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Terror attack on Christchurch mosques: Shooter a white supremacist seeking revenge


Sydney, May 15 (AP): The gunman behind at least one of the mosque shootings in New Zealand that left 49 people dead on Friday tried to make a few things clear in the manifesto he left behind: He is a 28-year-old Australian white nationalist who hates immigrants. He was set off by attacks in Europe that were perpetrated by Muslims. He wanted revenge, and he wanted to create fear.

He also, quite clearly, wanted attention.

Though he claimed not to covet fame, the gunman - whose name was not immediately released by police - left behind a 74-page document posted on social media under the name Brenton Tarrant in which he said he hoped to survive the attack to better spread his ideas in the media.

He also livestreamed to the world in graphic detail his assault on the worshippers at Christchurch's Al Noor Mosque.

That rampage killed at least 41 people, while an attack on a second mosque in the city not long after killed several more. Police did not say whether the same person was responsible for both shootings.

While his manifesto and video were an obvious and contemptuous ploy for infamy, they do contain important clues for a public trying to understand why anyone would target dozens of innocent people who were simply spending an afternoon engaged in prayer.

There could be no more perplexing a setting for a mass slaughter than New Zealand, a nation so placid and so isolated from the mass shootings that plague the U.S. that even police officers rarely carry guns.

Yet the gunman himself highlighted New Zealand's remoteness as a reason he chose it. He wrote that an attack in New Zealand would show that no place on earth was safe and that even a country as far away as New Zealand is subject to mass immigration.

He said he grew up in a working-class Australian family, had a typical childhood and was a poor student. A woman who said she was a colleague of his when he worked as a personal trainer in the Australian city of Grafton said she was shocked by the allegations against him.

"I can't ... believe that somebody I've probably had daily dealings with and had shared conversations and interacted with would be able of something to this extreme," Tracey Gray told the Australian Broadcasting Corp.

Beyond his white nationalistic ideals, he also considers himself an environmentalist and a fascist who believes China is the nation that most aligns with his political and social values. He has contempt for the wealthiest 1 percent. And he singled out American conservative commentator Candace Owens as the person who had influenced him the most.

In a tweet, Owens responded by saying that if the media portrayed her as the inspiration for the attack, it had better hire lawyers.

Throughout the manifesto, the theme he returns to most often is conflict between people of European descent and Muslims, often framing it in terms of the Crusades.

He wrote that the episode that pushed him toward violence took place in 2017 while he was touring through Western Europe. That was when an Uzbek man drove a truck into a crowd of people in Stockholm, killing five. The Australian was particularly enraged by the death of an 11-year-old Swedish girl in the attack.

He said his desire for violence grew when he arrived in France, where he became enraged by the sight of immigrants in the cities and towns he visited.

And so he began to plot his attack. Three months ago, he started planning to target Christchurch. He claimed not to be a direct member of any organization or group, though he said he has donated to many nationalist groups. He also claimed he contacted an anti-immigration group called the reborn Knights Templar and got the blessing of Anders Breivik for the attack.

Breivik is a right-wing Norwegian extremist who killed 77 people in Oslo and a nearby island in 2011. Breivik's lawyer Oeystein Storrvik told Norway's VG newspaper that his client, who is in prison, has "very limited contacts with the surrounding world, so it seems very unlikely that he has had contact" with the New Zealand gunman.

The gunman had a long wish list for what he hoped the attack would achieve. He hoped it would reduce immigration by intimidating immigrants. He hoped to drive a wedge between NATO and the Turkish people. He hoped to further polarize and destabilize the West. And he hoped to create more conflict over gun laws in the U.S., thus leading to a civil war that would ultimately result in a separation of races.

Though he claimed not to be a Nazi, in the video he livestreamed of the shooting the number 14 is seen on his rifle. That may be a reference to the "14 Words," a white supremacist slogan attributed in part to Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf," according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. He also used the symbol of the Schwarze Sonne, or black sun, which "has become synonymous with myriad far-right groups who traffic in neo-Nazi," according to the center.

His victims, he wrote, were chosen because he saw them as invaders who would replace the white race. He predicted he would feel no remorse for their deaths. And in the video he livestreamed of his shooting, no remorse can be seen or heard. Instead, he simply says: "Let's get this party started."

Then he picks up his gun, storms into the mosque, and cuts down one innocent life after another.

When it is over, he climbs back into his car, where he has left his music playing - the song "Fire" by the English rock band The Crazy World of Arthur Brown. And right after the singer bellows, "I am the god of hellfire!" the gunman drives away.

Some of the material posted by the killer resembles the meme-heavy hate speech prominent in dark corners of the internet. Beneath the online tropes lies a man who matter-of-factly wrote that he was preparing to conduct a horrific attack.


