Ardern fails to counter terrorists

Once again Jacinda Ardern fails to counter terrorists, despite even New Zealand’s leftist activists acknowledging the Islamic government with sharia law are terrorists for the way they treat their own people. Ardern will not halt our meat export trade, which was the basis for the globalist Islamists taking over New Zealand back in the late 70’s.

Golriz Ghahraman, who said “we will call them terrorists” at an Auckland protest last week reiterated her claim again. Golriz is a member of the WEF, which dictates international trade and roles, and she won’t let out a squeak there. so nothing will change. Once again, Ardern fails to counter terrorists when she has the power to do so.

Quran 2:223 Your wives are a place for you to sow your seed: they produce children for you just as the land produces crops. So approach the plantation, which is the vagina, from whichever direction and in whichever manner you wish as long as intercourse takes place in the vagina. Send forth something good for yourselves, such as having sexual intercourse with the intention of gaining closeness to Allah and with the hope of pious offspring….  — Abridged Explanation of the Quran

On 16 September 2022, a 22-year-old Iranian woman named Mahsa Amini, died in a hospital in Tehran, Iran under suspicious circumstances. The Guidance Patrol, the religious morality police of Iran’s government, arrested Amini for not wearing the hijab in accordance with government standards. The Law Enforcement Command of Islamic Republic of Iran stated that before transferring her to the hospital, she had a heart attack at a police station, collapsed, and fell into a coma. However, eyewitnesses, including women who were detained with Amini, reportedly said she was severely beaten, and that she died as a result of police brutality, which was denied by Iranian authorities. These assertions, in addition to leaked medical scans, led independent observers to believe Amini had had a cerebral hemorrhage or stroke.

It was this event that sparked this latest round of protests in Iran.

This from NZ herald:

MPs from across the spectrum are urging Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to take stronger action against the Iranian regime, including designating its special armed forces a terror organisation, as has been done already by the United States, United Kingdom and Canada.

National, the Green Party, Act and Te P?ti M?ori have all signed a letter delivered to Ardern and Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta today, in response to the ongoing violence by the Iranian regime against “democracy and women’s rights protesters”.

It comes after Parliament at the end of October unanimously agreed to a motion condemning the violence against protesters and the death of young Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini, which has sparked the current movement.

In the letter, the parties requested Ardern use her discretionary powers to designate the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terror entity.

The IRGC is a special branch of the country’s armed forces tasked with defending the regime against internal and external threats, and which has been accused of much of the recent violence against Iranian citizens.

The parties said justification for designating it as a terrorist entity was not limited to the “decades of violence committed within Iranian borders”.

“It would bring New Zealand in line with our security partners, including the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.”

Such a designation helped bar senior members of the IRGC from travel, and funding or dealing in funds held by them or entities they controlled were criminalised.

“Valid concerns remain that New Zealand is now an outlier and may become a sanctuary for IRGC funds or activity,” the parties said.

“We, therefore, ask that you direct IRGC be designated a terror entity to protect the security interests of New Zealand, to make clear our firm stance against the violence suffered by the Iranian people, and all victims of terror committed by that organisation.”

The letter was delivered ahead of a special session this evening (NZ time) of the Human Rights Council to address “the deteriorating human rights situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran”. It also came as about 100 protesters from New Zealand’s Iranian community gathered on Parliament grounds demanding stronger action.

Iranian-born Green MP and foreign affairs spokeswoman Golriz Ghahraman met with Mahuta this afternoon and delivered the letter. Ardern is today in Hamilton.

Ghahraman said while the Government had issued statements it had not taken any new, strong actions since the protests began.

“New Zealand has not taken any decisive action at all, we have made statements, that don’t actually stop atrocities as they happen,” Ghahraman said.

“So what we do need to do as what our security partners have done, which is, through some mechanism and law, make it possible to freeze assets banned funding mechanisms, banned travel of the name, and individuals we know are responsible for this.”

On the letter, Ghahraman said the immediate response was that the Government would be “seeking advice”.

“What seems to be really obvious now is that we need to ensure that we’re in line with the rest of the world with the rest of our security partners,” Ghahraman said.

Mahuta told the Herald making such a designation would have “legal and diplomatic implications”.

“So it’s not something I would immediately respond to without full consideration.”

National’s foreign affairs spokesman Gerry Brownlee said the IRGC was responsible for the “dreadful atrocities currently being committed”.

“Particularly against women in Iran who are simply asking for the sort of freedom that we take for granted every day here in New Zealand.

“The Iranian Revolutionary Guard is a group that has considerable international reach and we need to ensure that they do not get any kind of a foothold here in New Zealand, especially if some of their members decided to try and use us as a safe haven.

“As signatories to the letter, we urge the Prime Minister to act with all haste in making this designation.”

Act Party deputy leader and foreign affairs spokeswoman Brooke van Velden said they were “proud” to join the cross-party call to action.

“New Zealanders have been shocked, saddened and appalled by the events taking place in Iran. If other nations don’t stand up and push back on these sorts of atrocities then we have no chance of ever putting an end to them.”

Van Velden said they would also continue calling for the removal of the Iranian Ambassador from New Zealand.

A spokesman for Ardern said in a statement that New Zealand condemned the actions of the Iranian regime and the IRGC in their “brutal suppression of democracy and women’s rights protesters”.

“New Zealand already imposes sanctions against some IRGC-linked individuals under the United Nations (Iran – Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) Regulations 2016.

“Only five countries have designated the IRGC a terrorist entity. The majority of the international community is looking at other measures to put pressure on the Iranian regime to stop the violence against their own population.

“We are seeking further advice on additional actions the Government can take. New Zealand is actively supporting efforts to have Iran removed from the UN Commission on the Status of Women.”

MPs call on Ardern to ramp up action on Iran regime over violence against protesters, labelling Revolutionary Guards terrorists