An era ends as an Islamic idol flees New Zealand. Sonny Bill WIlliams, noted for his hypocrisy towards his religion and mentoring by known extremists, has spent his time in NZ lobbying for the advancement of extreme Islam here in NZ. The shallowness of his faith is seen in that he is only too willing to make his money off of betting and banking sponsorships, yet refuses to acknowledge them as the source of his fortune. In 2017 SBW was promoted to the same international top 500 list that earlier featured the leader of NZ’s Islamic State and leader of the group that introduced terror entities into NZ politics back in the 1970’s.
Pictured here with fellow Top 500 Islamic, Multi Ismael Menk.
SBW and wife arrive in Sydney.
Sonny Bill Williams has arrived in Sydney to rejoin the NRL, declaring his long-term future is in Australia, not New Zealand.
Williams left the suspended Super League in Britain to link up again with the Sydney Roosters where he has previously won the Australian championship.
The former All Black was quick to explain why he hadn’t offered his services to the struggling New Zealand Warriors who were interested in signing him. The Warriors are short on personnel and doing it tough as they base themselves across the Tasman for the tournament that is being played despite the coronavirus pandemic.
“I moved to Australia when I was 14 and my wife is Australian,” he told the Daily Telegraph as he and his family landed in Sydney on Thursday night.
“I’ve got four kids under five. The plan was to always set up shop in Sydney once I’m finished, not in New Zealand.”
But there was also a loyalty factor that Williams felt he couldn’t ignore.
“[Roosters coach] Trent (Robinson) was the first to ring me. He had injury problems with a few of the boys,” Williams said.
“And apart from Trent and Nick, I think most people know I’m still close to the boys.
“The Roosters are close to my heart. If I wasn’t playing I wouldn’t be playing at all.”
Williams, 34, explained he had to drop holiday plans to resume his career.
“It’s good to be home, it’s been a long flight,” Williams told the media gathering at Sydney Airport as he slipped into the country quietly with his family.
“I’ve been in holiday mode and travelling around Europe with my family. We’d done France and Turkey. Then we were going to do Bosnia and Greece. Then this opportunity came up.”
They have now entered a two-week mandatory quarantine period.
There are also plans for Williams to resume his boxing career while in Sydney. He is being lined up to fight AFL star Barry Hall before the end of the year.