The New York Board of Parole announced on Wednesday the decision of Governor Andrew Cuomo not to run for president. They did this by opting to release Judith Clark, a domestic terrorist convicted of three counts of murder. The oblique manner of the governor revealing his political plans follows a blunter decision in 2016 to commute her sentence of 75-years-to-life to 35-years-to-life, making her eligible for parole, which the board initially denied in 2017 but granted this time around.
Clark, a red-diaper baby who lived in the Soviet Union for three years as a child, served as a getaway driver in an armed robbery of a Brink’s truck to fund the revolutionary activities, and the drug addictions, of the various players involved.
For Justin Trudeau, the problems of terrorism and extremism in Canada appear to be nothing more than partisan political issues.
New counterterror laws likened to “thought crime” by a United Nations inspector have come into force.
In contrast to Britain’s foreign intelligence Secret Intelligence Service, SIS or MI6, MI5’s primary tasks are comprised of domestic security and counter-espionage. The evaluation of the respective seriousness of the radical Islamic terror threat and the extreme right terror threat was revealed about midway through a Guardian report which predominantly focused on the latter threat. Similar articles were republished by other mainstream liberal media outlets like MSNBC and CNN.
On March 15, an Australian gunman tragically slaughtered 50 victims at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. The gunman, who shall remain nameless, characterizes himself as an “eco-fascist.” In his manifesto, which has been banned in New Zealand with stiff penalties, and which Big Tech is also censoring, the killer said, “I am an ethno-nationalist eco-fascist.” The gunman believes in the “ethnic autonomy for all peoples with a focus on the preservation of nature, and the natural order.” In other words, he is a multi-ethnic racist environmentalist who believes that the best way to save the planet from ecological destruction is not only to have fewer people on the Earth, but further, such people need to live in their own indigenous national environments.
The shootings at two mosques in New Zealand, which left 50 people dead and dozens wounded, have led to renewed questions about the extent of far-right extremism.
The British security minister has said it is “perfectly possible” a far-right attack could happen in the UK and has raised concerns about the radicalisation of individuals online.
So, how widespread is this form of violent extremism?
European far-right extremism is a much smaller threat than Left-wing extremism
Europol, the European Union’s law enforcement agency, recorded five right-wing terror plots in 2017, all of which were in the UK.
This was out of a total of 205 potential or successful attacks recorded by European intelligence agencies, with 137 “separatist”, 24 “left-wing” and 33 “jihadist” plots among them.
In the USA Right Wing extremist activities have declined significantly under the Trump Administration compared to the Obama Administration.
The mass murder of 49 Muslims at prayer in a New Zealand mosque is an atrocity that has led to a search for explanations. Some writers have attributed the killings to the “nationalism,” or “white nationalism,” of the killer.
Deliberately exploiting social media, he posted a lengthy manifesto revealing (or purporting to reveal) his opinions. We thus have some evidence—although its value is uncertain—about his motives. Here I want to explore the question whether, and if so in what sense, he was a “nationalist.”
This question is important because the murderer’s killing spree is being used to discredit nationalism and those who espouse it. But it is implausible to claim that the murders of these innocent Muslim victims was caused by nationalism. Rather, it appears to me that this killer was a kind of globalist, who in this respect and several others resembles the mass murderers of ISIS.
March 18, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – When a terrorist shouts “Allahu akbar” while running over pedestrians with a truck, it is reasonable to assume that he is engaging in an act of Islamic terrorism. And when Brenton Tarrant, the man who shot up two mosques in Christchurch, writes of his admiration for Communist China and calls himself an “eco-fascist,” one should take him at his word.
Most of the media isn’t, preferring to label him a “right-wing extremist” or “white nationalist.”
Well, here we are. Last week a mass shooting atrocity in New Zealand, today another, smaller one in Holland.
I’m not going to bow to convention and put in the usual boilerplate. I believe, at this point, that the emotional response to terror attacks and the separate, moral attack from the media is getting in the way. People die and we feel bad. But we have to get past that and create a defense against it.
Certain factors are fairly consistent.
For members of the public, viewing the New Zealand video is a personal choice. I offer no advice. But some evil needs to be seen to be believed
I do not understand what is to be gained by censoring the video horrific as it is, or the manifesto , nutty as it is. I doubt anyone beyond a few like-minded screw-balls would take inspiration from the shooter and if not from him they will readily find it elsewhere. The state seems to believe it is their duty to monitor your news consumption habits. What are they afraid of? Why do we let them get away it?
The Australian terrorist who filmed himself slaughtering 50 worshipers at two mosques in New Zealand has asked to represent himself in court, prompting concerns the trial could become a platform to promote his far-right ideology.
Brenton Tarrant, a white supremacist who gunned down his victims with a semi-automatic rifle at the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch, sacked his court-appointed lawyer so he could defend himself.
His former lawyer, Richard Peters, told reporters that the attacker “indicated he does not want a lawyer” and that he “wants to be self-represented in this case.” Mr Peters, who represented Tarrant at a preliminary court hearing, played down speculation that he was mentally unfit to stand trial.
The day before the massacres of Muslims in the Christchurch mosques, my French niece, who works in Australia, called for a chat. She said that if she stayed in Australia a year or two longer, she would be eligible for citizenship, but she wanted to return to France. We advised her to stay; citizenship would make it easy for her if, for some reason, she ever wanted to return.
She said that the only reason she might want to return was the terrorism in France. Her brother, after all, had been in the Stade de France, the French national stadium, on the evening in 2015 when three terrorists tried (but fortunately failed) to gain entry to the stadium to cause as many deaths as possible during a soccer match between France and Germany, attended by the French president and the German chancellor. A little later that evening, Muslim extremists attacked a café and restaurant and concert venue in central Paris, killing in total that evening 130 people, not including seven of themselves.
Keeping the wolf from the door is a fact of life. You never know what fortune will bring. I am reminded of this by the horror unleashed in Christchurch, New Zealand when a maniac went on a killing spree at two mosques where people gathered for prayers. The suspect in this atrocity live-streamed his attack on worshippers at the mosques as he gunned them down. The video is available online for those who want to view it. I listened to the description given by someone who saw the video, and that is more than enough for me; I will not watch the video. What came through in the description of what happened in the video is the sad reality in this horror is the people who perished were utterly defenceless. The likelihood of finding yourself caught in a terror attack at the mercy of someone intent on mayhem is remote but a possibility; just one of the vagaries of fortune.
These terrorist incidents included suicide bombings, shootings, IED attacks, targeted assassinations, honor killings, beheadings, and knife attacks in the following countries: Syria, Afghanistan, Cameroon, Iraq, India, Somalia, Burkina Faso, Mali, Nigeria, Niger, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, France, Yemen, the Philippines, Thailand, Kenya, Mozambique, Tunisia, Chad, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia.
The written word cannot express the true extent of the tragedy that occurred in Christchurch, New Zealand — in the hazy aftermath that always follows behind a mass shooting, at least that much is already evident.
At the time of writing, 49 people have been killed at two separate Christchurch mosques, with dozens more left injured by the shooter. Both media and public officials, in New Zealand and elsewhere have chosen to lay the blame for the killings on “conservatives.”
In fact, conservatism had nothing to do with this. We need to understand exactly how people like this shooter think, and how the media is doing that admirable goal a disservice.