By now, you’ve likely heard the horrific news of the white nationalist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand. Muslim families were targeted and fifty people were killed. Trump was asked on Friday if white nationalism is an increasing threat around the world. Trump’s answer was reminiscent of his commentary post on the Charlottesville mass shooting for which he was rightfully critiqued harshly worldwide.
“Do you see white nationalism as a rising threat around the world?" A reporter asked Trump on Friday.
"I don't really. I think it's a small group of people that have very, very serious problems, I guess," the President said. "If you look at what happened in New Zealand, perhaps that's the case, I don't know enough about it yet. They're just learning about the person and the people involved. But it's certainly a terrible thing." Trump answered.
Quick Fact Check: Of course, white nationalism is a rising threat, as demonstrated by data compiled by the Anti-Defamation League: https://www.vox.com/identities/2019/3/16/18268856/new-zealand-shooter-white-nationalism-united-states
Action: Show solidarity with our local Muslim community tonight!
Join the Muslim Association of Puget Sound for an Interfaith Vigil & Anti-Islamophobia Teach-In tonight at 7pm.
Can’t make it tonight? Here are a few things you can do:
The video of the killings is making its way around the internet: DO NOT SHARE THE VIDEO OF THE SHOOTING!
Follow CAIR, MAPS-AMEN, and other Muslim led organizations to see how you can help.
Donate to directly impacted families using the link below: https://www.launchgood.com/project/support_for_the_families__victims_of_the_new_zealand_mosque_shootings
Nearly two years ago to the day, Seattle made international news as we showed up to support our local Muslim community during the second attempt by Trump at implementing a Muslim Ban.
See you tonight at MAPS.
SEATTLE INDIVISIBLE MEETING
Tuesday, Mar. 19, 7:00 pm – Seattle Indivisible Meeting (1st & 3rd Tuesdays):
At the Washington State Labor Council in the Central District, 321 16th Avenue. This meeting venue is wheelchair-accessible and can be reached by King County Metro buses 7, 14, 27, and 106, and the First Hill Streetcar.
RESIST TRUMP TUESDAY RALLY
Tues. Mar. 26, 11:45 am-1:30 pm - Resist Trump Tuesday Rallies (2nd & 4th Tuesdays):
At the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, 915 2nd Avenue. The outdoor rally is followed by a meeting inside the Federal Building with Staffers from our lawmakers' offices.
Medicare For All Speak Out with Congresswoman Jayapal
April 6, 10:30am