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Mental health test ordered for New Zealand mosque attacks suspect

Survivors and relatives of victims of Christchurch shootings pack court room as suspect appears by video link. Christchurch, New Zealand – The Australian man accused of murdering 50 people at two New Zealand mosques has been ordered to undergo psychiatric tests. At the brief and sombre hearing in Christchurch on Friday, Justice Cameron Mander ordered Brenton[…]

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Twitter erupts after Iranian activist says Western hijab-wearing women support ‘discriminatory law’

A prominent Iranian women’s rights activist has sparked heated debate online after she condemned Western women who wear the hijab when they visit Iran and slammed them for supporting a “discriminatory law.” Masih Alinejad, who is the founder of the White Wednesdays movement, which encourages Iranian women to remove their[…]

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Austrian chancellor confirms financial link between nationalist group and Christchurch killer

Austria’s leader confirmed Wednesday that authorities have found financial links between the suspected gunman of the recent mosque massacres in New Zealand and a local nationalist group, following a raid on an activist’s home. Chancellor Sebastian Kurz added that the Austrian government was looking into dissolving the group, known as[…]

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UK Islamophobic incidents soar 600% in week after Christchurch terrorist attacks

Anti-Muslim hate incidents reported across the UK have increased by nearly 600%, in the week following the New Zealand mosque attacks that saw 50 Muslim worshippers killed by a white supremacist. Tell MAMA, a British organization that monitors Islamophobic incidents, revealed that nearly all cases that have been recorded comprised of “language, symbols[…]

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Free speech debate in New Zealand after mosque slayer’s manifesto banned

New Zealand’s chief censor has banned mosque shooter Brenton Tarrant’s white supremacist manifesto, as well as videos of his violent rampage. The bans have ignited a debate over free speech in the grieving country. Chief censor David Shanks declared the killer’s 80-page manifesto – entitled ‘The Great Replacement’ – “objectionable”on Saturday,[…]

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