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Mosque shooter SACKS his lawyer and plans to represent himself in court – sparking fears he could use murder trial to spread his vile anti-Muslim views

The white supremacist accused of murdering 50 people in a terrorist attack at a Christchurch mosque has sacked his lawyer and plans to represent himself in court.

Brenton Tarrant, 28, dismissed his court-appointed lawyer after his first court appearance on Saturday.

Richard Peters said the gunman told him he wanted to represent himself as his case heads to a trial, NZ Herald reported.

The shock decision has raised concerns Tarrant will use what will be a high-profile murder trial as a platform to spread hate and vile anti-Muslim rhetoric.

China vows to crack down on Christianity and rewrite the New Testament: ‘One more Christian, one less Chinese’

A senior Chinese official who oversees state-sanctioned churches has vowed to purge Christianity in China of any Western “imprint”, calling for further “sinicisation” of the religion.

Xu Xiaohong, chairman of the National Committee of the Three-Self Patriotic Movement (TSPM), attacked the “Western influence” on Christianity saying, “[We] must recognise that Chinese churches are surnamed ‘China’, not ‘the West.’”

“The actions by anti-China forces that attempt to affect our social stability or even subvert the regime of our country are doomed to fail,” Xu told delegates to the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

Catherine McKenna says “Do right by the planet” and get the carbon tax rebate before a heat-wave kills you

Environment minister Catherine McKenna visited the Tim Horton’s of Canadian income tax filers last week to conflate energy with pollution and announce she’s giving away our money under the banner of “climate action”, so we should come and get some.

“It’s not often you get to talk to people about the good news when you file your taxes,” she remarked at a downtown Ottawa H&R Block before unveiling the government’s wealth redistribution scheme called the “climate action incentive rebate”.

Donna Brazile: Why I am excited to join Fox News and take part in a civil – and sensible – debate

I am excited by the opportunity to share my perspective and views with the Fox News audience and to help shape the dialogue at this important juncture in our history. More importantly, I’m eager to learn from the experience.

The 2020 presidential election is a consequential moment in American democracy. Everything we believe in as Americans will be examined and, in essence, ratified by our votes. But it concerns me, as it does the majority of good Americans, that our national debate has become hostile and disrespectful. We no longer simply agree to disagree. Too often we demonize the intentions of others. Our lines of communication are frayed, if not broken.

New Poll Showing Canadians Pessimistic About Economy Is Clear Indictment Of Trudeau’s Failed Economic Policies

A new Angus Reid poll shows Canadians are pessimistic about the economy, with a plurality expecting it to worsen.

40% say they expect the economy to worsen in the next year, while just 24% expect it to improve. 39% say it won’t change.

And when it comes to our personal financial situations, Canadians are even more pessimistic.