Music

- The shooter’s soundtrack as he drove to the mosque included an upbeat-sounding tune that belies its roots in a destructive European nationalist and religious conflict. The nationalist Serb song from the 1992-95 war that tore apart Yugoslavia glorifies Serbian fighters and Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic, who is jailed at the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague for genocide and other war crimes against Bosnian Muslims. A YouTube video for the song shows emaciated Muslim prisoners in Serb-run camps during the war. “Beware Ustashas and Turks,” says the song, using wartime, derogatory terms for Bosnian Croats and Muslims.

- When the gunman returned to his car after the shooting, the song “Fire” by English rock band “The Crazy World of Arthur Brown” can be heard blasting from the speakers. The singer bellows, “I am the god of hellfire!” as the man, a 28-year-old Australian, drives away.


Symbols

- At least two rifles used in the shooting bore references to Ebba Akerlund, an 11-year-old girl killed in an April 2017 truck-ramming attack in Stockholm by Rakhmat Akilov, a 39-year-old Uzbek man. Akerlund’s death is memorialized in the gunman’s apparent manifesto, published online, as an event that led to his decision to wage war against what he perceives as the enemies of Western civilization.

- The number 14 is also seen on the gunman’s rifles. It may refer to “14 Words,” which according to the Southern Poverty Law Center is a white supremacist slogan linked to Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf.” He also used the symbol of the Schwarze Sonne, or black sun, which “has become synonymous with myriad far-right groups,” according to the center, which monitors hate groups.


Historical References

- In photographs from a now deleted Twitter account associated with the suspect that match the weaponry seen in his live-streamed video, there is a reference to “Vienna 1683,” the year the Ottoman Empire suffered a defeat in its siege of the city at the Battle of Kahlenberg. “Acre 1189,” a reference to the Crusades, is also written on the guns.

- Four names of legendary Serbs who fought against the 500-year-rule of the Muslim Ottomans in the Balkans, written in the Cyrillic alphabet, are also seen on the gunman’s rifles.

- The name Charles Martel, who the Southern Poverty Law Center says white supremacists credit “with saving Europe by defeating an invading Muslim force at the Battle of Tours in 734,” was also on the weapons. They also bore the inscription “Malta 1565,” a reference to the Great Siege of Malta, when the Maltese and the Knights of Malta defeated the Turks.

- The names of two 15th-century Hungarian military leaders known for fighting against the advancing Ottomans are also mentioned. John Hunyadi’s name is written on a rifle, while Mihaly Szilagyi Horogszegi’s name is on an ammunition magazine.


Comment on this article

  • John V., Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 17 2019

    I can definitely understand the pain our Muslim brothers are feeling. One does not have to be a Muslim to feel such pain. I have to ask them one question: when hundreds of Christians were bombed in Pakistani and Egyptian Churches, you did not feel any pain, nor did you condemn the terrorists. Is it because the people who lost their lives were non-Muslims or what you call them "infidels"? Why double standard? When your guys do such things, it's jihad for you guys and when the same thing is done by others, it's terrorism.

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  • rajeev t shetty, mangalore.

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    BE ANTI TERRORIST,BUT PLEASE DONT BE ANTI INSANIYATH.

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  • Peter Saldanha, Udupi

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Paki PM Imran Khan did not condemn Pulwama attack because dead were Kafirs, but he was quick to condemn NZ killings....what a hypocracy....when you close your eyes and keep quiet when Jehadis killing other communities death will come to your doorstep,, Hundreds of Coptic christians killed by ISIS, Iraqi christians (oldest christians living in the world), Kurdhish Shias were killed, In Pakistan churches were attacked, No one condemned, because Kafir blood is cheap.. Some part of London whites and non muslims are not allowed, Ghetto kind of living, Whites will be minority soon in Europe, you think they will not retaliate?

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  • Nisar, Kundapura /Dubai

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Hey Chris Tel Aviv

    listen...

    A German Muslim scholar when he was asked about TERRORISM and Islam.
    He said. "Who started the first world war? Not Muslims!!
    Who started the second world war? Not Muslims!!
    Who killed 6 million Jews in the Holocaust ? Not Muslims.
    Who killed about 20 millions of Aborigines in Australia ? Not Muslims!!
    Who sent the nuclear bombs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Not Muslims!!
    Who killed more than 100 millions of Indians in North America? Not Muslims!!
    Who killed more than 50 million of Indians in south America? Not Muslims!!
    Who took about 180 millions of African people as slaves and 88% of them died and were thrown overboard into Atlantic ocean? Not Muslims!!
    No, NOT Muslims!! First of all, You will have to define terrorism properly. If a non-Muslim does something bad. It is crime. But if a Muslim commits the same. He is a Terrorist. So first remove this double standards. Then come to the point. I am proud to be a MUSLIM !!

