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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:32 AM

Australian lawmaker blames Muslims after white supremacist kills 49 at two New Zealand mosques

Source: The Hill

A right-wing Australian senator on Friday said the “real cause of bloodshed” following a shooting at two mosques that killed 49 people was Muslims.

“I am utterly opposed to any form of violence within our community, and I totally condemn the actions of the gunman,” Queensland Sen. Fraser Anning wrote in a statement.

“However, whilst this kind of violent vigilantism can never be justified, what it highlights is the growing fear within our community, both in Australia and New Zealand, of the increasing Muslim presence.”

“The real cause of bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place.”

Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/international/434204-australian-lawmaker-blames-muslims-after-white-supremacist-kills-49-at

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Reply Australian lawmaker blames Muslims after white supremacist kills 49 at two New Zealand mosques (Original post)
brooklynite Friday OP
exboyfil Friday #1
Honeycombe8 Friday #2
Afromania Friday #3
BBG Friday #26
uriel1972 Saturday #33
BumRushDaShow Friday #4
mountain grammy Friday #5
bullwinkle428 Friday #6
Lucky Luciano Friday #7
geardaddy Friday #21
raccoon Friday #8
knightmaar Friday #9
watoos Friday #10
PatSeg Friday #11
IronLionZion Friday #12
rurallib Friday #24
IronLionZion Friday #27
DBoon Friday #13
Guy Whitey Corngood Friday #14
MissMillie Friday #15
Thyla Friday #16
IronLionZion Friday #28
Thyla Friday #29
Blue_Tires Friday #17
TwilightZone Friday #18
benld74 Friday #19
The Mouth Friday #23
SWBTATTReg Friday #20
2naSalit Friday #22
csziggy Friday #25
ansible Friday #30
uriel1972 Saturday #34
backtoblue Friday #31
keithbvadu2 Friday #32
Julian Englis Saturday #35

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:35 AM

1. Not the Onion

They might as well close up shop because I am sure they had already started a parody story....

Has Steve King piped in yet?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:41 AM

2. "The real cause of the gas chambers was the program that allowed Jewish fanatics...

to settle in Germany in the first place. Although I don't condone mass murder."

Hey...that logic can be used for anything! How nifty.


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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:43 AM

3. "Australian lawmaker" can 127% go f himself.

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Response to Afromania (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 12:22 PM

26. I'm more in the 132% camp

But we agree in the general direction of him fucking off. Right now.

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Response to BBG (Reply #26)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 02:58 AM

33. I'd say that too...

but where would we send him? I can't think of any place that deserves him (not that we deserve him either).

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:43 AM

4. WTF?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:45 AM

5. Wow 😮 shocking but not surprising.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:55 AM

6. I am SHOCKED - that this remark didn't come from a Republican.

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:57 AM

7. I'm sure our republicans were disappointed in themselves for not saying this first. nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:00 AM

8. Maybe he can come to the US and work for Trump.

Undoubtedly, Trump would hire him.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:05 AM

9. It's true: right-wing mongering of irrational fear definitely caused this

So, sure, "fear ... of the increasing Muslim presence" was totally the problem.

And people like this Aussie Senator are undoubtedly the cause of the fear that led to the hate that caused this murder.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:26 AM

10. This is the same excuse the Pittsburgh shooter used when

he murdered Jews in the synagogue.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:27 AM

11. Damn

Sometimes it feels like humanity has not evolved one inch in the last 70 years. Same old hateful mentality.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:38 AM

12. The real cause of rape are that women are allowed to go to school and work

The real cause of homophobic violence is that gay people live among us.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #12)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 12:02 PM

24. yep - they are just asking for it

good lord.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #24)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 12:41 PM

27. They can't commit hate crimes against you if you're not here



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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:39 AM

13. I see a CPAC speaking engagement for this fellow

Followed by guest appearance on Fox "News"

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Response to DBoon (Reply #13)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:43 AM

14. Maybe they can bring him in to replace Goooorka in the WH as whatever the fuck his position was

supposed to be.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:00 AM

15. I'll give him credit for one part of his statement

"...what it highlights is the growing fear within our community, both in Australia and New Zealand, of the increasing Muslim presence.”

That's all he gets credit for.

Fear is definitely part of the problem. The fact that the fear is entirely irrational is even MORE a part of the problem.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:08 AM

16. This fuck stick

Literally only received 19 votes in 2016 and has been kicked out of two incredibly nasty, horrible, racist political parties in the time since.
Calling him a lawmaker is a bit of a stretch and frankly airing anything he has to say ever is not recommended.

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Response to Thyla (Reply #16)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 12:51 PM

28. Any chance a normal person could replace him next election?

Dude probably inspires some challengers with his inflammatory views.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #28)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 01:16 PM

29. It's Queensland

So I wouldn't hold my breath, they have many flavours of crazy up there.
One falls and another steps up.

But to be fair to the lunatic fringe this guy has been deemed too offensive for them and I don't see him maintaining his seat which was only won because the guy before had to step down.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:28 AM

17. That's a straight-up Greenwaldian-style hot take...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:38 AM

18. That's as dumb as pretty much anything Trump has ever said.

Maybe he was inspired by Trump, too, just like the terrorist.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:40 AM

19. Australia was originally a penal colony

Where the worst of society was sent.
Seems like this punch bowl turd thinks he is ABOVE those allowed in the country.
Victim blaming is showing this fool's TRUE identity on the subject.
Siding with "alledged" instigator is proof enough for the most of us

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Response to benld74 (Reply #19)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 12:02 PM

23. Well, at least they just got the criminals

We got the religious fanatics. I think they got the better part of the deal.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:55 AM

20. Nothing like blaming the victims eh? Hit them with your ignorant diatribe when the chips are ...

down who have just suffered a horrible shooting w/ 49 people killed. Charming and nice! Intense sarcasm here...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:57 AM

22. Never forget that

bannon has been careening around the planet sowing this kind of shit ever since he got kicked out of DC. He's out wandering around free, which I can't understand why.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 12:03 PM

25. Here's irony - the shooter was not born in New Zealand

He was born in Australia so he is just as much an immigrant as the people he killed. The major difference, of course, is the color of his skin.

Lock him up and forget his name.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 02:34 PM

30. Australia is an incredibly racist country and has been for a long time

Just look at their official government policy towards immigrants, amazing how little media attention this got.


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Response to ansible (Reply #30)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 03:01 AM

34. we had a brief period between the white australia policy...

being formally dismantled and the John W Howard government where it wasn't so bad.

However it's bad very, very, bad now.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 02:38 PM

31. WTF it's not "vigilantism*, it was a MASS MURDER!

A cowardly attack on innocent people.

Im so tired of RW hate and spin.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:30 PM

32. Rapists also blame their victims.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 04:06 AM

35. Well, one of the biggest supporters of terrorism is an Australia Immigrant--Rupert Murdoch

Oh, wait, I meant emmigrant.

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