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Ardern leaves perpetrator of the Christchurch shootings nameless

Christchurch (New Zealand) / The Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, said Tuesday that she will never mention the name of the author of the Christchurch mosques massacre, which caused at least 50 deaths and left 50 people injured, to deprive him of the notoriety he was looking for.

“You will never hear me mention his name. He is a terrorist, he is a criminal, he is an extremist, but he will, when I speak, be nameless,” Ardern said in an emotional speech at the parliament in Wellington.

“And to others, I implore you, speak the names of those who are lost, rather than the name of the man who took them,” the prime minister suggested in the chamber, where she also remembered some of the victims, such as Haji-Daoud Nabi, a 71-year-old Afghan man who opened the door of the Al Noor mosque to the shooter and whose last words were “Hello brother, welcome.”

“He may have sought notoriety, but we in New Zealand will give him nothing, not even his name,” Ardern said and that the perpetrator of the attack on two mosques in Christchurch will have to face more charges and will be punished by “the full force of the law” in New Zealand.

Australian Brenton Tarrant, aged 28, who police considers to be solely responsible for the attack, will remain in custody, will remain in custody, which was imposed on Mar. 16 when he was charged with murder, until he appears before the judge on Apr. 5.

The assailant resided in Dunedin, about 400 kilometers south of Christchurch, where he used semi-automatic weapons to attack hundreds of people who had flocked to the Al Noor and Linwood mosques for their usual Friday prayers on Mar. 15.

The terrorist filmed his actions for 17 minutes and published a long manifesto of more than 70 pages, justifying his extreme right-wing ideology and hatred of Muslims, which together with the video were published on social networks.

Jacinda Ardern stressed that the doors of her country will remain open as always for anyone who respects the values of tolerance and “must close on all of those who espouse hate and fear.”

In her speech, the New Zealand prime minister confirmed that the actions of the security agencies prior to the events will be reviewed, gun laws will be reformed and the role of social networks will be analyzed, while at the same time support will be given to the families of the deceased. (March 19, 2019, EFE/Practica Español)

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Question 1
Mainly, the text talks about... (Principalmente, el texto habla de...)  
A
un discurso dado por la primera ministra de Nueva Zelanda.
B
la detención de un terrorista en Nueva Zelanda.
C
un tiroteo que hubo en una ciudad de Nueva Zelanda.
Question 2
According to the text, Ardern delivered that speech... (Según el texto, Ardern pronunció ese discurso...)  
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una semana después de lo ocurrido en Christchurch.
B
días después de lo ocurrido en Christchurch.
C
en el mismo día que se produjo el tiroteo.
Question 3
Fifty people died in the attack on two mosques. (Medio centenar de personas murieron en el ataque a dos mezquitas.)    
A
No se sabe.
B
Es verdad.
C
En absoluto.
Question 4
According to the text, Ardern didn't say the name of the attacker... (Según el texto, Ardern no dijo el nombre del atacante...)  
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para que este no obtenga la notoriedad que buscaba.
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porque no se acordaba en ese momento.
C
porque todavía se desconoce su identidad.
Question 5
On social networks, it's said that... (Sobre las redes sociales se dice que...)  
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el atacante las utilizó para difundir su ataque.
B
es poco probable que se utilicen para difundir mensajes de odio.
C
se desmiente que se estén utilizando para difundir mensajes de odio.
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