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
Kurt Taogaga was at number 68 on the list. But he is no longer on the list after it was revealed he had supported the then NZ First MP Richard Prosser’s “Wogistan” article in 2013. Taogaga called it brave and said “we need to see Islam for what it really is”. A statement from Labour… Continue reading Labour sacks candidate for accurate social commentary
President of the Manawatu Muslim Association Riyaz Rahman says there is still work to be done on curbing hate speech. A proposal that could make hate speech a criminal offence, as it is in the United Kingdom, has been stalled and is unlikely to pass before the election. The Government fast-tracked a review of hate… Continue reading Hate speech law stalled until after election – no support yet from NZ First
Zulfiqar Haider Butt has been elected to the Palmerston North City Council under the Labour Party ticket. Butt, vice-president of FIANZ, has been campaigning for a national “hate speech” database to help Muslims feel safer after the Christchurch mosque attack which brought to the worlds attention the long track record the Al-Noor mosque had of… Continue reading Anti-“Hate Speech” campaigner Butt elected to Palmerston North Council.
Changes to the proposed Terrorism Suppression (Control Orders) Bill reflect the Greens’ mistrust of New Zealand’s intelligence agencies and place unnecessary hurdles in the way of ensuring New Zealanders’ safety, National’s Justice spokesperson Mark Mitchell says. “Labour and New Zealand First should have swallowed their pride, shunned the Greens and come back to National for… Continue reading Terrorism Bill made even weaker.
Imam Gamal Fouda had just begun giving a sermon at the Al Noor mosque when a gunman entered and unleashed a volley of bullets. The attacks on 15 March saw 51 worshipers shot dead during Friday prayers, including 44 from Mr Fouda’s congregation, and the others at the Linwood Islamic Centre. “It was a hard time for… Continue reading Meet the first Muslims running for office in Christchurch, six months on from the attacks.
This helps understand why the local police were after Tommy Robinson: instructions from above! ROTHERHAM peer Lord Nazir Ahmed has appeared at court — alongside his two brothers — charged with a fourth historical child sex offence. The peer faced the further allegation of buggery against a boy under 11 when he appeared at Sheffield… Continue reading Rotherham LGBT peer Lord Ahmed charged with fourth child sex offence.
Public anti Semitism and anti Israeli speech seems to be becoming a trend and publicly acceptable now, as more and more people step forward to publicly expose themselves for attacking Jews and Israel instead of targeting the conflict itself. As you will have read yesterday about Phil Goff’s empty headed rant about Israel, what was… Continue reading Does former Labour list MP Ashraf Choudhary dream of a second Holocaust?
A lawyer who once said a decision by David Cunliffe not to allow refugee Ahmed Zaoui’s family into New Zealand was “cruel and inhumane”, is now his deputy chief of staff. Auckland lawyer Deborah Manning will be working for the Labour leader under recently appointed chief of staff Matt McCarten – a former Unite Union… Continue reading Zaoui lawyer now working with Labour’s Cunliffe
pic: SBW with an international promoter of Jihad aka terrorism. New Zealand First MP Richard Prosser has been forced into a backdown and now says comments he made about Muslims were not balanced. Mr Prosser had called for young Muslim men, men who look Muslim or who are from a Muslim country aged 19 to… Continue reading NZ First MP accepts Muslim comments are too accurate