‘Whither Islam in New Zealand?’ is a popular question these days in view of the recent events that occurred at the Avondale Mosque in Auckland. This question is also relevant with the rising evidence of radicalised converts to the Muslim faith dying abroad. I must say that expenditure for secret surveillance of local Muslims and… Continue reading Modernity challenges New Zealand Muslims.
Most New Zealanders have never heard of the retired Muslim community leader Mazhar Krasniqi. Indeed, most New Zealand Muslims have never heard of him. This is in spite of the fact that this Kosovar-Albanian was awarded a QSM in 2002 for his decades of unreported community service. Last year the New Delhi-based Institute of Objective… Continue reading Home country doctrine splits once-unified local Muslims.
Malcolm X was also the inspiration for the leader of Islamic State New Zealand who recruited many from prisons around the country who wanted to go and fight overseas. Pakistan was founded on the concept of jihad; all Muslims work towards the same goal. Mazhar Krasniqi (front), at a 2000 rally in Aotea Square. A… Continue reading NZ Muslim leader, halal industry mogul, honoured.