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Baghdadi dead, but Kiwi nurse Louisa Akavi still missing.

The death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has raised fresh questions about the fate of kiwi nurse Louisa Akavi, one of the terror group’s longest-held hostages. Kiwi authorities believed for many years Akavi may have been being kept close to the IS leader – a diabetic with suspected injuries – because her nursing skills were of value to… Continue reading Baghdadi dead, but Kiwi nurse Louisa Akavi still missing.

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US special ops forces claim to ‘kill Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’.

This cat still about about 4 lives left. He’s only been killed 5 times thus far. He’s probably living somewhere in Christchurch about now. Isis target believed to be Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has reportedly been killed by US-led forces in Syria. President Donald Trump will make a “major statement” at the White House at 9am… Continue reading US special ops forces claim to ‘kill Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’.

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Arrest warrant for ‘bumbling Jihadi’ proves new terror law not needed – Greens.

It’s important to remember that Zaoui wasn’t freed because he was innocent, but because he traded intel for the USA for his freedom. See also: A dirty little deal has been forged The Greens say Friday’s issuing of an arrest warrant for ‘bumbling Jihadi’ Mark Taylor proves there’s no need to widen the law’s definition of… Continue reading Arrest warrant for ‘bumbling Jihadi’ proves new terror law not needed – Greens.

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Kiwi jihadi Mark Taylor tells journalist he is interested in starting a medicinal cannabis company

Taylor, a former New Zealand soldier who has New Zealand citizenship only, has surrendered to Kurdish forces because life under Isis had become unbearable. The Kiwi jihadi being held in a Syrian prison has told a reporter that if he returns to New Zealand, he is interested in setting up a medicinal cannabis company. Mark… Continue reading Kiwi jihadi Mark Taylor tells journalist he is interested in starting a medicinal cannabis company

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Jacinda Ardern rejects Golriz Ghahraman’s description of anti-terrorist law as ‘dog-whistling’.

“[Mark Taylor] was not the only New Zealander who was over there but he’s certainly the most high-profile one and has been engaged in terrorist activity.” The Prime Minister is rejecting a Green MP’s description of a law that would impose restrictions on returning New Zealanders involved in terrorism as “dog-whistling”. The Terrorism Suppression (Control… Continue reading Jacinda Ardern rejects Golriz Ghahraman’s description of anti-terrorist law as ‘dog-whistling’.

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Labour calls for ISIS brides in Syria to be allowed back home

Too close to home! Australian ISIS bride Zehra Duman (centre) with her child A Labor senator is urging the Australian Government to bring the brides and children of ISIS fighters detained in Syrian camps back to Australia. Shadow Minister for Home Affairs Kristina Keneally argued that the Government is morally obliged to repatriate women and… Continue reading Labour calls for ISIS brides in Syria to be allowed back home

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Police build case against ‘bumbling Jihadi’ Mark Taylor, but outdated anti-terrorism laws could see him walk free

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

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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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Revealed: New Zealand nurse Louisa Akavi kidnapped, held by Isis for six years.

A New Zealand nurse was held hostage by Islamic State for almost six years but her identity was kept under wraps until today because of fears it would put her life in danger. The nurse, Louisa Akavi, was named in the New York Times today with confirmation from the International Committee of the Red Cross.… Continue reading Revealed: New Zealand nurse Louisa Akavi kidnapped, held by Isis for six years.