Academics · Free Speech · NZ Government support · Sharia in NZ

Paul Spoonley wants to keep himself employed

Totally ignoring 1400 years of history, Islamic apologist Spoonley refuses to acknowledge what’s happening even in NZ, left alone around the world. He’s paid by the govt, so has to earn his keep.This from ZB:A sociologist says the threat of far-right extremism hasn’t gone away.It’s almost a year since the Christchurch terror attacks, in which… Continue reading Paul Spoonley wants to keep himself employed

Free Speech · News · NZ Government support · NZ Mosques · Sharia in NZ

Criminalising hate speech: New Zealand considers policing hateful expression.

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.

Academics · Free Speech · News · NZ Government support

Far-right “expert” says he’s been warning the New Zealand Government for a long time

An expert in far-right politics says he’s been warning the Government about the group’s potential to cause harm to New Zealanders for a long time. Dr Paul Spoonley from Massey University told The AM Show current processes to track members of far-right groups are not working. “They haven’t monitored this guy [alleged gunman Brenton Tarrant],… Continue reading Far-right “expert” says he’s been warning the New Zealand Government for a long time