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Waleed Aly's response to the attack in Christchurch : I was shocked

"you must forgive me, this will not be my best words. The truth is that I don't want to talk to today. When I was asked if there was something I wanted to do, refused to give me the whole day, until I had this overwhelming feeling that it is my responsibility to do something about it. Maybe that is also wrong.

But of all the things that I could say tonight - I'm disappointed and scared and I feel overwhelmed by total hopelessness - would it say the Unehrlichste, that I'm shocked. I am not it easy.

There is nothing to what happened in Christchurch, which has shocked me.

I was also shocked when two years ago in a mosque in Quebec City, six people were shot. I was not shocked, as a man about six months later, a Van in the Finsbury Park mosque in London, and I was not shocked when eleven Jews were shot at the end of last year, in a synagogue in Pittsburgh, or as a nine Christians in a Church in Charleston, were killed. If we are honest, we knew this was coming.

today I was in the mosque, I go every Friday, just like the people in these mosques in Christchurch. I know exactly how these moments were before the start of the shootout. I know, how calm, how quiet, how Intro were spotting these people, before they were suddenly shot down, as secluded from the world, they felt, until the world broke in and her life ripped apart.

And I know that the people that did this, knew well enough how deeply defenseless the victims were at this Moment. This was a community prayer, which takes place every week, regular as clockwork. It's a slaughter with an appointment. And it is scary, because I will be participating, like millions of other Muslims, continue to be at these appointments, and it feels as if you place yourself on the salver.

But the is not Terrible. What frightened me the most was when I began to read the Manifesto, which had one of the most obvious offender is released. Because what I read there, the sound is not disturbed, but so familiar. Let me give some quotes to share with you, to show you what I mean.

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"The truth is that Islam is like any other Belief. It is the religious Equivalent of fascism", or "The true cause of the bloodshed, the migration program has made it possible for Muslim fanatics, ever immigrate". Or: "As we read in Matthew 26,52 ,All that take the sword shall perish by the sword.' And those who follow a violent Religion which brings you to assassinate us, can't be surprised when someone takes you at your word, and friendly, responsive."

How to sound these words now?

And how they sound now, when I tell you that this rates were part of the Manifesto?

they were actually published after the terrorist attack - on the letter head of the Australian Parliament. I know that they came from someone I don't want to call at the Moment explicitly, but all the parties have already denounced.(editor's note: refers to the ultra-right Senator Fraser Anning, struck several times already with the racist comments, and his statement to the Christchurch-attacks for the outrage caused. d. Red.).I also know that the leader of one of these parties, who are denouncing him now, has referred to Islam, formerly as a disease against which Australia must vaccinate. And even this party, despite some brave Attempts by our media to change at the edge.

But I also know a high ranking Person in our government, and once noted that we have made as a country is a mistake, because we have included Lebanese Muslims in the 70s. And I know that there are media reports of an eight-year-previous meeting of the shadow Cabinet, in the other high-ranking politicians suggested that his party should take advantage of the fears of Muslims that don't want to integrate, for their political strategy. This Person is one of the highest-ranking politicians that we have today in Australia.

I guess, although the words have said our politicians today, particularly the comments of Scott Morrison and his willingness to call this terrorism as terrorism, as well as the strength of his comments in General, but, nevertheless, I must say something: please Change your opinion, only because of the terrorism seems to come now from the white racists. If you are talking for years, to be in the communities that support him allegedly "tough on terrorism", they show us how serious you mean.

I for myself will say the same thing I said about four years ago after a terrible Islamist attack. Now we come together. Now we understand that this is not a game that the terrorist chooses his victims selectively, that we are a community and that everything we say to people to rip apart, to groups, to demonize it, pitting them against one another, that everything has consequences, even if we are not the ones with fingers on the trigger."

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Waleed Aly on Friday night said. The speech was shared via Social Media hundreds of thousands and more than two million Times.

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