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A year later: PM Jacinda Ardern pays tribute to Fijians killed in Christchurch mosque attacks

Jacinda Ardern unveils a memorial plaque at Lautoka Jame Masjid. Photo: Supplied to RNZ Jacinda Ardern has paid tribute to the three Fijians who died in last year’s Christchurch mosque shootings. Ardern spoke this morning at Lautoka Mosque as part of her trip to Fiji to remember Imam Hafiz Musa Patel, Ashraf Ali Razak and… Continue reading A year later: PM Jacinda Ardern pays tribute to Fijians killed in Christchurch mosque attacks

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Fijian perve caught with mosque video jailed

Josevata Raikoti was jailed for 15 months and ordered to pay the victim $200. Photo / ODT A Fijian home-stay student stole his host’s underwear and secretly filmed her in the bathroom at least 40 times, a court has heard. When police arrested 23-year-old Josevata Hamilton Turagakula Raikoti they seized his cellphone to collect evidence… Continue reading Fijian perve caught with mosque video jailed

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‘No legal right’: Disabled woman who was on working visa has to leave NZ.

Immigration New Zealand is refusing to budge on its order to deport a Balclutha woman to Fiji. Firoza Begum, 57, moved to the South Otago town after her husband, Mohammed Kalim, 63, took up work in 2007 as a halal butcher at the Finegand processing plant. Begum worked at New World Balclutha until 2016, when… Continue reading ‘No legal right’: Disabled woman who was on working visa has to leave NZ.

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Lawyer involved with NZ’s first human trafficking conviction gets home detention for fraud

Mohammed Idris Hanif was sentenced for his part in New Zealand’s first human trafficking conviction. A lawyer linked to New Zealand’s first convicted human trafficker has been sentenced for fraud, continuing to show no remorse to his victims. In April, Mohammed Idris Hanif was found guilty of five counts of knowingly providing false and misleading information to… Continue reading Lawyer involved with NZ’s first human trafficking conviction gets home detention for fraud

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Kiwi converts among New Zealand’s Muslim community.

Barely a week after NZ’s Islamic State supporters reveal and the closure of the first Islamic State Watch fb page, the NZ media are working overtime to promote Islam as peaceful. This academic, Abdullah Drury, knows many of the radical NZ jihadi well, and those that finance them, yet chooses to write only the peaceful… Continue reading Kiwi converts among New Zealand’s Muslim community.

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Real threat of honour killings in NZ, women’s group says

Ranjeeta Sharma Honour killings have taken place in New Zealand, a spokesperson for an ethnic women’s group says. The comment comes in the wake of the death of 28-year-old Fijian Indian Ranjeeta Sharma, who was found burnt to death on the side of a rural Huntly road. Herald inquiries have revealed that Mrs Sharma –… Continue reading Real threat of honour killings in NZ, women’s group says

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Muslims say imam preached holy war

Muslims at New Zealand’s largest mosque claim its Pakistani imam taught jihad or holy war and preached on the need for men to make as many babies as they could with burqa-wearing women. Muslims involved claim imam or mufti Abdul Qadir Siddiquei preached jihad against members of Islamic sects he did not approve of and… Continue reading Muslims say imam preached holy war

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Radical mufti finds backing here.

Sheik Alhilali was at the time, the “Mufti of Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific” A Sydney mufti who compared unveiled women to “uncovered meat” has gained followers in New Zealand, despite an attempt by the country’s official Muslim body to disown him. A former president of the Federation of Islamic Associations of New… Continue reading Radical mufti finds backing here.

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Government takes over Islamic school.

Students leaving Al-Madinah School yesterday. The country’s only co-educational Islamic school has been put under direct Government control amid concerns that its cultural environment is clashing with its education obligations. Al-Madinah School in Mangere, Manukau City, has been under fire for several years for prioritising religion at the expense of the curriculum and segregating staff… Continue reading Government takes over Islamic school.

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New Zealand Link to Bin Laden Terror.

by Jock Anderson National Business Review [New Zealand] October 5, 2001 A high-ranking Hamilton (New Zealand) Islamic cleric – Saudi Arabian-trained and funded Imam Anwar Zahib – belongs to the extreme Wahhabi sect identified as having inspired Osama bin Laden and all Muslim suicide bombers. Imam Zahib, a Fiji Indian, spent 15 years being trained… Continue reading New Zealand Link to Bin Laden Terror.