Published: Mon, March 18, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Students at vigil tell Chelsea Clinton she's cause of NZ mosque attack

Students at vigil tell Chelsea Clinton she's cause of NZ mosque attack

Chelsea, who is now pregnant with her third child, was blamed by the NYU student to her face at a vigil for the NZ massacre victims on March 15. But Chelsea Clinton isn't responsible for that, and she certainly isn't responsible for the actions of a deranged white nationalist in New Zealand.

Other students gathered around and snapped their fingers in approval of the words.

Forty-nine people were killed in Christchurch on Friday in attacks targeting faithful Muslims during prayers at two different mosques in the city.

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Clinton responded once more, "I'm so sorry you feel that way", before another student yells "What does "I'm sorry you feel that way" mean?" I do believe words matter.

Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was one of many political leaders who denounced anti-Semitism after Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar criticised Israel's treatment of Palestinians and alleged money and lobbying were driving the United States to defend Israel and halt debate over the issue.

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"This right here is the result of a massacre stoked by people like you and the words that you put out into the world", one student said in the video.

'I'm so sorry that you feel that way, ' she added again frustrating another student that asked off camera: 'What does that mean?' "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".

Ms Omar is yet to comment on the confrontation, but took to social media to write: "We can't let fear replace our joy and we must always believe love trumps hate!"

Clinton's response at the time, on February 11, was a tweet saying "Co-signed as an American". She later thanked Omar for her apology and noted that she looked forward to meeting the congresswoman so that they could talk about both antisemitism and Islamophobia. Clinton was among the many prominent voices denouncing Omar for her remarks on Israel, which were deemed anti-Semetic by many US political figures.

The resultant Twitterstorm has continued with support for Clinton, pregnant with her third child.

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