Only a sick individual would belittle prayer, just to politicize a horrific tragedy that occurred in New Zealand.
AOC criticized “thoughts and prayer” for not keeping the victims safe.
Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was blasted Friday for a tweet mocking the power of prayer after at least 49 people were reportedly killed in mass shootings at mosques in New Zealand.
The two mosques were attacked around the time of midday Friday prayer, and at least some of the incident was captured on video and live-streamed by the shooter, according to nytimes.com
“At first I thought of saying, ‘Imagine being told your house of faith isn’t safe anymore.’ But I couldn’t say ‘imagine,'” Ocasio-Cortez said in her first reaction to the massacre. “What good are your thoughts & prayers when they don’t even keep the pews safe?”
Ocasio-Cortez then attempted to clarify her tweet, writing in the thread, “‘Thoughts and prayers’ is reference to the NRA’s phrase used to deflect conversation away from policy change during tragedies.”