    Lets spread Love, Tolerance and Humanity with each other...

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  • Alwyn, Canada

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    If everyone practice love and humanity then for sure Syria Yemen Somalia Afghan Pakistan and list goes on will be peace. None of them are in peace and wherever they go they create instability just because why? Same token so many Hindus Sikhs Buddhist go every corner of the world but none of them created such environments any part of the world. Rather integrated and contributed to those nations generous way with mixing thier religion evan though they were proud of their faith. You can be proud in your belief at home and worship places but dont dictate in public life of your faith thinking superior way. That is called stupid way of living

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  • Nisar, Kundapura /Dubai

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Just flash back... who is supplying the sofisticated weapens to them and for what?

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  • Alwyn, Canada

    Sun, Mar 17 2019

    Nisor god has given beza to everyone..use wisely before using sophisticated weapons regardless of who has given. If you used it to kill kafirs then you think how long all.kafirs act like dump.evan though thier faith thought them to be forgive one another and love your enemy. Did you guys ever thought this? If yes all.problems will be solved.by yesterday.
    Please learn to forgive.and start.loving your enemy and you will never be the one what you think your. That is what jesus died on the cross.for us read story of jesus and you will see the real light in your life.

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  • H. A Dsouza, Damoh

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    You are taking excuse for terrorism.Christian contribution for better world is commendable.Modern Democracy, human rights, Technology etc are gift of Christian faith.Is there any other faith promoting suicide bombing ? Jihadi Ideology of Islam one day will make this World hell.

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  • SmR, Karkala

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    The rising 'anti-immigrant' parties of Europe and the Australian continent on the popularity of 'hate' has invited the new wave terror in their own doorstep. Let's not forget the 'colonial era' which ruled for centuries depriving the native people now facing the crisis of war of adventurous for resources and the lust of rule facing the reversed tide of a great humanitarian tragedy into refugee seeking shelter and security.
    Australia is no excluded from the crisis which saw early immigrant from Tamils from Srilanka, then Afghanistan, Lebanon, Muslims from Myanmar which resulted in electing -Anti-immigrant' party. The 'Black Friday' terror suspects Brenton Tarrant is bi-product of such parties which seek votes on hatred.
    Does the world intelligent fail to protect this attack?
    Yes! Terrorism in America, West: Major terror attacks by White men, media terms them 'shooter' or 'gunmen'. As many as 50 persons were killed in one of the worst shooting incidents in American history by Stephen Paddock in Las Vegas. But the media was not using the word 'Terror'.
    Anders Breivik in Norway shot dead 77 persons, who had a large cache of arms and ammunition and went on a firing spree, was later arrested and follow up stories described him as 'Madman' or 'Insane', more often, as 'Delusional Shooter'.
    Brenton parents are of Scottish, Irish and English stock. He had a regular childhood, without any great issues. He had little interest in education, barely achieving a passing grade. He began planning an attack roughly 2 years in advance and an attack at the location in Christchurch 3 months in advance. Has a brief history of connection with Norwegian shooter Breivik which 'Europe' has declared insane.
    When Queen Elizabeth to leaders of the entire world condemned the 'terror attack', only Indian PM Modi remained silent who is seeking votes using for upcoming elections martyrdom soldiers in Pulwama terror attack.
    Will Facebook, Australia, EU, BBC will accept terror beyond 'Muslim'?
    JH

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  • Thomas Pascal Andrade, Valencia / Toronto

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    I don't think he is an anti-Muslim but an anti-immigrants. He went to the Mosques where you find mostly immigrants from Asian & Africans countries, not White people. For him non-White Muslims, Christians and Hindus are same because they are immigrants. If he had gone to a Church, he would find more Whites than non-Whites. He would have also gone to a Hindu temple and killed Hindus though I don't know if there is any such temple in Christchurch. Yes, he did kill the innocent unharmed worshippers and he would be definitely punished by the NZ Govt. The NZ or any Western Governments will not protect the terrorists where the law is equal to Christians and non-Christians. We know how the terrorists like bin Laden, al-Zawahiri, Azhar, Masood, etc. etc. (the list is so long and I don't want to waste my time writing their names here) were / are royally protected by Pak governments BECAUSE they are killing non-Muslims who are in their opinion "infidels" or kafirs. Nearly 4,000 people were killed in 9/11 attack, many more in London and other parts of Europe, scores of Christians were killed in Iraq & Syria, we have seen many such killings in Mumbai and other parts of our country.... who did it? Definitely not Christians. Well, I am not trying to justify what this lunatic guy did in NZ. This is just an one-off case, very uncommon to be done by a Christian. Having said, I would further say terrorism is terrorism whether it is done by Christians or Muslims, Whites or Blacks. It’s heart wrenching. My prayers go to the victims and their families.

