Auckland jihadi denied bail

Islamic State Watch have previously offered to assist with deradicalising the Auckland jihadi denied bail at today’s hearing. We’d use the same materials that kept us from joining the whanau heading into NZ’s own al Qaeda style outfit over a decade ago.

These types are always well known in the local Muslim community, which is extremely tight-knit here in NZ, and even more-so after March 15. As you can see from court today, they know even if they get caught they remain anonymous, as Samsudeen did.

Anjum Rhaman and other Islamic leaders are constantly publically fighting for their rights to share these videos under the guise of #freeSpeech:

“We know that there are young men that were jailed in this country for sharing Isis videos. We know that there are at least 30 or 40 men that lost their passports and right to travel and we didn’t hear or see any free speech coalition.

“We didn’t see lots of funding go to them. We didn’t see anyone jumping up to defend the right to share videos.”

We agree with Rhman, the public should be able to see how the ISIS videos line with the Quran, hadiths and sira of their prophet, which are preached as the words to follow in every mosque in the country. Before commenting, please read the Quran which you can download from here.

This, about today’s hearing, from stuff:

An Auckland man charged with threatening to kill “non-Muslims” has been declined bail and will remain in custody until a future court date.

The 20-year-old, who has interim name suppression, was charged in September days after the LynnMall terror attack.

He is also facing two charges of distributing objectionable publications and possessing objectionable material between August and September 2021.

He appeared at Auckland District Court on Friday by audiovisual link from Paremoremo, New Zealand’s maximum-security prison, in front of Judge Claire Ryan.

His lawyer Peter Syddall applied for electronically monitored bail, which was opposed by Crown prosecutor Henry Steele.

Judge Ryan declined bail. The reasons and arguments are suppressed under the Bail Act.

At an earlier hearing, Syddall said his client had complex conditions and he was awaiting specialist reports.

Syddall said name suppression was needed to ensure his client had the best chance of de-radicalising.

He said his client was not a member of the Muslim community, but it was hoped that he would be helped by leaders of the Muslim community.

“He is not in the same boat as Mr Samsudeen, the LynnMall attacker. We have a chance here. We need to do everything we can… If his name is made public that chance will be lost.”

Crown prosecutor David Johnstone previously said police supported the continuation of name suppression.

“The offending is borne of [the accused’s] social isolation and in relation to the cognitive difficulties he appears to face as a young and troubled man,” Johnstone said.

“The prospect of being named may further send him down, in what he regards as a black hole, to which the only exit is violence.”

Johnstone said naming him could endanger the safety of the community, but the police may change their stance on name suppression if the man was released from custody.