It was decided in court today that an Auckland terrorist ready for martyrdom should be sentenced to only 2 1/2 years in prison. The name suppression shows the privilege ISIS sympathisers have with this Labour Government.
Local Auckland Muslims at the suburban markets will tell you that their Holy Quran is clear and without contradiction, and these two ‘facts’ are proof that it is divinely inspired. Here is a sample of what 30% of the Quran says regarding jihad unbelievers.
Quran 2:216. Fighting has been enjoined upon you while it is hateful to you. But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And God knows, while you know not.”, “3:151. We will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve for what they have associated with God of which He had not sent down [any] authority. And their refuge will be the Fire, and wretched is the residence of the wrongdoers.”, “3:143. And you had certainly wished for death [i.e., martyrdom] before you encountered it, and you have [now] seen it [before you] while you were looking on.”, “2:193. Fight them until there is no [more] unbelief and [until] religion [i.e., worship] is [acknowledged to be] for God.” and “4:74. So let those fight in the cause of God who sell the life of this world for the Hereafter. And he who fights in the cause of God and is killed or achieves victory – We will bestow upon him a great reward.”
Since the LynMall Terrorist attack, we have openly offered to run a de-radicalisation programme for the government. As this terrorists motivations were normal Islam, we will see more here in New Zealand. There is no requirements for Muslims to give up their commitment to following their prophet when they come to New Zealand. However, education is all that is needed to re-radicalise people, we know first hand, since they tried to recruit us at one stage.
This from Stuff:
An Auckland man became radicalised online before buying knives, camouflage gear and ingredients to make a bomb.
The man believed terror attacks against non-Muslims were justified and wanted to kill between 20 and 30 people, a court has heard.
On Wednesday, the 21-year-old was sentenced at the High Court in Auckland to two years and five months’ imprisonment for threatening to kill, distributing and possessing objectionable publications.
“Safety has to be the priority … keeping you in prison while you work on getting back on the right track is the best option,” Justice Rebecca Edwards told him.
“The material you kept showed the taking of human life in the most brutal and cruel way. It causes ruptures in our society and sows fear and terror … and risks persuading others.”
The man, who was 19 at the time, came to the attention of police as he chatted about Isis and shared videos depicting extreme violence.
Prosecutor Henry Steele told the court the man took deliberate steps towards carrying out an attack which included researching 80 locations around Auckland, as well as buying knives, camouflage gear and ingredients to make a bomb.
“He came frighteningly close to committing an attack of extreme violence.”
The man became radicalised in 2017 and was well on his way before police covertly engaged with him, Steele said.
The man told a person on social media that if he couldn’t travel to Syria and support Isis, his plan B was to carry out an attack in Auckland, the court heard.
He discussed at length various options for the attack, including a knife attack, vehicle attack or an explosive attack.
The man said the bombing attack in Manchester in 2017 was fully justified.
On one occasion, the man went to an ice hockey game at Spark Arena. He was carrying a knife and intended to cause panic and terror.
However, he began engaging in the game instead.
“It’s the kindness of strangers that stopped you that day,” Justice Edwards said.
When police carried out a search warrant in September 2021, they found hundreds of videos, including bodycam footage of a terror attack in Germany, the Christchurch mosque attacker’s manifesto and other Isis videos.
The defendant spoke of his allegiance to the Islamic State and claimed retribution against the New Zealand Government.
He said he was ready for martyrdom.
The man was arrested in September 2021, days after the LynnMall terror attack, after he messaged a covert officer saying he felt inspired and wanted to bring the attack forward.
The court heard the man had been getting treatment inside prison and had requested to meet a survivor of the Christchurch terror attack.
The man felt a sense of belonging when he was communicating with Isis members online, but wanted to make new friends, have a loving partner and a career, the court heard.
“There’s real hope for you and you’re on the right path. There’s a long way to go,” Justice Edwards said.
At the High Court at Auckland on Wednesday, the man’s lawyer, Annabel Cresswell?, sought permanent name suppression because of his complex conditions.
Cresswell said the man was abused and neglected as a child, he began to suffer from extreme isolation which led him to spending time online and becoming radicalised.
He didn’t make friends at school which led him to a deep-seated anger and seeking retaliation, the court heard.
She said the man had had a huge amount of help in prison and a lot of progress has been made.
Cresswell submitted there was real doubt he ever would have carried out an attack of any kind.
“He doesn’t have the ability to carry out any attack… a lot of these words are fantasy,” she said.
“He’s not a real terrorist.” [BULL.SHIT.]
A report writer said prison was not a good environment for the man given his complex conditions, despite him still posing a serious risk of harm.
Steele? opposed, however Justice Edwards adjourned the application for more information.