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Conservative names Republicans who have spouted the same claims made by New Zealand shooter about immigrants

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Conservative Max Boot linked the connection between President Donald Trump’s hateful rhetoric  to  the New Zealand shooter in a column for The Washington Post.

The shooter, who has been a identified as 28-year-old man, but his name has not been made public, released a long manifesto that detailed his views on hate towards Muslim and immigrants. Boot said that there is a common thread of ideologies that result in domestic attacks and said the New Zealand shooting was not an isolated incident.

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“In other words, when these are hate crimes rooted in pathologies shared by many others, rather than random emanations of a diseased mind,” he said.

Boot explained that extremists attack are not treated equally, and argued that “right-wing violence” should be treated with just as much seriousness as other forms of violence.

“Yet we do not treat all hate crimes equally. For decades, we have been understandably focused on attacks by Muslim extremists. I say understandably because 9/11 was the worst terrorist attack ever, and it was only a prelude of the horrors to come,” Boot wrote.

He added, “But a focus on Islamist violence should not distract us from the growing threat of right-wing violence.”

“The Anti-Defamation League reports that in the United States, ‘right-wing extremists collectively have been responsible for more than 70 percent of the 427 extremist-related killings over the past 10 years’, far outnumbering those committed by left-wing extremists or domestic Islamist extremists,” he said.

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He then drew comparisons between the New Zealand shooter’s rhetoric to that of King’s.

“The alleged Christchurch shooter’s loathsome manifesto is called ‘The Great Replacement,’ a common trope of white supremacists. He complained of ‘mass immigration’ and “higher fertility rates of the immigrants” leading to “the complete racial and cultural replacement of the European people,” he said.

He added, “Does any of this sound familiar? It should. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) has spoken of his own fears of the ‘great replacement.’ Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump’s former counselor, has voiced admiration for a racist French novel called ‘The Camp of the Saints’ that imagines France being overrun by nonwhite newcomers. Trump himself has expressed support for Le Pen; said: ‘Islam hates us’; praised white supremacists as ‘very fine people’; and warned of an ‘invasion’ of undocumented immigrants.”

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Even after the New Zealand shooting, Trump failed to condemn the spread of white nationalism and said the ideology was only believed by a “small group of people.”

Boot called out Trump’s rhetoric as “deeply disturbing.”

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“It is well past time for the president to accept responsibility for his rhetoric and to tone it down. Because the wrong words can inspire the worst acts,” he said.

Read the entire column here.


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Confederate battle flag banned — Marine Corps declares it a ‘threat to our core values’

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The United States Marine Corps banned the public display of the Confederate battle flag on Friday.

"Depictions of the Confederate battle flag are unauthorized in public and work spaces aboard an installation," the Marine Corps wrote in guidance to the troops.

The ban applies to bumper stickers, clothing and flags among other items.

"The Confederate battle flag has all too often been co-opted by violent extremist and racist groups whose divisive beliefs have no place in our Corps," the Marines explained.

"Our history as a nation, and events like the violence in Charlottesville in 2017, highlight the divisiveness the use of the Confederate battle flag has had on our society," the continued. "The presents a threat to our core values, unit cohesion, security, and good order and discipline."

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BUSTED: Police arrest Anthony Brennan III on assault charges after viral video of attack on teenage protesters

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On Friday, The Washington Post reported that authorities have arrested Anthony B. Brennan III, a man suspected of being the attacker caught on camera in Maryland attacking teenagers putting up posters protesting the death of George Floyd, and charged him with second-degree assault.

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Trump is ‘a soulless man with a broken mind’: George Conway calls out his wife’s boss in scathing op-ed

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George Conway, the prominent Republican attorney married to White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, blasted his wife's boss in a new Washington Post op-ed published online on Friday evening.

"Until three brief months ago, President Trump never faced a serious crisis, at least one not of his own making. But now he has faced two, and is failing two, in short order: the covid-19 pandemic, with its concomitant economic devastation; and now social unrest, and rioting, stemming from the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody," Conway wrote. "Lacking in humanity, Trump has had no idea how to handle either one."

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