The Shack Blog

Words and things, mostly words.

Christchurch Massacre

I don’t have a whole lot to say about the shootings in New Zealand mosques. The responses across social media have been about what one would expect. The discussion as to whether or not right-wing pundits have been agitating for violence against Muslims is a necessary one, although I doubt the issue will be resolved in the wake of this massacre — even with almost 50 people counted among the dead at this point.

I’m disturbed by how unchallenged most Islamophobia is, and further bothered by the mealy-mouthed statement released by the leader Canada’s Conservative party. Then again, I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised given Andrew Scheer’s inability to denounce Faith Goldy, as obvious a white supremacist as one could be. The thought that he may end up being Prime Minister makes me want to vomit with rage…

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