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Australia a puzzling hotbed of Islamic State recruiting

Many of these have come through New Zealand also. “The London-based International Center for the Study of Radicalization and Political Violence reports that between 100 and 250 Australians have joined Sunni militants in Iraq and Syria. Given Australia’s vast distance from the region and its population of just 24 million, it is a remarkable number.… Continue reading Australia a puzzling hotbed of Islamic State recruiting

Halal in NZ · Islam in Asia and the Pacific · Sharia in NZ

New Zealand urged to go the extra mile to attract halal tourists

As more and more universities receive grants from Saudi donors, Islamic influence creeps through to university promotions. Associate Professor Asad Mohsin, an expert in tourism at the University of Waikato, is the co-founder and chair of New Zealand’s only Halal Tourism Symposium, being held in Auckland on Monday 23 March. The inaugural symposium was held… Continue reading New Zealand urged to go the extra mile to attract halal tourists

News · Sharia in NZ

Life for man who killed wife and daughter

But Honour killing is practiced in his home country because it’s Sharia compliant. This is ordinary Islam. On the morning of May 19, 2014, Ishrat Malik called his daughter to tell her he had “finished” her mother and sister. Farhat Rana Malik and her 18-year-old daughter, Sidra Noor Malik, lay dead in the family’s Ranui… Continue reading Life for man who killed wife and daughter

News · NZ Mosques · Sharia in NZ

Islamic mega-centre gets green light

Islamic mega-centre gets green light Sunday Star-Times Funding sought: An artist’s impression of a new Islamic centre and mosque planned for Porchester Rd in south Auckland. THE BIGGEST Islamic centre and mosque in the country is set to be built in Auckland, in an unprecedented multimillion dollar construction project. The Federation of Islamic Associations of… Continue reading Islamic mega-centre gets green light