New Zealand Leader Makes a Vow After MassacresNewser — Newser Editors
New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern spoke to parliament Tuesday and made a promise: She will never utter the name of the man accused of the mosque massacres.
"He sought many things from his act of terror but one was notoriety, that is why you will never hear me mention his name," she said, per the Guardian.
"He is a terrorist. He is a criminal. He is an extremist. But he will, when I speak, be nameless." She urged lawmakers and the public to speak the names of the victims instead.
Two other points:
- Social media: Ardern said the government would review the role of social media in the attack, reports NPR. "They are the publisher, not just the postman," she said.
"There cannot be the case of all profit, no responsibility." Among other things, the gunman live-streamed the assaults on Facebook.
- Heroes: Ardern praised the bravery of Naim Rasheed, who was killed while trying to wrestle away a gun, and Abdul Aziz, who is credited with saving lives by throwing a credit-card reader at the gunman at one of the mosques and causing him to flee.
- In Famed Oceanic Hole, a Chilling Discovery
- Nigerian Official Makes Bizarre Pizza Claim
- Most Profitable Company in World Isn't What You Think
This article originally appeared on Newser: New Zealand Leader Makes a Vow After Massacres