FIANZ of course, was instrumental in setting up the Aotearoa Maori Muslim Association, aka, Islamic State of New Zealand, with Isaac Te Amorangi Kireka-Whaanga over a decade ago. Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand’s national director of security Abdul Lateef Smith, a member of the Palmerston North mosque and former army major, will be… Continue reading New multi-million dollar mosque for Palmerston North.
The FIANZ terms for the Royal Commission: Seek out RATs! Always trying to take control of new societies. Muslim leader urges special training for police to handle hate crime. Police response to several incidents of far-right intimidation since the 15 March mosque attacks has been uneven. Police only belatedly tracked down and charged a man… Continue reading Appeasement: Muslim leader urges special training for police to handle hate crime.
Manawatū Muslim Association president Riyaz Rahman says there is still work to be done on curbing hate speech. Last year, a human rights taskforce was assembled to tackle what authorities considered was a growing issue. Anecdotally, hate-motivated speech and acts were on the rise. Around three in 10 Kiwis reported viewing abuse online. In the real world, there seemed… Continue reading Criminalising hate speech: New Zealand considers policing hateful expression.
Rayed Mohammed Abdullah Ali On Sunday, February 26, Rayed Mohammed Abdullah Ali flew from the northern winter into Auckland’s ebbing summer for the same stated reason that draws thousands of Middle Eastern students here – to brush up on his English. Just before 9 the following morning, the short Saudi with the receding hairline wandered… Continue reading Rayed Ali – student, pilot, mystery man.
These associations could explain the singing and dancing flight school trainees in the quad of Massey University’s Albany campus on the morning of 911. Rayed Mohammed Abdullah Ali In Palmerston North for only a month, Rayed Mohammed Abdullah Ali barely had time to put down roots before his swift exit from the country. He flew… Continue reading The Muslim who preferred burgers to halal food.