New Zealand Man to Go to Prison for Two Years for Sharing the Video of the Christchurch Mosque Shooting

New Zealand: A court sentenced Philip Arps to two years in jail for sharing a video of the mass shooting in the mosque in Christchurch this past March. Soon after the attack, New Zealand’s Office of Film and Literature classified the video as “objectionable,” making it a criminal offense to possess, share, or host it under the threat of imprisonment up to 14 years. Arps holds controversial views against the country’s Muslim population and was charged in 2016 with “offensive behavior” after he dumped a pig’s head outside Christchurch’s Al Noor mosque.

A New Zealand court sentenced a man to nearly two years in jail on Tuesday for sharing a video of the terrorist attack at a Mosque in Christchurch in March.

Philip Arps, 44, was sentenced to 21 months in prison at a court in
Christchurch on Tuesday, having previously pleaded guilty to two charges
of distributing objectionable material.

The attack,
live-streamed on social media, saw the self-described
“ethno-nationalist” Brenton Tarrant murder 51 people and injure dozens
more at Christchurch Mosque during Friday prayers.

Soon after the attack, New Zealand’s Office of Film and Literature classified the
video as “objectionable,” making it a criminal offense to possess,
share, or host it. Those found guilty doing so can face up to 14 years
in jail.

According to RNZ, Arps sent footage of the attack to around 30
people, even asking an unknown individual to add cross-hairs and a body
count to “make it more fun.” During sentencing on Tuesday, District
Judge Stephen O’Driscoll said that Arps had described the video as

“Your offending glorifies and encourages the mass murder carried out
under the pretext of religious and racial hatred,” District Court Judge
Stephen O’Driscoll said. “It is clear from all the material before me
that you have strong and unrepentant views towards the Muslim

“Your actions in distributing the day after the attack, when families
were still waiting to hear whether family members had been killed,
demonstrates particular cruelty on your part and callousness on your
part,” he continued

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Illinois: Democrat Governor JB Pritzker Signed a Bill into Law that Legalizes Abortions Up to Birth

While the leftist mainstream media reports on the new laws limiting abortion in Alabama, Georgia and Missouri, it completely ignores Democrat leaders in other states who are pushing the radical expansion of abortion to include late-term abortions and government subsidies. Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed a law allowing abortions for any reason up to birth, and it forces every state insurance plan to cover them. In addition, the bill will remove the ban on partial birth abortions, and non-doctors may perform abortions.. A 2018 Gallup poll showed that 53% of Americans oppose all or most abortions and another study showed that 75% of Americans say abortion should be limited to the first three months of pregnancy./su_note]

As the mainstream news media focuses on condemning pro-life efforts
in Alabama, Georgia and Missouri, Democratic leaders in other states are
quietly pushing through radical pro-abortion bills that expand the
legalized killing of unborn babies.

On Wednesday, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a law allowing
abortions for any reason up to birth and forcing every state insurance
plan to cover them. He follows the governor of Vermont, who made his state the latest to legalize abortions up to birth when he signed its radical bill yesterday.

Pritzker has bragged that the law will make Illinois the most “progressive” state on abortion, WGN-TV News 9 reports.

The law, which state lawmakers quickly rammed through over Memorial Day weekend,
would legalize abortions for any reason up to birth in Illinois. It
would erase criminal penalties for performing abortions and allow
non-doctors to do them. The legislation also would repeal the
partial-birth abortion ban, abortion clinic regulations and conscience
protections for medical workers. Additionally, it would force all health
insurance plans to cover abortions, with no exceptions for religious or
moral objections.

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The legislation prompted massive protests earlier this year. In March, so many pro-life advocates filled the state capitol to rally against the bill that police had to close the building due to overcrowding. Afterward, lawmakers did not move the bill forward for months.

But over Memorial Day weekend, pro-lifers learned that pro-abortion
Democrats planned to push through the bill before the end of the
legislative session. Late on May 31, they passed it and sent it to the governor for final approval.

The Thomas More Society described the bill as “the most radical piece of abortion legislation that has ever been introduced in Illinois.”
It would create a “fundamental right” to abortion and prevent the state
from interfering in any way with the killing of unborn babies. In
addition, it would require every health insurance plan to cover
abortions, including late-term abortions, without any exemptions for
people with religious or moral objections.

“While a growing number of states are working to advance popular
pro-life laws, Illinois is trying to outdo New York’s abortion extremism
– and unborn children and their mothers will pay the price,” said SBA
List’s National Campaign Chair Jill Stanek, an Illinois native, a former
nurse who witnessed babies being born alive and left to die in Chicago.

Stanek told LifeNews: “The bill Illinois lawmakers passed is so
radical, they even went out of their way to repeal the state’s ban on
barbaric partial-birth abortions. Americans of every political
persuasion are appalled by these attempts to expand abortion on demand
through the moment of birth and even infanticide, and that in turn is
driving pro-life momentum around the country. There is no pride or glory
in being the most extreme pro-abortion state in the nation.”

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