It's 'ridiculous' to blame me for New Zealand mosque shooting

Clay Curtis
March 19, 2019

The head of the Anti-Defamation League called out President Donald Trump today for his recent comments saying he doesn't see white nationalism as a rising threat following the horrific New Zealand terror attack.

"I mean whether it's Charlottesville or whatever it is, it all seems to point back to he has some sympathy for that position and is not willing to condemn it", Ellison said of Trump.

The president has condemned the attack and voiced support for New Zealand.But he has not commented on Tarrant's apparent motive for allegedly carrying out the attacks - his avowed racism and hatred for immigrants and Muslims.

"One thing's for sure, white supremacists, neo-Nazi groups, they look at governments as complicit, guilty, and target government for punishment", Ellison continued.

Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, said Monday that "objective evidence" suggests that President Trump is sympathetic toward white nationalists and that his unwillingness to forcefully condemn those views is "dangerous to the government". He can not just say it's a small group of people. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is a freshman and major proponent of a plan, named the Green New Deal, for tackling climate change.

Five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle announces retirement from atop Mt. Kilimanjaro
After putting together a career full of achievements, Haloti Ngata is officially saying goodbye to the game of football. Kilimanjaro's Uhuru peak in Tanzania. "Thank you Lord for letting me play the game I love for 13 unforgettable years".

The alleged attacker referenced Trump in his 70-page manifesto, calling him a "symbol of renewed white identity".

The world was shocked and horrified on Friday when 50 Muslim worshippers were gunned down in an attack on two Christchurch mosques.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., who is also Muslim, said Trump should call the Justice Department for data on the rise of white supremacy in the U.S. She urged Trump to use his bully pulpit to denounce the movement.

In the past, Trump has drawn criticism for saying "both sides" were to blame for violence at a deadly white supremacist demonstration.

"The Fake News Media is working overtime to blame me for the disgusting attack in New Zealand". And we nee this president to really represent our values. Kaine and Tlaib spoke on CNN's "State of the Union".

Other reports by

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER