New poll: Government should not help Kiwi jihadi Mark Taylor return to NZ, majority says
The latest 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton poll asked Kiwis about the Hamilton native, currently sitting in a Syrian prison.
Most New Zealanders do not want to see the Government help to bring home ISIS fighter Mark Taylor, who is being held in a Syrian prison.
Taylor was re-issued a New Zealand passport in 2011, which meant he could travel to Syria.
He then burnt the passport.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has emphasised that the Government is obliged “to not make people state-less”, and Taylor only holds New Zealand citizenship.
National Party leader Simon Bridges said, “we don’t want him back”.
“It’s not our responsibility to bail out a terrorist.”
Karolina Dam’s 18-year-old son was radicalised and died fighting in Syria in 2014, and thinks that NZ taxpayer should fork out for his rehab and fares back here.