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  • sense_shetty, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    New Zealands Prime minister says Sorry .. This is the key difference between terror states such as Pakistan,saudi arabia kuwait ..etc.. in these states it would have been considered as "khafirs" being killed and the awaiting virgins in heaven and that all is well and within Sharia boundaries..

    Whereas as in India,Germany,bhutan,nepal, europe,south america,france,britain,USA,Canada ..and other culturally tolerant states ..it is considered as a national shame.
    interestingly ..when a muslim is killed certain people here feel they are humans ...and when a non muslim is killed ..they feel khafirs are killed and they deserve to be killed ..
    Anyways ..as a human I condemn killing of fellow humans in the name of religion..caste,creed ,ethnicity etc..
    Law is a matter of state and let the state do what is deemed necessary to protect its citizens ..please do not take law into your own hands.

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  • Sheik Najeeb, Udupi / Dubai

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Hang him front of public..Blood to blood..we don't want to know who is he and what is his story...

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  • Chris, Tel Aviv

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    He is not in sharia land . He is in Christian world . Peace lovers can do that in their country.

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  • Moshu, mangaluru

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Chris.
    Aap ko bar bar mirchi kyo lagti hi? Why you always defend this terrorist?goray log ke fan ho KYA? No fair dear.

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Sheik Najeeb,
    What you got to say about the man responsible for killing our forty brave men in cold blood murders at Pulwama.

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  • Alwyn, Canada

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Is not using cruel law like stone age where whole world is in war and this young man being a victim of such hate law makes him hate others due to the world keep on creating mess every corner of this world. They use proper law in a human way. What you mean by blood to blood.? Are you crazy to create such statements? Please start talking about peace forgiveness rather commit hate. Best is stop your ideology and fake belief where innocent die in the hands of those believe in outdated stuff.

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    If we have lost peace in the world today it is because of people who call for blood for blood. They forget the fact that those who live by the sword will perish by the sword.

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  • Shammi, Karnataka

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Comeon guys,
    Check current news,international media.He is a gym trainer who lately travelled to europe and there he found france had new invasion,many immigrants ,many different culture which he couldn't tolerate the cultural diversity.
    Its sad that why he didn't find out the reason,so many immigrants travelling to Germany ,France,greeceetc.Its because of white supremacist bombing in syria,Iraq etc.

    IF HE THINKS THIS WAY,THEN WHAT SHOULD EMIRATIS,KUWAITIS,BAHRAINIS ,OMANIS ETC SHOULD THINK,IT SHOWS THAT THEY ARE VERY MUCH TOLERANT .

    STOP BOMBING ON MIDDLEEAST ,LEVEL OF IMMIGRATION WILL GET DOWN,

    LET THE ARAB WORLD FORM A BETTER WORLD FOR THEMSELVES ,EDUCATION,HEALTH SECTOR,YOU HAVE DESTROYED ALL THIS AND WHAT DO U EXPECT THEM TO BECOME STATUE.

    Whatever Almighty knows who is the BIG manipulator,DON'T BLAME ONE PARTICULAR COMMUNITY,ITS ALL WHITE /ZIONIST COLONISATION BACK 1000 YEARS AGO BEGAN.

    They didn't spare the prophets(p)then will they leave normal innocents.

    Verily lord is most parient,most merciful.BUT DEATH IS MANDATORY AND NO ONE KNOWS WHATS IN FOR EVERY SOUL EXCEPT ALMIGHTY.

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  • Chittar Kumar, Bengaluru

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Yes, let us blame on all but ourselves. Most of the problems in the Middle East are local. (tribal/ethnic/religious(Shia/Sunni) etc). Sometimes, foreign elements do interfere but the main cause is local. Syria (Assad who is a Alawite is challenged by Sunnis etc) Bahrain (Minority Sunnis challenged by Shias), Yemen ( free for all among the minority Shias and Sunnis and along tribal lines) etc. So, take the first step and acknowledge that you have huge internal problems instead of wanting to blame foreigners at every step.

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  • John V., Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Do all the bad things in the world and blame the US and Israel. Do you guys ever accept your wrongdoings?

