Turkey Plants Its Flag in Christchurch

Turkey Plants Its Flag in Christchurch. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Resmi Hesabi, Flickr, public domain BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,126, March 29, 2019 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: When, two days after the mass shooting in New Zealand, Turkish VP Fuat Oktay and FM Mevlüt Çavu?o?lu became the first high-level foreign government delegation to travel  to Christchurch, they were… Continue reading Turkey Plants Its Flag in Christchurch

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Why banning the accused gunman’s manifesto is a bad idea.

See also: To prevent another Christchurch, Islam must confront the attacks in its name that have radicalised the West. The chief censor, David Shanks, has put New Zealanders in a very odd position by his decision to ban the 74-page manifesto reportedly written by the man alleged to have slaughtered scores of Muslims in two Christchurch… Continue reading Why banning the accused gunman’s manifesto is a bad idea.

Scott Bennett, THE NEW ZEALAND SHOOTING: WHAT HAPPENED AND WHY?

Scott Bennett, THE NEW ZEALAND SHOOTING: WHAT HAPPENED AND WHY? Scott Bennett, THE NEW ZEALAND SHOOTING: WHAT HAPPENED AND WHY? March 18, 2019 James Fetzerblog By Scott Bennett, Ph.D. (ABD) Former U.S. Army Psychological Operations Officer and State Department Counterterrorism Contractor OVERVIEW There may be more to the New Zealand shooting event which just occurred… Continue reading Scott Bennett, THE NEW ZEALAND SHOOTING: WHAT HAPPENED AND WHY?

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To prevent another Christchurch, Islam must confront the attacks in its name that have radicalised the West.

How can we – Muslims and non-Muslims together – prevent another atrocity like the one in Christchurch? As I have watched New Zealanders of all faiths mourn, this has been the question on my mind. So far, few of the answers offered have come close to the truth. What the massacre revealed was the need for a… Continue reading To prevent another Christchurch, Islam must confront the attacks in its name that have radicalised the West.

Life as a Muslim woman in New Zealand.

See also: Islam is right: about women. Aliya Danzeisen Rehua Marae in Christchurch is just a few kilometres from the madness of last week, a safe meeting place where two cultures who are worlds apart can share a mutual understanding. “The tangata whenua have already walked this line,” says Muslim community leader Aliya Danzeisen. “I’m sure… Continue reading Life as a Muslim woman in New Zealand.

Minister, MPs extol the values of Islam in East Auckland.

Members of the Muslim Community at Masjid Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq (INL Picture) Willie Jackson (INL Photo) “Islam is a religion that stands for peace and our Muslim brothers and sisters in New Zealand live and work in harmony with all communities,” Employment Minister Willie Jackson said. Speaking at the ‘Open Evening’ held yesterday (Friday, March… Continue reading Minister, MPs extol the values of Islam in East Auckland.

Auckland Muslims hail Jacinda Arden as humane, genuine Leader.

Auckland’s Muslim community, the largest in the country, gathered at Masjid-E-Umar (the biggest Mosque in New Zealand) at a special meeting this afternoon at its precincts to pay its tribute to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for her compassion and leadership in handling the tragedy in Christchurch. More than 1000 men and women attended the meeting,… Continue reading Auckland Muslims hail Jacinda Arden as humane, genuine Leader.

‘They are us’ well-intentioned but feeds ‘othering’ says Muslim community leader.

A Muslim community leader, Guled Mire, says the phrase ‘They are us’ first uttered by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern hours after the Christchurch mosque shootings is well-intentioned but can have unintended consequences. The phrase captured world media attention and has been used at rallies and vigils held to honour the 50 people killed in the… Continue reading ‘They are us’ well-intentioned but feeds ‘othering’ says Muslim community leader.

Conquered: Christchurch Islamic call to prayer broadcast nationwide

An Islamic call to prayer will be broadcast across New Zealand on Friday, but what is it, and what should people do while it plays? Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the call to prayer will be played on state broadcasters TVNZ and RNZ on Friday to mark one week since 50 people were gunned down… Continue reading Conquered: Christchurch Islamic call to prayer broadcast nationwide