Terrorist attack NZ, 50 dead, many injured

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  1. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    I heard 4 in custody now on? Not that the numbers matter.
     
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  2. treefrog

    treefrog Tauiwi

    One released as not being connected. I expect that number to increase though given what they're reporting on. Police moving in on related addresses.

    The fucking fash were talking about weapons training in plain sight. A well known writer/RW political type followed one of the killers on twitter ffs. This was preventable and we did nothing.
     
  3. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Without music, life would be a mistake.

    Sickening story to wake up to. Two different mosques involved, and mentions of a school too, and a number of explosive devices found. Absolutely horrendous.
     
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  4. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    treefrog who was the RW writer? That whaleoil cunt?
     
  5. treefrog

    treefrog Tauiwi

    David Farrar. Works for the National party.
     
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  6. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    I'm a long way from New Zealand but I think I might leave some flowers outside the local mosque later, is that a thing people do?
     
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  7. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Pogo Suppression System Installed....

    Nice thought, shows sympathy, compassion and unity in grief.
     
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  8. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    [silly comment edited]
     
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  9. eagle

    eagle In a galaxy not so far away

    I kind of woke up to this and that makes me really sad. :(
     
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  10. S☼I

    S☼I fatter but also funnier than Vic Reeves

    No words. Just sadness here.
     
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  11. Idris2002

    Idris2002 Well, there goes the frying pan theory.

  12. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    It is horrid isn't it. I am in the UAE at the moment and have been treated with such kindness. Feel a bit sadder at the world today.
     
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  13. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Without music, life would be a mistake.

    It’s a nice gesture of solidarity and respect.
     
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  14. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

    Fucking evil bastards.
     
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  15. tim

    tim Well-Known Member

    Christchurch was severely damaged in an earthquake in 2011 which killed 185 people from which I don't think it has really recovered and now this barbarity. I can only imagine how shocked and vulnerable people there must be feeling.
     
  16. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    As mentioned above it's always had a strong coterie of white power wankers, living in a pastiche of a small English city. The Avon river for fucks sake.
     
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  17. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Absolutely awful :(
     
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  18. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    Prayer-goer returned fire at one of the mosques, apparently. Gun laws must have liberalised in NZ of late.
     
  19. eatmorecheese

    eatmorecheese Be who you needed when you were younger

    Words seem redundant. :(
     
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  20. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    Fucking hell :(
     
  21. Idris2002

    Idris2002 Well, there goes the frying pan theory.

    Can the thread title be updated?
     
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  22. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    The BBC are reporting that the touring Bangladesh cricket team were just about to enter the mosque when the shooting started. Possible that they were the target?

    Grim all round. Thoughts to those involved.
     
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  24. kebabking

    kebabking Unfettered ambition

    Australian PM confirms Australian national, 40 fatalities and 20 injured, Controlled explosions in Auckland train station, NZ authorities seem to saying now it was one attacker, two other persons still in custody, with one other released.
     
  25. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    One of the standard cunt responses on stuff like this goes along the lines of ‘I can’t condone actions like this, but if the people had been listened to on immingration...’. Expect some compassion-free shite like that from Hopkins/Liddell/some kipper politician in the next few days.

    There is some mainstream anti-immigration sentiment in NZ, but I got the impression that was mostly directed towards Chinese/Korean people, rooted in people being priced out of housing by foreign money etc. Australia seemed more a hotbed of anti-refugee stuff.
     
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  26. NoXion

    NoXion Keep an eye out for diamonds

    Really wish that the media would stop talking about events like these as if they were isolated incidents perpetrated by disaffected individuals.

    I once read a manual written by white nationalists that basically advocated for this style of terrorism as a means of advancing the race war. This shit isn't taken seriously enough.
     
  27. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut ... the Great.

    Fuck, now 49 dead. :mad:
     
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  28. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Pogo Suppression System Installed....

    And 48 seriously wounded. :(
     
  29. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Pogo Suppression System Installed....

    Hatred never sleeps, it’s remorseless and vindictive.
     
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  30. kebabking

    kebabking Unfettered ambition

    Fatalities now 49. Four nine.
     

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