New Zealand

New Zealand Man Who Shared Mosque Shooting Video Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison

A businessman from Christchurch, New Zealand, who shared video footage of the deadly New Zealand mosque shooting last March, received a 21-month prison sentence on Tuesday. The judge who delivered the sentence said that the defendant’s offense “glorifies and encourages” the mass murder being carried out over “religious and racial hatred.”

The Associated Press

New Zealand: ‘No Evidence’ for Sri Lanka Claim Jihad Was Revenge for Christchurch

Officials from other nations are disputing, or at least declining to support, Sri Lankan Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardene’s contention that the Easter Sunday terrorist bombings in his country, which killed 359 people as of the latest count, were intended as retaliation for the shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in March.

Baby Joseph Gomes prays standing next to coffins of his family members killed in the Easter Sunday bombings in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Gomes lost five members of his family. The six near-simultaneous attacks on three churches and three luxury hotels and three related blasts later Sunday …

Hayward: Viral Authoritarianism Spreads from China to Australia with New Censorship Law

Australia’s parliament on Wednesday passed a strict new social media law that could fine tech companies, or even jail their executives, if they allow violent material to be posted on their sites or fail to remove it quickly enough after complaints are filed. An op-ed at Sky News on Thursday conceded that China might have had the right idea all along about censoring and controlling the Internet.

The Associated Press

Bernie Sanders Visits Mosque in Wake of New Zealand Shooting

2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) appeared alongside local religious leaders at a Los Angeles-area Islamic center on Saturday and said in his remarks that the United States is going through a “difficult moment” in its history due to the rise in hate crimes. 

The Associated Press