They can’t seal the trial, but they can refuse cameras. His words are enough, nobody needs to see & hear this psychopath.
I'm the opposite mate.
I want to hear lots about ALL mass terrorists.
For 20 years now the western world has been cowering behind this Terrorist adjective and I'm fuggen sick of it.
like all existential threats I think we should research and educate about these menaces. We should face these fears head on and in the light so we're not scared of them, and more importantly so our Fuggen ruling classes can't continue trotting out fear and "mummy knows best" circular announcements all the while fast tracking surveilance and restrictive laws and regulations upon a population that is forced to say "well sure, if you say so..."
20 years and not one improvement on terrorism!!! If so, where?
We've smashed poverty, cut violent crime dramatically, and connected the world through hand held devices in that time but not a single new thing about terrorists than, "lone wolf", "radical" or "white supremacist".
We know what makes a paedo (broadly speaking), we know what contributes to violent individuals, we know what to do in an earthquake, we know how to look for suicide candidates, we know all about all manner of existential threats but when it comes to terrorist killers we're fobbed off with the "can't tell you, it might encourage others bullshit"
Encourage fuggen who? All we know the likely candidates are, is Islamic extremists and white supremacists. That's it. We're encouraged that white men are the danger yet nearly ALL the terrorists are brown men AND women. What is the difference between a muslim and an Islamic terrorist? (my 72 year old mother asked me that, I've yet to deliver a compelling, succinct explanation). So what makes an Islamic terrorist do what they do? (yes i have Muslim friends and family, wife grew up in muslim regions, so don't start that nonsense - they can't articulate the difference either!)
The other classic is "Don't give his identity, don't give him his fame"
Too fuggen late!!! from about the time these cocks pull the first trigger. It's not 1919, where you can deny a story simply by just not telling it!
No, enough I reckon - 20 years of being shackled by "Terror Threat". All the laws passed to cease this threat - none of it has worked! (they say it has though....)
So why can't we find out what makes a terrorist and have that broadcasted and disseminated accurately. All these pricks, white, black and brown.
What changed them?
What did they read? honestly.
Who preached to them?
What were the signs they were heading down a dark path?
What organisations were involved?
How strong was the religious fervour?
What services might have stopped this trajectory? Suicide helpline type services useful?
What can somebody do if they feel marginalised?
What made them do it?
Was it worth it? Why?
We do all this for suicide and we're all about 5 million times more likely to have our lives disrupted by suicide than by a nut job terrorist, but no we're treated like ignorant children scared by the notion of a random boogey man lurking just around the corner, tomorrow maybe.
For context, I'm not suggesting the trial be the forum for this but imagine a NZ government that put together a team to disseminate this pricks life and have mature public discussions and references for what made Voldermort here turn troppo, andhow many more people feel specifically like he does. And what can we do so as not to feel helpless to terrorism - you'd almost think extolling terror was good for business or being in office...
Shine light on our fears
Anyone asking for suppression of the high resolution facts, causes or motives of terrorists is either maintaining control or too scared to look life in the face
I'm not scared of these fluffybunnies, but I am sick of them!
In my opinion
I'm reading Maajid Nawaz's book Radical at the moment. Details how he was radicalised into Islamic extremism, how he radicalised others and then how he came back from that and now dedicates himself into fighting extremism. Well worth a read, a little terrifying though considering today's climate.