Barely a week after the Christchurch shooting, Te Amorangi Kieka-Waanga (a.k.a. Isaac) was calling for sharia based justice administered by local Muslims for Brenton Tarrant. Kieka-Waanga is the appointed leader of the Aotearoa Maori Muslim Association, and Islamic State in New Zealand. He has been at one time one of the world’s influencial Top 500 Muslims, along with Sonny Bill Williams, and the previous leader of the Federation of Islamic Associations of NZ (FIANZ). Kieka-Waanga was heavily involved with FIANZ while developing their Maori Halal initiative during his time at Avondale mosque. It was during this time over a decade ago that Kieka-Waanga travelled NZ, expenses paid, often with others from Avondale, building up his army of followers which included recruits from his prison volunteering. Some of these new recruits took up the offer of paid air fares overseas to study Islam in time for the Arab Spring uprising. Others stayed to become keyboard warriors, helping out at the ‘join Islam’ stands around the country, often promoted by FIANZ.
The connections between our local mosques and local fighting jihadi is always downplaying by NZ media, but the presence of NZ recruits have been an important part of morale for other foreign Islamic State fighters in Syria. The millions FIANZ earns from Halal fees from Maori tourism and food production contributes to the purchasing of unused churches around the country to cater for new immigrants and those gained from the local recruitment drives.
A month after the Christchurch shooting FIANZ issued it’s terms, in accordance with sharia law, for the government investigation.
Their requests, mirroring Isaac’s, have this far been closely followed by the New Zealand Prime Minister, with her direction to the NZ Police, GCSB / SIS, and with the secret investigation of the Royal Commission. Foreign Muslims are being showered with residency and welfare unlike any other group from any similar shooting in the world previously. New Zealand has gone overboard questioning, with a million dollar budget, every white person that makes a facebook post that questions Islamic supremacism or reveals how the crime patterns happening overseas are also happening here in New Zealand. Any ethnic or non-white skinned coloured person, or woman, sharing the same facebook posts, or posting the same questioning rhetoric, are ignored. Interestingly, most opposition to Islam here in New Zealand, both on facebook and on the street, comes from those who have fled Islam overseas, from non-Christian groups who have suffered such as Hindus and Sikhs.
It’s time New Zealand stopped pandering to the Islamic extremists wishing to extend sharia law to New Zealand. Local Muslims have drawn all of New Zealand into this with the accusations contained in their terms, so all New Zealanders deserve to know why the foreigner attacked these other foreigners on NZ soil. We have seen what 1400 years of sharia law has achieved, we cannot entrust it with one of our largest investigations to date.