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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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‘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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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

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US finally classifies Kiwi jihadist a terrorist.

US finally classifies Kiwi jihadist a terrorist. The Kiwi man known as the “bumbling jihadi” has finally been classified a terrorist by the US State Department. Former Hamilton man Mark John Taylor, also known as Muhammad Daniel and Abu Abdul-Rahman, has been active on social media for years, posting images of himself with weapons and… Continue reading US finally classifies Kiwi jihadist a terrorist.

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A foreign assessment of NZ’s contribution to the Islamic State

The Washington Institute assesses NZ’s contribution to the Islamic State. Notice this is somewhat more comprehensive than any NZ media outlet has managed. They provide a 5 page .pdf of their investigation. The Washington Institute