Turning Point USA’s communications director Candace Owens has responded to reports that her name was mentioned in the manifesto of the New Zealand mosque shooter.
Candace Owens responded after being named in the alleged manifesto of one of the men accused of carrying out mass shootings at two mosques in New Zealand which left at least 49 people dead.
The 74-page document, which is filled with ironic and sarcastic statements as well as references to internet memes, is believed to have been written by an Australian male citizen before he carried out the attack at one of the mosques in Christchurch.
In the manifesto, he named Owens, a conservative political commentator and activist, while answering a question about which person radicalized him the most.
“The person that has influenced me above all was Candace Owens,” the suspect wrote. “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.”
Owens, who launched the “Blexit” movement in the U.S. which encourages African Americans to stop supporting the Democratic Party, dismissed any suggestions that she could be blamed for the terror attack in a series of tweets.
“FACT: I’ve never created any content espousing my views on the 2nd Amendment or Islam,” Owens wrote.
“The Left pretending I inspired a mosque massacre in...New Zealand because I believe black America can do it without government hand outs is the reachiest reach of all reaches!
“You racist Leftists are taking your racism and crazy to a whole new level hahah. ‘Black people don’t have to be Democrats’ now means...mosque shootings in New Zealand? This clearly won’t stick but damn if I won’t grow #BLEXIT highlighting your sheer desperation."
Owens added: “To be clear: We played the ‘Candace is Hitler’ game. We played the ‘Candace is anti-rape victims’ game. If the media attempts this ‘Candace inspired a mosque shooting in New Zealand’ bit—they better all lawyer the f*ck up. I will go full Covington Catholic lawsuit. Try me.”
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