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An armed police officer is seen in front of Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, on May 11.

Jihadis Go to Jail, White Supremacists Go Free

Western governments are guilty of a double standard when it comes to policing digital hate culture. If they want to prevent the next attack, they need to recognize the threat of online white supremacists and act to stop them.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to the media on April 24 in Auckland.

A Global Call to End Online Extremism

Government leaders and tech companies convene to combat violent extremism online, an ongoing curfew amid violence in Sri Lanka, and the crackdown on Venezuela’s opposition continues.

Locals in Auckland, New Zealand, pay their respects on March 22, a week after the Christchurch mosque shootings. (Michelle Hyslop/AFP/Getty Images)

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Pakistan’s military boom is an economic bust, and looking back on the Christchurch attack.

Derek Tait, a biker and pastor prepares to speak to a crowd of people before the haka was performed as a tribute to victims in Christchurch on March 20, 2019, five days after the twin mosque shootings. (Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images)

White Supremacism Isn’t Insanity

If you want to stop terrorists like New Zealand’s mosque shooter, the first step is to try to understand what they’re saying.

Several hundred white supremacists carrying tiki torches march through the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville on Aug. 11, 2017. (Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Neo-Nazis Bet Big on Bitcoin (And Lost)

How the far-right's failed cryptocurrency gamble became a bad joke for the Christchurch killer.

People lay flowers and notes to pay tribute to those killed in a shooting the day before at Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 16. (Recep Sakar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Christchurch Has Seen Trauma Before—Just Not Like This

The quiet New Zealand city has endured natural disaster. But until March 15, it had never faced an unnatural one.

Norwegian mass murder Anders Behring Breivik makes a Nazi salute before his appeal hearing at a court at the Telemark prison in Skien, Norway, on Jan. 10, 2017.

The Dark Web Enabled the Christchurch Killer

The attack in New Zealand was inspired in part by the Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, but the real threat is lone wolves lurking in the far corners of the Internet.

Mourners gather outside the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia after a 28-year-old Australian-born man, Brenton Tarrant, appeared in Christchurch District Court on Saturday charged with murder for killing 49 people at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The attack is the worst mass shooting in New Zealand's history.

The Inspiration for Terrorism in New Zealand Came From France

The gunman who massacred Muslims was inspired by ideas that have circulated for decades on the French far-right.

Young men pay their respects to the victims of the mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 16. (Tessa Burrows/AFP/Getty Images)

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This week, New Zealand saw its worst-ever terrorist attack, and Boeing aircraft around the world were grounded.

Flowers left near the Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 16. (Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)

FP’s Guide to Islamophobia

In light of the terrorist attack on New Zealand mosques, here are some essays that help explain a global trend of Islamophobia and right-wing hate.

Members of the environmental group Greenpeace hold up a sign calling for Australia to allow refugee children to stay in the country in Sydney on February 14, 2016, after a hospital in Brisbane refused to send an asylum-seeker baby back to detention on Nauru.

Australia’s Draconian Refugee Policy Comes Home to Roost

The government has gone to great lengths to keep asylum-seekers from its shores. Now it might have to accept some of them after all.

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 19:  Singer and songwriter Lorde at a state luncheon for  Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovicon at Government House August 19, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic is on a four day visit to New Zealand.  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Oh, Lorde: New Zealand Singer Picks up Croatian Citizenship

The beloved popstar got the green light to become a Croat.

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Trump Tasked Tillerson With Fixing U.S.-Russia Relations

Despite the Russia scandals plaguing the White House, Russian ‘Order of Friendship’ winner given a mission.

CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA - 2012/04/29: Close-up of Avocados in the Getsemani area of Cartagena, Colombia. (Photo by Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Black Market Avocados Flood Into New Zealand’s Sandwich and Sushi Shops

High prices and a short supply have led to an avocado crime wave in New Zealand.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27:  Lego figures are displayed on the opening day of BRICK 2014 at the Excel Centre on November 27, 2014 in London, England. The four day event showcases creations by some of the world's best Lego builders and runs until November 30th.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Is Lego Stuck in an Arms Race To Make Children’s Play More Violent?

Lego used to be just for building blocks. But over the past few decades, it's grown more and more violent.

The current New Zealand flag (R) flutters next to the alternative flag (L) in Wellington on March 4, 2016.  New Zealanders began voting on March 3, on whether to adopt a new flag, in a referendum Prime Minister John Key has called a once-in-a-generation chance to ditch Britain's Union Jack from the national banner.   AFP PHOTO / MARTY MELVILLE / AFP / Marty Melville        (Photo credit should read MARTY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images)

After $17 Million, Ponytail-Pulling New Zealand Prime Minister Loses Flag Referendum

After 10 months and $17 million, New Zealand decided not to change its flag after all.

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New Zealand Official Feels Privileged to Have Had Dildo Thrown at His Face

A New Zealand minister had a dildo thrown at his face. Good thing he thought it was funny.

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 12:  Silver Fern (Black, White and Blue), by Kyle Lockwood, flies on top of the Wellington Town Hall on October 12, 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand. The Flag Consideration Panel has narrowed down to the five flags which will then go to referendum later this year.  (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

New Zealand’s Flag Referendum Will Pit Silver Fern Against British Empire

New Zealand has chosen a finalist to go up against the traditional flag in a nationwide vote in March.

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Odds Are New Zealand’s New Flag Will Feature a Fern

New Zealanders began voting Friday for which flag will compete with the Union Jack in 2016.

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