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  • Alwyn, Canada

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    John once the petrol becomes obsolete then these idiots will be the beggar of this world. All these war created by petrol money will stop. Wherever these idots go there the peace goes away and turns into a war zone. Sad to see Europe turns into bad now. Electric vehicles is the solution to stop these terrorists finding. All the shrieks sit in thier kingdoms and fund for spread fake ideology everywhere and these poor believers the victims of what happened in this case go and do things again st the laws of west and person in this photo get annoyed with these immigrants modify white way of living and does this.it is sad but true. We feel sad and result white consider all of us brown and we may be the victims as well. These pakis Afghan have made the west like a garage with thier clothing and the way they live. Kind of no go zone. Act like world belongs to their father same way pakis think

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  • Moshu, mangaluru

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    "White" terror dominating globe for generations, either in the form of hatred, racism or in the form of their self interest goals.

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  • Alwyn, Canada

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Moshu we prefer. Live under white than moguls. White build bridges, schools hospitals still stand strong and tall all part of the world. What is contribution of moguls other than own palaces or religious buildings for thier own interests for thier lavish lifestyle with 100 wives with 1000 kids at the cost of poor. It still continues in middleeast. Get educated my friend and be not a slaves of the fools. Mistake happens but learn from it.

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  • Sukul Rao, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    This was sooner or later expect from the locals. These immigrants from 'peaceful 'countries are ditching their hell hole and migrating in hordes to Europe, USA , NS, Aus , Canada etc. The issues is, they expect, want & demand special treatment. Like Halal meat, Halal water , Madrassas where there are more than 2 houses, Mosques with speakers, unique dressing attire, no family planning etc. Moreover they cannot co exist and dessist others from residing close to their houses if they are majority .Eg Birmingham. If they are weeping now, its only they who have to be blamed. They should not leave their countries where such type of 'special previleges' are a norm and accepted.

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  • Chris, Tel Aviv

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    This is just the beginning , thier religion is totally incompatible with the Judeo Christian faith and culture , they are better off living in countries which follow their religion.

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  • SN, MANGALORE

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    your word speaks what you are. Be moderate and gentle in whatever you speak.

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  • Navneeth, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    1993 Mumbai 300 died, 26/11 Mumbai 200 died, 9/11 USA 3000 died, Phulwama 40 died. But there was no such hue and cry. No such condemnation , No candle light, flowers to these people . Today even Imran Khan is weeping for NZ victims as his country is busy producing terrorists. Why such double standards????????

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  • Vantage Point, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Though I condemn this attack , I would say that all this while the peacefulls kept quiet , showing sympathizing , silently supporting and not condemning any attack anywhere in the world by terrorists. Today we see them playing the victim card. So are they 2 sided.? Playing Victim Card as Minority and Persecuting others as Majority?

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  • SN, MANGALORE

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Treat a terrorist as terrorist as his intention was to kill innocents who had no hand in any kind of terrorist activities taken place. One can agree if he wanted to take revenge killing any terrorist responsible for any such terrorist activities. By doing so he is standing as NO 1 terrorist in the world as directly responsible for killing so many innocent people. The way he and his team conducted the operation using social media and their intention is like as if they wanted to get award of bravery for their adventure. His face shows that he is filled with hatred and like ticking bomb.

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  • alwyn, mangalore

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    I totally agree with you and same thing is applicable for Pulwama attack also.

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  • Peter Saldanha, Udupi

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    he is a white Jehadi

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  • Mahathma, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Innocent worshipers should not be killed!!! he must have killed terrorists??? seems mentally sick...but he is the part of right wing criminal group.

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  • Thousif, Manglore,Bolar

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Mahmata did you see any terrorist killing other terrorist? He is not mentality sick he is white terrorist..

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  • right thinker, mangalore

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    DON'T CALL HIM GUNMAN , HE IS A TERRORIST . TERRORIST MUST BE CALLED AS TERRORIST .

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  • Chris, Tel Aviv

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    He is a crusader fighting the terrorists.

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  • Thousif, Manglore, Bolar

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Then Palestian people are also crusader who fighting against iseral terrorist.. robbers land theif ..

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  • John V., Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    You should read the history before you call Israel before you comment. Where were Israel for more than 2000 years?

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  • Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    HUMANS SHOULD NOT KILL HUMANS.
    THOU SHALT NOT KILL IS A FUNDAMENTAL COMMANDMENT OF GOD.


    Jaisa Karni Vaisa Barni.

    Matthew 26:52: "Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword."

    MY SYMPATHIES TO THE DEAD AND MAY THE LORD GOD WIPE OUT THE TEARS AND FEARS FROM THE DECEASED RELATIVES AND FRIENDS.

    MAY GOD BLESS INDIA AND THE WHOLE WORLD IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT AMEN.

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  • Raju, Karkala

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    I think he inspired by Pulwama attack

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  • Kevin, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Recently Islamists bombed a cathedral in Philippines which killed many Christians, this attack balances things out .Fight terror with terror , they have toyed with the emotion of Christians long enough .

