If one wants to know what a mosque preaches, one can examine where it’s funding comes from. Saudi Arabia has supported Turkey against Assad thought their financing of Islamic State. This is the money that is used to lure overseas jihadi such as the ones from Christchurch and Hamilton. There is no way any NZ Muslim will ever admit that their mosque was linked to terrorists.
“Muslim Association of Canterbury (MAC) secretary Abdelfattah Qasem said the mosque had about 550 members from 40 countries, and a further 450 regularly attended Ahmed’s weekly sermons. Many were refugees who fled conflict overseas, coming to Christchurch for a more peaceful life.
Despite the growing numbers, many Cantabrians know little about what goes on behind the gates at 101 Deans Ave. Islam was thrust into the national spotlight this month after media reported two Australian men killed in a US drone strike in Yemen had met and been introduced to radical Islam in Christchurch – claims fiercely denied by the city’s Muslim leaders.”