Students Blame Chelsea Clinton for Christchurch Massacre, Force Her to Apologise


Clinton has not responded to the harassment yet, but has retweeted others responding to the attack itself, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D-NY) erroneous claim that President Donald Trump is enforcing a "Muslim ban" in America.

"I'm so sorry that you feel that way", Clinton responds.

"This right here is the result of a massacre stoked by people like you and the words that you have put out into the world", one of the students said. One of the students referred to Clinton's recent condemnation of Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn, over the congresswoman's anti-Semitic remarks. "It certainly was never my intention".

"And I want you to know that and I want you to feel that deeply - 49 people died because of the rhetoric you put out there", Dweik continued.

The video quickly started making the rounds on Friday evening with a wide array of people, on both sides of the political aisle, condemning the students for blaming Clinton. The tragedy came just a week after the U.S. House voted on a resolution condemning hate speech, inspired by Omar's comments.

The student who uploaded the video, Rose Asaf, also asked people to support her and the woman who harassed Clinton at the vigil via Venmo.

Alleged gunman, Brenton, 28, is an Australian personal trainer and he allegedly killed 49 people and injured 48 others at two mosques in Christchurch, NZ on March 15. She retweeted the post by Trump's son, accusing him of trying to sow discord among Democrats.

Waikato Muslim Association President Dr Asad Mohsin thanks well-wishers at a Hamilton mosque
TOM LEE STUFFWaikato Muslim Association President Dr Asad Mohsin thanks well-wishers at a Hamilton mosque

Republicans, meanwhile, condemned hate and praised religious freedom but largely avoided references to white nationalism. It is alleged that Tarrant was motivated by neo-fascist, white supremacist beliefs he laid out in an extensive manifesto published several weeks before the attack.

"I'm so sorry that you feel that way".

Omar, a freshman Democratic representative of Minnesota and practicing Muslim, stirred up controversy last month when she criticized Israel's treatment of Palestinians, saying that lobbyists paid USA officials to support Israeli policies.

Others took aim at Trump.

Back in February, Clinton interjected in a heated debate between Omar and Orthodox Jewish journalist Batya Ungar-Sargon over the role of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

Chelsea Clinton retweeted it.

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