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  • H.A.Sayed, Udupi- Muscat

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    All media is calling him shooter and extremist
    he is a terrorist

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    What is his agenda ,but he also killed innocents.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    retaliation 4 da injustice meted out 2 christians from ...... trump has done well 2 u.s.a

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  • Chris, Tel Aviv

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Now jihadis all over the world are scratching their heads thinking how this happened , they got a taste of their own medicine.

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  • Maria, Dubai, UAR

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Mr. Chris, tel Aviv, there's something called humanity also which is beyond any belief or culture. May it be any religion or belief, human life is precious and the one who plays with it can never be from his religion. So please respect human life and don't support the people who play with others life. Religion is just being used by these criminals to hide their sins/ crimes. And most of us get carried away thinking that the criminal belongs to our religion and he is just taking the revenge. This will go on and on, then one fine day the victim of these criminals could be you, me or our loved ones.
    We must follow the good things our religion teaches us. So lets pray for all the victims who died or went through any kind of torture by any of such criminals irrespective of their religions and nationality.
    Let's support HUMANITY rather than these criminals carrying fake so called religion mask.
    May God almighty show mercy on all the victims and their families of such attacks.
    Thank you and apologies if I have hurt anyone in my comment. God bless you all.

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  • SmR, Karkala

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Sir, When the whole world is in grief, you are comment are excluded and more regrettable. You draw lines religion for terror who themselves don't follow the world of God.

    Didn't you read in the bible “You shall not murder". like Quran for Muslims reads "For that cause We decreed for the Children of Israel that whosoever killeth a human being for other than manslaughter or corruption in the earth, it shall be as if he had killed all mankind, and whoso saveth the life of one, it shall be as if he had saved the life of all mankind. Our messengers came unto them of old with clear proofs (of Allah's Sovereignty), but afterwards lo! many of them became prodigals in the earth".

    Anyone who says the Bible, Quran or Torah advocates terrorism obviously hasn't read.

    You put yourself among the 49 people who killed in Christchurch mosques. No mother will like to see her son/daughter body riddled with bullets for the reason and hate for the fault of others. No religion advocates hate.
    I don't know you're upbringing. But only widows, orphans and parents now the pain of losing a lost one. No matter whichever religion he belongs to.

    Love, compulsion and humanity are essential for a human to be a good human. Let's not forget our blood color is the same.
    Jai Hind

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  • Nayak, Udupi/Blore

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Surprisingly no one branded it as "Christian terrorism"

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    claimed by 1 or two individuals not an organisation.

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Exactly....its not religious or group of religious people sponcered. All christians have condemned the act, no one is going to support him. But its not the case in jihadis, they are actively backed by religious heads, states.

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  • S. D'Silva, Bangalore

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    To make you happy I call him Christian Terrorist, but he is not my brother, cousin or relative. Just for your statistics. What type of people, looking everything in communal eyes

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  • H. A Dsouza, Damoh

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    He looks like mentally disturbed person he should be severely punished for killing innocent worshipers.

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  • Thomas Pinto, Mumbai

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Law will nor prosecute mentaly disturbed person,,,so he should be released soon...

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  • dev, mangalore

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Mr. jossey has no comments on this. is it because he cant blame PM Modi for it.
    May the innocent people he died Rest In Peace

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  • S. R. Fernandes, Mumbai

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Always waiting for Jossy's comments, "In Love with Jossy"

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  • Chris, Tel Aviv

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    This is not action , this is a reaction .and many more reactions to follow .

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  • Maria, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Sun, Mar 17 2019

    Mr. Chris, tel Aviv, there's something called humanity also which is beyond any belief or culture. May it be any religion or belief, human life is precious and the one who plays with it can never be from his religion. So please respect human life and don't support the people who play with others life. Religion is just being used by these criminals to hide their sins/ crimes. And most of us get carried away thinking that the criminal belongs to our religion and he is just taking the revenge. This will go on and on, then one fine day the victim of these criminals could be you, me or our loved ones.
    We must follow the good things our religion teaches us. So lets pray for all the victims who died or went through any kind of torture by any of such criminals irrespective of their religions and nationality.
    Let's support HUMANITY rather than these criminals carrying fake so called religion mask.
    May God almighty show mercy on all the victims and their families of such attacks.
    Thank you and apologies if I have hurt anyone in my comment. God bless you all.

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  • Krishna Dasa, Udupi,.

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Kuklux Clan in USA, Nazis was in Germany, ISSI & Taliban in Muslim world and BJP with RSS in India have same mentality and dangerous. Governments should put complete stop on them.

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  • jhanavi, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Where did mass killing happen by BJP... simply dont create a story for the heck of hating the party....

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  • JP, Mangalore/Dubai

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    I hope you were around in 2002

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  • Arun Kumar, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Gujarat is in Pakistan???????

