on 15 March 2019. The attacks began at the Al Noor Mosque in the suburb of Riccarton at 1:40 pm, and continued at the Linwood Islamic Centre at about 1:55 pm.The attacks killed 50 people and injured 50 more. A 28-year-old Australian man, described in media reports as a white supremacist and part of the "alt-right", was arrested and charged with murder. The attacks have been linked to an increase in white supremacism and alt-right extremism globally observed since the mid-2010s. The suspect published a manifesto and live-streamed the first attack on Facebook Live.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern referred to the attacks as "one of New Zealand's darkest days". Politicians and world leaders condemned the attacks, with some attributing the attack to rising Islamophobia. It is the deadliest mass shooting in modern New Zealand history.

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