Malcolm X also being an inspiration to many in the Aotearoa Maori Muslim Association (aka Islamic State in NZ). Mazhar Krasnises a gathering of Albanians at Aotea Square in 2000 to celebrate the first free elections in Kosovo. One of the leading figures in the New Zealand Muslim community, once recognised alongside American activist Malcolm… Continue reading Mazhar Krasniqi, ‘a real kaumatua’ of New Zealand Muslim community, passes away.
Maori prison inmates, many of them gang members, are converting to a militant, politicised brand of Islam, raising concerns among sections of the Muslim community. Converts are being drawn to the faith through anti-Pakeha sentiment and a fascination with al Qaeda and the radical chic of African-American Muslim icons such as Malcolm X. “The ones… Continue reading Muslim faith draws converts from NZ prisons.