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  • Ravi, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Gujarat ???? Huh that was reaction not action … Karma pays back !

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Every Religion Preaches Tolerance ...

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  • Chris, Tel Aviv

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    are you being naive ?

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  • Don, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Are you well versed in "every" religion? I doubt it.

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  • Alwyn, Canada

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Not all. If yes then why world is on fire.think properly of this

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  • Alwyn, Canada

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    This incident is a great example to think wisely around us, within us and look why such incidents took place? Cause root? Answer is many of us know it by now. It has happened in Newzealand and govt has taken quick actions and all west acted to protect Muslim worshippers and mosques but it happens in many muslims countires like Pakistan Afghan Somalia it never reaches to a media and so many people die. My point here is killing is not a solutions. People has to sit and think why world has reached to this level? Who created such hate? Every year many Christian worshippers are killed in Pakistan Egypt Nigeria and many places but it never makes to the main media and evan those countries govt never protect them and evan support cleansing the minorities. Bottomline is love one a other without limitation of religion or superiority of faith of others. Love one another like you love your own self's. Stop preaching violence and hate no one. God bless you all. Let's pray for those who has died with this sad incident.

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Just see, the terrorists who belongs to a particular community, but not a single person from that community has supported this criminal world wide. That does not happen in case of jihadis, many countries support them, which should stop

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  • Ali, Mlore

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    But in our country people rape small girsl in temple,and similar mind set people take rallies supportimg them.Also Attacking women and killing in the name of beef also supported by them.

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  • jhanavi, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Do you know how many rapes happen in madrasas on daily basis.... dont simply change the topic by pointing out some issues in other religion.. accept that yes in your community there are few radical thinkers who are threat to entire world.. we are not talking about country specifically... even though we think about a country which incidents are often .. terror attacks isnt it... why simply try to cover up.. yes rapes are happening and that is very wrong.. but thats those stupid men in all religions who do such acts...THEY ARE SICK PEOPLE...... but killing in mass just to spread religion around the world... compare the deaths happening due to terrorism ..with others... i

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  • G M Hegde, Udupi

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    They will never talk of someone who married a 9 year old girl. Most inhuman

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    What has happened is a act of terror, no individual supports this, nor any country supported this. NZ will take proper legal action against the guilty and won't support them due to their religious status. That's the difference between Pakistan and other countries, Pakistan grows, supports terror, but here no one is supporting the terrorists. We all have to condemn the attack and not support this as mainly done in their community. Whi ever kills Innocent people are terrorists.

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Mumbai

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Unfortunately there is no death penalty in NZ at present.

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Yes, even i checked that.

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  • Moshu, mangaluru

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    White supremecy along with hartred towards particular one religion and community. He did nothing new but repeated history.

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  • Alwyn, Canada

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Whether it is white or Christian govt has takes action agiast this terrorist crime including many western nations stand together against such act without supporting white or his religion. My point is such incidents happens repeatedly in Pakistan Afghan Somalia towards minorities of those nations we hardly hear from leaders of those nztions stopping such crime. World is getting angry and frustrated like this terrorist has did killing innocent people in the worship place. Brother my humble request is please hate no one. Do your best to love one another and pray that peace to all including country like isreal who is a victims of such violence every day. Place like indian borders is a victim of every day. Best is condemn violence completely without bias.

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  • Don, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Moshu, Mangaluru

    Over the centuries killings/bomb blasts have been taking place inside mosques all over many Muslim countries that are far too many to enumerate.

    In November and December of 1979 the Mahdi's and their supporters took over the Grand mosque in Mecca and killed several hundreds of pilgrims. For over 2 months the armed forces of several countries tried and failed. First the Saudis, then the Arab forces led by Jordan & Egypt, then the Pakistanis. Finally, after a lot of reluctance they brought in the White French Military that was predominantly Christian and after two months of continues blood shed in the holiest of holy places the Grand mosque was liberated. In 1980 Saudi's fired on a group of Iranian Pilgrim and 450 Shite Muslims carrying placards of Khomeini and shouting anti Saudi royal family slogans were killed in Mecca. A few years ago there were also bomb blasts in prophets mosque in Medina

    White Supremes have even attacked an African American Christian churches in the US a few years ago and killed several black Christian worshippers. Hence, before you go ahead and condemn others, remember you cannot see the beam in your own eyes.

