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Arrest warrant for ‘bumbling Jihadi’ proves new terror law not needed – Greens.

It’s important to remember that Zaoui wasn’t freed because he was innocent, but because he traded intel for the USA for his freedom. See also: A dirty little deal has been forged The Greens say Friday’s issuing of an arrest warrant for ‘bumbling Jihadi’ Mark Taylor proves there’s no need to widen the law’s definition of… Continue reading Arrest warrant for ‘bumbling Jihadi’ proves new terror law not needed – Greens.

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What the new ‘Mark Taylor law’ would mean for returning ‘high-risk’ New Zealanders

Share a video, get jailed! Fight for Islamic State, visit a police station occasionally… The so-called “bumbling Jihadi” Mark Taylor, who once left his Twitter location on, identifying a secret Islamic State location in Syria, is now deemed dangerous enough that New Zealand is changing its terror laws. The new ‘Mark Taylor law’ would mean… Continue reading What the new ‘Mark Taylor law’ would mean for returning ‘high-risk’ New Zealanders

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Kiwi jihadi Mark Taylor tells journalist he is interested in starting a medicinal cannabis company

Taylor, a former New Zealand soldier who has New Zealand citizenship only, has surrendered to Kurdish forces because life under Isis had become unbearable. The Kiwi jihadi being held in a Syrian prison has told a reporter that if he returns to New Zealand, he is interested in setting up a medicinal cannabis company. Mark… Continue reading Kiwi jihadi Mark Taylor tells journalist he is interested in starting a medicinal cannabis company

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Govt introduces new legislation to de-radicalise terrorists returning from overseas

The Government has introduced a new bill to Parliament which aims to prevent terrorism and support the de-radicalisation of New Zealanders returning from overseas. The bill has been developed in response to the situation in Syria but will apply to any situation in which a New Zealander directly engaged in terrorism overseas, or facilitated or… Continue reading Govt introduces new legislation to de-radicalise terrorists returning from overseas

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Jacinda Ardern rejects Golriz Ghahraman’s description of anti-terrorist law as ‘dog-whistling’.

“[Mark Taylor] was not the only New Zealander who was over there but he’s certainly the most high-profile one and has been engaged in terrorist activity.” The Prime Minister is rejecting a Green MP’s description of a law that would impose restrictions on returning New Zealanders involved in terrorism as “dog-whistling”. The Terrorism Suppression (Control… Continue reading Jacinda Ardern rejects Golriz Ghahraman’s description of anti-terrorist law as ‘dog-whistling’.

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Police build case against ‘bumbling Jihadi’ Mark Taylor, but outdated anti-terrorism laws could see him walk free

Counter-terrorism police preparing to prosecute “bumbling Jihadi” Mark Taylor upon his return to New Zealand could be derailed by outdated laws, a legal expert believes. Detectives with the National Security Investigation Team have been building a case against Taylor for at least seven months in anticipation of Taylor returning from Syria, where he moved to… Continue reading Police build case against ‘bumbling Jihadi’ Mark Taylor, but outdated anti-terrorism laws could see him walk free

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Kiwi Jihadi Mark Taylor could be released as US withdraws from Syria

Kiwi Jihadi Mark Taylor could be released from captivity in Syria as the United States withdraws and Turkey invades. The “bumbling jihadi” is among reported New Zealand nationals, including an orphaned toddler, who will face renewed chaos and conflict in war-torn Syria. US President Donald Trump cleared the way for Turkey to invade northern Syria in a shock statement on Monday… Continue reading Kiwi Jihadi Mark Taylor could be released as US withdraws from Syria

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‘One of us’ with bus packed with explosives.

New Zealand, welcome to your future. Thank you Jacinda! One person has been arrested after a bomb scare on a Canterbury bridge. Police are working on clearing the Selwyn River Bridge in Glentunnel – after a man parked a silver bus on it he claimed was full of explosives. Police say he’s now in custody.… Continue reading ‘One of us’ with bus packed with explosives.

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Faithful Kiwi Muslim, after playing religious music, pursues police screaming “Allahu Akbar”

This New Zealand faithful convert who is following in the footsteps of his prophet appears to have also had training from the FIANZ halal financed Aotearoa Maori Muslim Association, led by the Islamic State of New Zealand leader who is commonly known in NZ as Te Amorangi Kireka-Whaanga. Police say the man crashed his car… Continue reading Faithful Kiwi Muslim, after playing religious music, pursues police screaming “Allahu Akbar”

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‘Allahu Akbar is not a terrorist slogan’: Just ordinary Islam.

The Grand Mufti of Australia and New Zealand Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohammed told SBS Arabic24 that there was a need to “end misunderstanding” around the phrase Allahu Akbar, following the Sydney CBD stabbing which left one person dead. A Sydney man is accused of killing 24-year-old Michaela Dunn in a Clarence Street apartment before allegedly… Continue reading ‘Allahu Akbar is not a terrorist slogan’: Just ordinary Islam.