New Zealander joins fight in Syria. Kiwi jihadist burns his NZ passport, vows to fight to achieve ‘martyrdom’ A Kiwi with links to al-Qaeda has taken up arms in Syria and says he will fight until he becomes a martyr. Mark John Taylor has burnt his New Zealand passport and says he has already been… Continue reading New Zealander joins fight in Syria.
KNOWN: Mark Taylor Taylor, who has been fighting for Al Qaeda in Syria. Would-be jihadists are being monitored by the nation’s spooks over plans to carry out Islamic State-style terror attacks on New Zealand soil. Security Intelligence Service boss Rebecca Kitteridge has spoken publicly about the threat amid rising global fears of lone wolf attacks… Continue reading Concern over Kiwi jihadists.
An Australian man who died in a US drone strike alongside a New Zealander was introduced to radical Islam at a Christchurch mosque, Australia’s ABC is reporting. Christopher Havard was killed when a car he was travelling in was hit by a missile fired from a US drone last November. New Zealander Daryl Jones, who… Continue reading Claim drone strike victims encountered radical Islam at Christchurch mosque
Prime Minister John Key says the Government “lost contact” with a New Zealander who is believed to have been killed fighting in Syria. The unidentified man would be the first New Zealand casualty in the Syrian civil war, where a small group of Kiwis has joined the rebel forces. A Syrian Government representative at the… Continue reading Govt ‘lost contact’ with Kiwi rebel
A New Zealander has been killed while fighting in Syria – the first Kiwi casualty in the civil war. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) said it is aware of “unconfirmed reports” a New Zealander has died fighting in the Middle East country. It did not say when the death happened but confirmed… Continue reading First Kiwi casualty in Syrian war
Drone victims ‘radicalised’ at mosque The parents of a man killed by a drone in Yemen say he was “radicalised” in Christchurch. But preachers at the city mosque say they are moderates. Christchurch’s Muslim leaders say they are shocked and “disturbed” by claims two men killed in a drone strike in Yemen were introduced to… Continue reading Drone victims ‘radicalised’ at mosque