A comprehensive report into last year’s Christchurch mosque shootings in which 51 Muslim worshippers were slaughtered sheds new light on how the gunman was able to elude detection by authorities as he planned out his attack…more:huffpost
One survivor thinks as many as 17 people may have died trying to get out through the emergency exit that would not open….more KTVB
Is “Remove Kebab” internet meme a reference to the massacre of Bosnian by Serbian?
Yes and no. ‘Kebab’ is a satirical ethno-religious slur used to refer to Muslims in general. Since the meme supposedly originated in Serbia, it used to refer to Turks, Bosniaks and, to a lesser extent, Albanians.The kebab meme is linked to a video filmed by Bosnian Serbs during the Bosnian War called ‘God is a Serb’ and colloquially referred to as ‘Serbia stronk’. The lyrics are devoutly anti-Bosniak and anti-Croat and praise Radovan Karadžić and his ethnic cleansing in Bosnia. The ‘remove kebab’ meme is now a common sight on the Polandball comics used as a discreet way of condoning the murder or removal of Muslims….more: quora – steamcommunity
Yasser Mohammed, a family friend, said Darwish’s mother arrived from Jordan on Friday (March 22nd). “She came yesterday to attend the funeral, and she died this morning as a result of her inability to endure the grief and grief caused by the loss of her son.” “They have another son who lives here,” he said. “They are trying to take the body back to Jordan.” Suad Adwan is one of the relatives of the victims of the massacre who suffered heart attacks in the days that followed…more: translate beirutobserver.com
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will lead thousands of mourners expected to gather at a park in front of the Al Noor mosque, where most of the victims died, for a prayer followed by two minutes of silence. Ardern, who has labeled the attack as terrorism, announced a ban on military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles under tough new gun laws on Thursday. The prime minister is expected to be accompanied in the Christchurch prayers with community leaders and other foreign dignitaries. The Muslim call to prayer will be broadcast nationally across all free-to-air TV and radio stations…MORE: REUTERS – elevenmyanmar
…when the gunman stormed into the mosque about 10 minutes into the sermon and started spraying bullets indiscriminately around the men’s section, little Mucad appeared to think it was a scene from the kind of video game his older brothers liked to play. He ran toward the gunman, Hassan said. Amid the chaos, his father and brother ran in different directions…MORE: WASHINGTON POST
In the aftermath of the Christchurch terror attack, a reimagined version of a famous New Zealand symbol has garnered plenty of online attention.
Australian cartoonist Pat Campbell, who works for newspaper The Canberra Times, drew an illustration of the silver fern showing Muslims in different stages of prayer for the publication….more:YAHOO
…Professor Greg Barton, chair of global Islamic politics at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Globalisation & Citizenship, characterised Tarrant as having an “unhealthy narcissism” common among “terrorists”.
“I think he was drawn by this dark fantasy of going zero to hero, like an Anders Behring Breivik, like the Quebec City mosque shooting of January 2017,” said Barton.”…more: AlJazeerah:
WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) – Following news of the worst mass shooting in New Zealand history, locally, many will gather to hold a vigil to honor the lives lost. This interfaith gathering is being organized along with the local Muslim community. This is going to take place at the Islamic Society of Western Mass on Amostown Road. …more: westernmassnews.