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  • Shoaib Sheik, Mangalore/Dubai

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Excuse me Mr, there are some misunderstanding and misinformation in your comment so let me complete it.
    1- It was not for the period of 2 months but from 20-Nov-1979 to 04-Dec-1979(15 days).
    2- Jordan or Egypt where not involved in the action.
    3- Saudi Army and Pakistani commandos carried out the operation
    4- The three GIGN(French) commandos trained and equipped the Saudi forces and devised their attack plan, but did not take part in the action and did not set foot in the Mosque.(According to that of then GIGN commanding officer Christian Prouteau)
    5- On 9 January 1980, 63 rebels were publicly beheaded in the squares of eight Saudi cities.
    (ALLAHU AKBAR)....

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  • James Fernandes, Barkur/Chicago

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Lenten fasting , prayers and almsgiving may help. Besides silence.

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  • S. R. Fernandes, Mumbai

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    What connection this incident has with Lent and fasting ? Does everyone who prays and fasting are saints ? Are you a real faithful Christian ?

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  • Don, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    There are non violent ways of expressing ones displeasure. Two wrongs DO NOT make one right.
    This is sick mind, who joins the ranks of the infamous, and is condemned to the dustbin of history.

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  • Kevin, Dubai

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    People like this should be given stringent and the harshest punishment and immediate death by firing squad to send out a strong message . It doesn’t matter what religion , caste, culture or section of the society he or she or any person belongs to. It doesn’t matter if she eats meat or not as well. Such acts should be punished and be strictly condemned by all. Sorry for the victims and their families who have to face troubled times because of a crazy lunatic .may god give them strength to go through this difficult time . This is why it is important that we are all humans first .

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Just hang this fellow openly.

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  • Nasir, Bajpe

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    He is not a shooter.

    He is a terrorist.

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Absolutely. No doubt. He is a terrorist. Killing with guns is act of terror. Just notice the mood of the world, no christian country is supporting this terrorist. Is that the case in jihadi terror? Pakistan, saudi, iran, iraq....etc supported terrorists.

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  • Pravin, Udupi

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    No. He is a shooter.

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  • Thousif, Manglore,Bolar

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Revenge for what killing innocent Muslim man and women ? Thse all drama of white terrorist to hide his sin .. hang him to death no need his story

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  • Gabriel Lewis, Brahmavar

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    It is unfortunate that a so called Christian did it.

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Its a act of an individual, no country or fellow community didn't support or endorse this.

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  • Maria, Moodbidri

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    You guys fed the snakes in your back yard. Bringing the refugees & giving them all kinds of aid , in return they start to hate western culture ! Now the revenge !

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  • Alwyn, Canada

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Maria you are 100% correct. All these people come here with dozen kids and milk the welfare from govt which is burden on honest hard working tax payers . Top of that pollute around saying things are against thier belief and has to change to meet thier belief system makes people get angry. So many Jews Buddhist Hindus Sikhs lived in west over 100 years with peace well integrated life with west and contribute d like anyone else without milking the free welfare like these refugees do. Most of them are pakis Afghan Somali who messing the peaceful life of the west. It is sad but true. That is why such hate and frustration of this individual may have caused to take such terrible action. Again I am sad what he did killing innocent people but all we can do is pray. God is kind and merciful.

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  • DocMaam, London

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Sadly, you are ABSOLUTLEY correct. Uk is spending millions just keeping tab on these people. The problem is that they never mix with the society wherever they go. They creat a group, community, area and city of their own and live in it. Remember Tilak nagar in Jayanagar 4th T Block in Bangalore? There are more Indians(that includes Indian muslims) in UK society than Muslims in general. But you rarely hear anything about them. When new currency notes were introduced, they were coated with beef fat. Hindus protested; government didnt care. When flu vaccine was introduced, muslims protested because it was made in chick embryo and hala procedures were not followed!! The government bend therules just to accommodate a section of society. As a consequence, any supermakret meat in britain is halal unless written otherwise. Hope India doesnt reach this state.

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  • Moshu, mangaluru

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Many like him have joined ISSI who were always hide their faces behind masks. The victims of the ISSI were only Islamic states.

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  • Kumari, Karkala

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Its nothing but people fighting back.

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  • Abdul jabbar, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Dont rejoice on deaths of innocents..Its your misconception and lack of sanity if u think its an act of fighting back

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  • Shaukath, Dubai

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Shooter !! Not terrorist

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  • Prabhu, Karkala

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Correct. He is not a terrorist. He is mentally disturbed peeson.

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    People,

    Guy is Australian Equivalent of Ku Klux Klan...we have few of these Character's in US...especially in South...they offered support to Donald Trump during his election but he refused...

    Here is brief explanation of KKK...

    Six Confederate veterans from Pulaski, Tennessee created the original Ku Klux Klan on December 24, 1865, shortly after the Civil War, during the Reconstruction of the South. The name was formed by combining the Greek kyklos (κύκλος, circle) with clan. The group was known for a short time as the "Kuklux Clan".

    Tak...Takk...

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