Maythem Kamil Radhi A New Zealand resident has been extradited to Australia to face trial over the deaths of more than 350 people in 2001. Maythem Kamil Radhi was allegedly involved in the smuggling of a boatload of people from Indonesia before it sank, resulting in the humanitarian disaster. The Australian government had spent years… Continue reading NZ resident charged with 350 deaths in Australia.
Imam Gamal Fouda had just begun giving a sermon at the Al Noor mosque when a gunman entered and unleashed a volley of bullets. The attacks on 15 March saw 51 worshipers shot dead during Friday prayers, including 44 from Mr Fouda’s congregation, and the others at the Linwood Islamic Centre. “It was a hard time for… Continue reading Meet the first Muslims running for office in Christchurch, six months on from the attacks.
Immigrants and refugees are not required to give up their religion when they come to NZ! “42,000 children aged between 10 and 14 got married in the year 2010, as per the Iranian news website Tabnak. At least 75 children under the age of 10 were married in Tehran alone.” Iran Parliamentarians have moved a… Continue reading A controversial Bill passed in Iran, it allows men to marry daughters, draws flak from other nations?
Refugees stranded at resettlement centre in Auckland because of housing shortage. New Zealand is preparing to lift its refugee quota to 1500 next year. But figures obtained by the Herald show it is already struggling to house the existing quota of 1000 because of soaring demand for social housing and rental properties. New refugees in… Continue reading Refugees stranded at resettlement centre in Auckland because of housing shortage.
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.
Child marriage in NZ: MP calls for Immigration to stop giving partnership visas to children. An MP is calling for Immigration New Zealand to immediately stop approving partnership visas for overseas children, amid concerns around forced marriage. Joanne Hayes, a National MP who pushed for a law change to require 16 and 17 year olds to get… Continue reading Child marriage in NZ: MP calls for Immigration to stop giving partnership visas to children.
Serial rapist Akeel Hassan Abbas Al Baiiaty declined parole Revocation of NZ citizenship – Akeel Hassan Abbas Al Baiiaty. A serial rapist’s hopes to return to Iraq, where he would marry his fiancee, have been dashed by the Parole Board, which said it is not satisfied women there would be safe from him. Akeel Hassan… Continue reading Serial refugee rapist Akeel Hassan Abbas Al Baiiaty declined parole.
Saudi woman granted refugee status in NZ because of persecution A Saudi Arabian woman has been granted refugee status in New Zealand because she fears persecution and even death in her home country due to the way women are treated there. The Immigration and Protection Tribunal said the un-named woman was a follower of the Shia faith.… Continue reading Saudi Shia granted refugee status due to gender status.
The al-Hol camp in north eastern Syria is an overflowing vessel of anger and unanswered questions. Inside are the lost women and children of the jihadist group Islamic State (IS), abandoned by their men, their nightmare caliphate and their governments. Some cling to their hate-fuelled ideology: “We are undefeated!” they scream in your face. Others… Continue reading Islamic State: The psychotic radical women and children no-one wants
How can we – Muslims and non-Muslims together – prevent another atrocity like the one in Christchurch? As I have watched New Zealanders of all faiths mourn, this has been the question on my mind. So far, few of the answers offered have come close to the truth. What the massacre revealed was the need for a… Continue reading To prevent another Christchurch, Islam must confront the attacks in its name that have radicalised the West.