Spy chiefs pointedly told a high-level intelligence meeting days after the Christchurch terror attacks that domestic security investigations can’t begin without a “lead” and stressed the difficulties in monitoring online extremism, newly-released documents show. The New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) and Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) were sent scrambling after the March 15, 2019… Continue reading Christchurch mosque attacks: NZ spy chiefs called in for high-level meeting days after shootings
See also: NZ PM to fulfil NZ Isis leaders request The heads of the Security Intelligence Service and the Government Communications Security Bureau appeared before the Intelligence and Security Committee for their annual review this afternoon. SIS director-general Rebecca Kitteridge told MPs that between 15 March and the end of June 2019 the agency received… Continue reading More tip-offs on extremist views after mosque attacks – SIS boss
Still no word yet on the brother of NZ’s Islamic State leader who’s also over there. New Zealand spy bosses have revealed Kiwi men and women remain alongside Islamic State and other extremist groups in the Middle East. While politicians grappled over legislation aimed at protecting the country from the risks posed by people returning… Continue reading Spy bosses: ‘Small number’ of male and female Kiwi jihadis offshore
The Government has introduced a new bill to Parliament which aims to prevent terrorism and support the de-radicalisation of New Zealanders returning from overseas. The bill has been developed in response to the situation in Syria but will apply to any situation in which a New Zealander directly engaged in terrorism overseas, or facilitated or… Continue reading Govt introduces new legislation to de-radicalise terrorists returning from overseas
Counter-terrorism police preparing to prosecute “bumbling Jihadi” Mark Taylor upon his return to New Zealand could be derailed by outdated laws, a legal expert believes. Detectives with the National Security Investigation Team have been building a case against Taylor for at least seven months in anticipation of Taylor returning from Syria, where he moved to… Continue reading Police build case against ‘bumbling Jihadi’ Mark Taylor, but outdated anti-terrorism laws could see him walk free
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.
This is merely appeasement for FIANZ: The FIANZ terms for the Royal Commission: Seek out RATs! Revealed: Government to allocate Budget funding to fight white supremacy. Finance Minister Grant Robertson will put aside money to fight white supremacy in the Budget, Newshub can reveal. The Finance Minister’s office has confirmed “future allocations of funding” will… Continue reading Appeasement: Revealed: Government to allocate Budget funding to fight white supremacy.
SIS director Rebecca Kitteridge. Security Intelligence Service (SIS) boss Rebecca Kitteridge has warned the military defeats inflicted on Islamic State (IS) have not yet reduced the terror threat it poses in countries like New Zealand. The two heads of the SIS and Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) made a rare late-night appearance in front of Parliament’s intelligence and… Continue reading SIS boss: Some Islamic State extremists grow up, marry, move on.
A security expert is calling for more scrutiny of foreign students coming here to study. It follows the gunning down of a former New Zealand student by police in Saudi Arabia. They say Taie bin Salem bin Yaslam al-Saya’ari planned an attack last year at one of Islam’s holiest sites. After the shoot-out over the… Continue reading Call to vet foreign students/terrorists.
Sheikh Dr Mohammad Anwar Sahib has been widely condemned for his antisemitic and misogynistic comments. He has now been permanently stood down from his role as secretary of the Federation of Islamic Associations of NZ’s religious advisory board and is under investigation by the Human Rights Commission. However, a number of questions remain. Why was… Continue reading Dismissed Sheikh still in charge of At-Taqwa Mosque: A cause for concern.