Children · Education · News · Overseas

Hundreds of chained-up children rescued from Islamic ‘school’ in Nigeria.

More than 300 boys and men, some as young as five and many in chains and bearing scars from beatings, have been rescued in a raid on a building that purported to be an Islamic school in northern Nigeria, police said on Friday. Most of the freed captives seen by a Reuters reporter in the… Continue reading Hundreds of chained-up children rescued from Islamic ‘school’ in Nigeria.

Education · Free Speech · News · Sharia in NZ

NZ International Muslim Assn. President Worships Jesus as Lord and God?

Has Nawaz converted to Christianity? Just days after Twitter removed a post of Bishop Brian Tamaki on the grounds of “hate speech”, the President of the International Muslim Association of New Zealand, Tahir Nawaz, has come out in support of Tamaki saying in an interview with Stuff  “Your Lord and our Lord is not different.… Continue reading NZ International Muslim Assn. President Worships Jesus as Lord and God?

Academics · Education · Immigration · Islam in Asia and the Pacific · News · NZ Government support · refugee · Sharia in NZ

Call for New Zealand and Australia to work together to combat racism.

Call for New Zealand and Australia to work together to combat racism. Student Nikki Singh, Shakti founder Farida Sultana and Australia Greens senator Mehreen Faruqi. Photo: RNZ / Lui Chen A migrant and refugee support organisation says it’s important for people to learn more about minorities to promote understanding and combat extremism. A one-day trans-Tasman… Continue reading Call for New Zealand and Australia to work together to combat racism.

Education · News · NZ Government support · Sharia in NZ

Calls for more Islamic schools to cater for Muslim children’s needs.

Calls for more Islamic schools to cater for Muslim children’s needs. One of two Islamic primary schools in the country says there is a desperate need for more schools for Muslims. Iqra Elementary School in West Auckland officially opened its new building in New Lynn yesterday. It has come a long way since it first… Continue reading Calls for more Islamic schools to cater for Muslim children’s needs.

Education · Immigration · News · Overseas · Sharia in NZ

Muslim London: 423 new mosques, 100 Shariah courts.

Thousands of Muslims offer Friday prayer in Birmingham in this July 6, 2016 file photo. — Courtesy: Ruptly video screenshot London —Britain has been acquiring an increasingly Islamic face, with hundreds of official Shariah courts operating in the capital and many mosques dotting many cities. “London is more Islamic than many Muslim countries put together,”… Continue reading Muslim London: 423 new mosques, 100 Shariah courts.

Education · News

Kiwis’ lonely journey leaving Islam.

Kiwis’ lonely journey leaving Islam. The Koran says those who leave Islam will be subject to a “great torment”. New Zealand Muslims making the difficult – and potentially dangerous – decision to leave their faith are finding support in each another, writes Kelly Harricks. “I called up the guy and I said, ‘How many of us are… Continue reading Kiwis’ lonely journey leaving Islam.

Children · Education · News · Sharia in NZ

Father can’t watch daughters at Muslim netball tournament

New Zealand Muslims are making the most of taxpayer assistance to promote Sharia Law in New Zealand! Father can’t watch daughters at Muslim netball tournament A Muslim father is upset he isn’t allowed to watch his two daughters compete at an Islamic women’s netball tournament. But organisers say it’s important for the girls to have… Continue reading Father can’t watch daughters at Muslim netball tournament

Education · News · NZ Government support

Saudi students passed Unitec course despite cheating and threatening lecturer

Saudi students passed Unitec course despite cheating and threatening lecturer Saudi students who copied from previous exam papers – even reproducing a marker’s note – were allowed to pass the course. KEY POINTS •Six Saudi students have been allowed to pass an electrical course despite cheating in their final exam. •They submitted almost identical answers… Continue reading Saudi students passed Unitec course despite cheating and threatening lecturer

Education · Maori · News · Sharia in NZ

‘There’s so much more that connects us than what divides us’ – Dispelling Muslim myths at the heart of Wellington initiatives

‘There’s so much more that connects us than what divides us’ – Dispelling Muslim myths at the heart of Wellington initiatives Mustenser Ahmad Qamar and Mohamed Anas Raheem are behind an upcoming Quran exhibition in Wellington as well as a newly established ‘Coffee, Cake & Islam’ meet-up initiative. Countering negative perceptions of Muslims and the… Continue reading ‘There’s so much more that connects us than what divides us’ – Dispelling Muslim myths at the heart of Wellington initiatives

Education · Immigration · Islam in Asia and the Pacific · News · terrorist

Foreign spies may be posing as students.

Rayed Mohammed Abdullah Ali Foreign agents could be working undercover as international students, warns report. New Zealand intelligence agencies could be allowed to access private student information so they can catch spies posing as international students, following a top-level report to the Government. Australian media have reported that China is building a large covert spy… Continue reading Foreign spies may be posing as students.