Christchurch mosque shooting (at least 50 dead)

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  1. LeBaron1973

    LeBaron1973 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    You've probably heard reports of this sad event. It appears that multiple shooters launched attacks on at least 2 Christchurch mosques, death toll (so far) 50 men, women and children.

    Fiona and I are safe as we live on the western outskirts of the city.

    I just wanted to advise all my forum friends that all is well with us, can't imagine the horror of listening to the imam's sermon when this vile act happened.

    I hope all members are well.

    Regards

    John Clements
     
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  2. jct

    jct Senior Member

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    Wtf is wrong with ppl. Why is the media instilling fear across everywhere? just because a few terrorist sects ruin it for the rest of the ppl. End rant (sure it could have been worded a lot better and longer)

    I'm very glad your safe.
     
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  3. 1Fury1

    1Fury1 Slab Side Slacker FCBO Gold Member

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    Very sad John, that is a lot of casualties. Not something one would expect to hear from NZ.
     
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  4. LeBaron1973

    LeBaron1973 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    No indeed, fiona said that apparently 9 are confirmed dead, but the !#$$ entered a mosque and opened fire.

    Thx for the comments guys, much appreciated.:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  5. Davea Lux

    Davea Lux Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Glad you and yours are ok.

    The late news here says that the shooter was a white nationalist bent on extracting revenge on Muslims for all the Christians that have been killed by terrorists. He left a lengthy manifesto mostly spewing nonsense. He also said that he hoped to reignite the anti gun debate and start a civil war in the US over the 2nd Amendment that would also be a race war along racial and ethnic lines. One sick SOB. News media here is also reporting 27 dead including women and children and that the area is still locked down. Wish the news was better.

    Dave
     
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  6. LeBaron1973

    LeBaron1973 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Thx Dave,

    Latest here is 4 in custody including a woman, death toll unconfirmed, will keep everyone informed, 'Its 18.14 here.

    Thx for the response.

    John
     
  7. LeBaron1973

    LeBaron1973 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Latest information - at least 40 dead.

    RIP

    John
     
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    Sorry to hear this. The world is getting crazier every day. Unfortunately I think it is only going to get worse.
    Glad you guys are ok.
     
  9. LeBaron1973

    LeBaron1973 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    :thankyou::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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    Good to here that you guys are ok
     
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  11. 1978 NYB

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    Glad to hear you are OK.
     
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    New Zealand put their terror level to high. They have never done that before.
     
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  13. LocuMob

    LocuMob Fluid Technician with a hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I thought of you when I heard this. Another cowardly act by an idiot. He even streamed it on a bodycam. Glad you are safe.
     
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    What is the world coming to. So sad. Prayers to the families and all those lives destroyed by this act of terror. Good Bless
     
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    Horrible thing, glad your safe.
     
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    John,
    Glad to hear you and your family are safe. I thought about you too when I read the news this morning.
     
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    Happy to hear you and the Missus are ok, John.
     
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    Hmm...I wonder who was behind this? If you want to rabble rouse in the US why would you do it in NZ unless someone else is behind it? I smell rats.
     
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    Glad you're okay. The increasing craziness is mind boggling.
     
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    @LeBaron1973

    John, you (the whole family) better keep eyes open on the streets. Stay safe!
     
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