New Zealand bans terrorist’s manifesto, orders public to destroy any electronic, printed copies

New Zealand bans terrorist’s manifesto, orders public to destroy any electronic, printed copies
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[Ed. – “For the public good.”  Of course.  And if you see it, report it.  At what point do we just acknowledge that New Zealand is no longer a Western nation in the Anglo tradition of freedom and rule of law?]

Officials say both the manifesto and video qualify as objectionable under a 1993 New Zealand law that gives the government discretion to ban certain materials for the public good. …

“New Zealanders can all play a part in denying those who exhort hatred, killing and terror. If you have a copy of this publication, delete or destroy it,” Shanks said. “If you see it, report it. Do not support the murderous objectives of its author by republishing or distributing it.”

The manifesto has been widely reported by media, meaning some New Zealanders are likely to have read portions of it even if they have not seen a first-hand copy.

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