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A former advisor to President Donald Trump lavished praised onto an Australian lawmaker who blamed the victims of Friday's terrorist attacks which claimed at least 49 lives at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Queensland Senator Fraser Anning, a right-wing extremist, issued a statement condemning violence in general while simultaneously rationalizing the perpetrator's motivation.

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The terrorist that massacred at least 49 people in New Zealand admired President Donald Trump's white nationalist and anti-Muslim rhetoric, according to a manifesto the Australian national published online before the attack.

The individual, clad in military gear and whose vehicle was rigged with explosives, stormed into two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand's largest city, and opened fire on unsuspecting Muslim worshipers. He live-streamed the attack and his attempted escape on Facebook.

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