Behrouz Boochani, the Kurdish-Iranian refugee who came to fame after he wrote an account about life on Manus Island on his phone, has been given refugee status in New Zealand. Boochani arrived in Christchurch in November last year after being granted a visitor visa to attend a literary festival. He remained in New Zealand after… Continue reading Behrouz Boochani given refugee status in New Zealand
At the start of October, the Israel Institute of New Zealand (IINZ) exposed antisemitic material within a Facebook group of New Zealand based anti-Israel group Kia Ora Gaza. This included posts that compared Israel to Nazi Germany, comments that dehumanised Jews, and open support for terror against Israeli citizens. IINZ has now found that four… Continue reading New Zealand PM distances herself from online hate group.
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.
“[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’.
See also: Why do Muslims claim Jerusalem as their own? A lawmaker for New Zealand’s Greens Party said Jesus’ mother, Mary, and her husband Joseph, were Palestinian refugees. Golriz Ghahraman on Thursday wrote on Twitter: “They were literally Palestinian refugees. And she (Mary) normally had her hair covered because that’s what modesty looked like in… Continue reading New Zealand lawmaker says Jesus’ mother was ‘Palestinian refugee’.
Green MP Golriz Ghahraman pictured with Rwandan singer-songwriter Simon Bikindi, who was convicted of inciting genocide in his country. Simon Bikindi is a singer-songwriter who composed songs inciting Hutu to slaughter their Tutsi neighbours during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. He was duly convicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), but not before… Continue reading Green MP Golriz Ghahraman smiles in photo alongside Rwandan convicted for inciting genocide.