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Direct line from Trump’s MAGA movement to the New Zealand Muslim massacre drawn by anti-racism expert

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In a series of tweets on Friday morning anti-racism activist and author Tim Wise made a direct connection between President Donald Trump’s Make America Great Again (MAGA) movement that propelled him into the White House and the rise of white nationalism that appears to have played a major role in the slaughter of 49 Muslims gunned down in a New Zealand mosque.

While the motives of the suspect behind the killings are still being investigated, Wise notes that Trump’s tepid response due to the religion of the victims is completely unsurprising.

“I think we all know that if a Muslim had gone into a church and massacred 49 Christians the president would be tweeting non stop, and not using the passive voice (“people died senselessly”) and naming Muslim extremism as the culprit, and renewing his call for bans/profiling,” Wise wrote.

He continued, “But when a white racist massacres Muslims, or a white racist massacres Jews (In Pittsburgh), he offers prayers and generic condemnations, with no reference to the hateful ideology at the root of the violence. The enemy is white supremacist/nationalist ideology.”

Wise then checked off multiple examples of white racists who have been exposed in the age of Trump, adding, “It is white racists who see Donald Trump as their avatar: an avatar of rage and nostalgic rebirth.”

In summary, he concluded, “It is a fight for the very soul of America. A fight for whether we go backwards to a time of white domination and racial fascism (which is what the MAGAts desire) or forward to multiracial democracy. Time’s up. Pick a side. Because they already have.”

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Prosecutors want hearing on revoking Roger Stone’s bail after he posted right-wing propaganda despite gag order

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Roger Stone may have violated his gag order with Instagram postings and federal prosecutors want a hearing for a judge to consider modifying the conditions of his release from jail pending trial.

"On or about June 18 and 19, 2019, the defendant posted to Instagram and Facebook, commenting about this case and inviting news organizations to cover the issue," prosecutors said in a filing the day after the most recent posting.

Stone is a longtime political advisor to Donald Trump.

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Prosecutors debunk right-wing conspiracy theory in new legal smackdown of Roger Stone

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Federal prosecutors debunked a conspiracy theory pushed by the far-right in a new legal brief filed on Thursday.

Longtine Donald Trump political advisor Roger Stone had argued federal investigators relied upon a report from the cyber research firm Crowdstrike to conclude that Russia had hacked the Democratic National Committee.

That contention, according to federal prosecutors, is "incorrect."

"While the prosecutors did not go into detail, they noted that the investigators gathered evidence of the Russians’ involvement independently, which led to the indictment last year of 12 Russian military officials in connection with the DNC hack," Politico reported.

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‘Call the mall cops!’ Roy Moore roasted after saying he’ll make ‘more personal contact with people’ in Senate run

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Roy Moore, the far-right politician who infamously lost an Alabama Senate race in 2017 after allegations emerged about him molesting teenage girls, announced on Thursday that he was going to once again run for office in 2020.

While touting his potential rematch with Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL), Moore was asked by a reporter what he will do differently this time around.

"I would like to make more personal contact with people," Moore responded.

Given that Moore's history of "personal contact" with underage women was what cost him the 2017 Senate race -- and even allegedly got him banned from a shopping mall that grew weary of his regular efforts to pick up teen girls -- Moore was quickly buried in ridicule on Twitter.

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