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Anzac Day terror threat: Australian government warns tourists over possible attack during commemorations

Anzac Day terror threat: Australian government warns tourists over possible attack during commemorations Alert comes after two Isis-linked Anzac Day terror plots foiled in Australia Security agencies are warning that terrorists may attempt to attack tourists attending Anzac Day commemorations in Turkey. Hundreds of Australians and New Zealanders are due to attend events marking the anniversary… Continue reading Anzac Day terror threat: Australian government warns tourists over possible attack during commemorations

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali cancels tour of NZ citing security concerns

A controversial critic of Islam has cancelled her Auckland event less than a week before she was scheduled to speak. Ayaan Hirsi Ali released a statement on Monday saying she had been forced to cancel her tour of Australia and New Zealand for a “number of reasons” including security concerns. Ali, a former Dutch MP, was originally set to speak at… Continue reading Ayaan Hirsi Ali cancels tour of NZ citing security concerns

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‘I’m being attacked for attacking terrorists’: Imam slams Islamic TV network criticising him for warning that radical Muslims want to create a Sharia law state in Australia

Imam Shaikh Tawhidi fears radicals want to set up a Muslim state within Australia He is concerned that hardline extremists want to impose Sharia law in Australia  Imam was criticised by an Islamic TV network who accused him of being a fraud  But he hit back & accused the channel of attacking him for ‘attacking… Continue reading ‘I’m being attacked for attacking terrorists’: Imam slams Islamic TV network criticising him for warning that radical Muslims want to create a Sharia law state in Australia

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Sonny Williams in the 2017 top 500 most influential.

Sonny Williams appears amongst the Top 500 Most Influential Muslims, in the Celebrity and Sports category. Dr Anwar Ghani again appears as president of the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand (FIANZ) in the Administration of Religious Affairs category. Recognising New Zealand’s contributions to international terrorism, Dr Ghani represented New Zealand at the White House summit Countering Violent Extremism in 2015.… Continue reading Sonny Williams in the 2017 top 500 most influential.

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Police Chief: Indonesians Drawn to Terrorism by ‘Delusions of Jihad,’ Not Poverty

Lessons here for NZ Muslims who claim that it is poverty caused by the West that draws Muslims to Jihad. Gen. Badrodin Haiti, the National Police chief, says ‘poverty and economic factors’ are no longer the main reasons for individuals to join extremist Islamic causes. Jakarta. Indonesia’s top cop has ruled out poverty as a… Continue reading Police Chief: Indonesians Drawn to Terrorism by ‘Delusions of Jihad,’ Not Poverty

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Australia a puzzling hotbed of Islamic State recruiting

Many of these have come through New Zealand also. “The London-based International Center for the Study of Radicalization and Political Violence reports that between 100 and 250 Australians have joined Sunni militants in Iraq and Syria. Given Australia’s vast distance from the region and its population of just 24 million, it is a remarkable number.… Continue reading Australia a puzzling hotbed of Islamic State recruiting