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Kiwis still trying to travel to join extremist groups

New Zealanders are still attempting to travel overseas to join extremist groups, a briefing to the minister says. Spy agencies told the minister responsible Andrew Little that at any one time in the past three years, 30 to 40 people were listed on the counter-terrorism risk register. “The ubiquity of ISIL’s messaging is such that… Continue reading Kiwis still trying to travel to join extremist groups

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NZ’s ‘bumbling’ jihadi Mark John Taylor declared a terrorist by US government

An expat New Zealander who has spent years fighting for Islamic State (Isis) has been declared a “global terrorist” by the US government. Mark John Taylor, 42, is known as the “bumbling jihadi” after accidentally revealing his locations in the Middle East on social media during at least three years involved with Isis. Taylor, originally… Continue reading NZ’s ‘bumbling’ jihadi Mark John Taylor declared a terrorist by US government

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NZ’s spying minister Chris Finlayson asks Malaysia for advice on deradicalisation

New Zealand has sought advice on deradicalisation from the Malaysian Government, whose anti-terror programmes have been praised as world-leading. Chris Finlayson, the Minister Responsible for the NZ Security Intelligence Service (SIS) and the Government Communications and Security Bureau (GCSB), has been meeting with top officials in Singapore and Malaysia this week. He has been accompanied… Continue reading NZ’s spying minister Chris Finlayson asks Malaysia for advice on deradicalisation

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Sonny Bill Williams’ BMW sponsorship reviewed over links to controversial Muslim clerics

Sonny Bill Williams is listed as one of the Muslim Top 500 for 2017, along with Dr Anwar Ghani, the president of the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand (FIANZ). FIANZ control much of the Halal finances from the NZ meat industry, which goes to the promotion of Islam around the world, and provides… Continue reading Sonny Bill Williams’ BMW sponsorship reviewed over links to controversial Muslim clerics

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Call to vet foreign students

A security expert is calling for more scrutiny of foreign students coming here to study. It follows the gunning down of a former New Zealand student by police in Saudi Arabia. They say Taie bin Salem bin Yaslam al-Saya’ari planned an attack last year at one of Islam’s holiest sites. After the shoot-out over the… Continue reading Call to vet foreign students

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Saudi bomber radicalised in New Zealand

This picture released by the state sponsored Saudi Press Agency purports to show Taie bin Salem bin Yaslam al-Saya’ari who was killed Saturday by police in the capital’s northern Yasmeen neighborhood. ‘He changed – became more isolated’ A former New Zealand student who built a bomb used in an Isis suicide attack was allegedly inspired… Continue reading Saudi bomber radicalised in New Zealand