Candace Owens, a popular figure on the political right, was mentioned in the manifesto of the alleged New Zealand mosque shooter.
Owens quickly became a topic of conversation on social media as people responded to the shooting.
“Any insinuation that black conservatism in the United States has somehow inspired radical Islamophobic white supremacy terror overseas is pointedly absurd,” Owens said in a statement to INSIDER.
Experts have warned the manifesto contains many ironic and misleading signals designed to amplify and sew chaos in coverage of the massacre.
Candace Owens, a rising conservative star and the communications director for Turning Point USA, was mentioned in the manifesto of the man who claimed responsibility for a massacre at two mosques in New Zealand.
The 74-page manifesto, which the alleged shooter reportedly wrote before 49 people were gunned down in Christchurch, in one section stated, “The person that has influenced me above all was Candace Owens. Each time she spoke I was stunned by her insights and her own views helped push me further and further into the belief of violence over meekness. Though I will have to disavow some of her beliefs, the extreme actions she calls for are too much, even for my tastes.”
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