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Kiwi Jihadi Mark Taylor could be released as US withdraws from Syria

Kiwi Jihadi Mark Taylor could be released from captivity in Syria as the United States withdraws and Turkey invades. The “bumbling jihadi” is among reported New Zealand nationals, including an orphaned toddler, who will face renewed chaos and conflict in war-torn Syria. US President Donald Trump cleared the way for Turkey to invade northern Syria in a shock statement on Monday… Continue reading Kiwi Jihadi Mark Taylor could be released as US withdraws from Syria

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New poll: Government should not help Kiwi jihadi Mark Taylor return to NZ, majority says

New poll: Government should not help Kiwi jihadi Mark Taylor return to NZ, majority says The latest 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton poll asked Kiwis about the Hamilton native, currently sitting in a Syrian prison. Most New Zealanders do not want to see the Government help to bring home ISIS fighter Mark Taylor, who is being… Continue reading New poll: Government should not help Kiwi jihadi Mark Taylor return to NZ, majority says

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Chch shootings: Militant groups are using the event to recruit.

What the Washington Post failed to mention was that this Christchurch Mosque, funded by Saudi money, has been promoted and used by local radicals to recruit jihadi, even since before it’s purchase! (more information is available from the categories and tags on the left).  The problems is that because there are so few retribution attacks… Continue reading Chch shootings: Militant groups are using the event to recruit.

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‘It turns out that freedom of speech was not allowed in the Islamic State’ – ‘Kiwi Jihadi’ Mark Taylor

‘It turns out that freedom of speech was not allowed in the Islamic State’ – ‘Kiwi Jihadi’ Mark Taylor Mark Taylor, known as the ‘Kiwi Jihadi’, feels genuinely surprised he wasn’t able to voice his freedom of speech while living under the Islamic State (IS). Taylor spent around five years with the extremist group in… Continue reading ‘It turns out that freedom of speech was not allowed in the Islamic State’ – ‘Kiwi Jihadi’ Mark Taylor

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What about the things bumbling ‘Kiwi jihadi’ witnessed without a problem?

SUPPLIED “Kiwi Jihadi” Mark Taylor was happy to pose with a saw “suitable for beheadings”, Rosemary McLeod writes. OPINION: It’s pleasing to think that if we had to have a Kiwi jihadist, he’d be a dingbat, a bearded fuzzy-thinking bumbler who’s a tribute to his Kiwi upbringing on International Women’s Day. We made Mark Taylor an… Continue reading What about the things bumbling ‘Kiwi jihadi’ witnessed without a problem?

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Kiwi jihadi Mark Taylor interviewed in jail, says he feels ‘stabbed in the back’

Kiwi jihadi Mark Taylor interviewed in jail, says he feels ‘stabbed in the back’ New Zealand jihadi Mark Taylor is surprised to hear what politicians have had to say about him since he was captured in Syria. Journalist Campbell MacDiarmid from The National newspaper in Abu Dhabi, has interviewed Taylor in prison. Mr MacDiarmid told… Continue reading Kiwi jihadi Mark Taylor interviewed in jail, says he feels ‘stabbed in the back’

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Kiwi jihadi Mark Taylor not so ‘bumbling’ – law expert

Having lived among ISIS fighters for five years, New Zealander Mark Taylor perhaps isn’t so bumbling after all, a law expert says. Mark Taylor during his time with ISIS. Photo: Facebook New Zealand can shortly expect demands from Kurdish officials to take the imprisoned Kiwi IS fighter, Mark Taylor, off their hands. Taylor was arrested… Continue reading Kiwi jihadi Mark Taylor not so ‘bumbling’ – law expert

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New Zealand ISIS runaway Mark Taylor: I feel betrayed by the group I joined and the country I left behind.

New Zealand ISIS supporter Mark Taylor inside a Kurdish security facility in northern Syria, March 5 2019. surrendering to Syrian Democratic Forces. Campbell MacDiarmid Despite his apparent naivety, and his claims to have only ever served as a teacher and a guard for ISIS, a Kurdish security official said he believed Taylor was a hardened… Continue reading New Zealand ISIS runaway Mark Taylor: I feel betrayed by the group I joined and the country I left behind.

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Jailed Kiwi jihadist Mark Taylor suffered brain damage as a child, relative says

YOU can’t make this stuff up!!!! Jailed Kiwi jihadist Mark Taylor suffered brain damage as a child, relative says Jailed Kiwi jihadist Mark Taylor suffered brain damage as a child, relative say A relative of ISIS fighter Mark Taylor has spoken out about his family member, as the New Zealand Government grapples with the possibility of… Continue reading Jailed Kiwi jihadist Mark Taylor suffered brain damage as a child, relative says

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New Zealand jihadist Mark Taylor captured in Syria and jailed in Kurdish prison

New Zealand jihadist Mark Taylor captured in Syria and jailed in Kurdish prison A New Zealander serving with the Islamic State group has been captured in Northern Syria and is being held in a Kurdish prison. Key points: Taylor said life with Islamic State had become unbearable without food or money He claims he was… Continue reading New Zealand jihadist Mark Taylor captured in Syria and jailed in Kurdish prison