There is no mention of radicalisation because it is just ordinary Islam that leads people to want to fight for the cause.
Prime Minister John Key says the SIS has talked would-be jihadists in New Zealand out of joining Isis after their parents approached authorities.
“There are some people we believe we have actually talked down from wanting to get engaged and leave [New Zealand],” Mr Key said at his post-Cabinet press conference.
“Often family members are involved in discussions that lead to the SIS having discussions with those individuals.”
Among other issues, Mr Key and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott yesterday discussed the arrest of five young Melbourne men at the weekend suspected of planning an Isis-inspired attack on Anzac Day on an Australian police officer.
Mr Key said he had had no specific advice to suggest such an attack in New Zealand was likely.
“But there is always increased risk when you have these sort of public events and that is just the stock standard advice I get whether it is the co-hosting of the Cricket World Cup or a Rugby World Cup or a significant event like Anzac Day.”
However, he did not think it was a good idea to stay away.
“If people stay away, you are giving in to the threat of these terrorists.”
Mr Abbott was in New Zealand for the dedication of Australia’s contribution to Pukeahu, the new National War Memorial Park in Wellington at the tomb of the unknown warrior.
Mr Abbott said at a press conference it was fitting that 100 years on from Gallipoli, Australians and New Zealanders were again working together for shared values and interests in Iraq.
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