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After Christchurch: Lessons from an atrocity

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The terror attack at the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch during Friday prayers on March 15 was an act of unfathomable hatred.

Apparently driven by a confused and violent alt-right ideology, the attack took white-supremacist extremism to its logical conclusion in the most peaceful and unlikely place.

Almost a week later, as the bodies of the dead are still being washed and buried in Christchurch, this act, allegedly carried out by a 28-year-old Australian, has prompted dozens of different discussions, all of which seem urgent.

Among those discussions are gun control, the........

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