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police preparing to prosecute “bumbling Jihadi” Mark Taylor upon his return to New Zealand could be derailed by outdated laws, a legal expert believes.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returning from Syria, where he moved to… Continue reading Police build case against ‘bumbling Jihadi’ Mark Taylor, but outdated anti-terrorism laws could see him walk free
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
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
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.
The al-Hol camp in north eastern Syria is an overflowing vessel of anger and unanswered questions. Inside are the lost women and children of the jihadist group Islamic State (IS), abandoned by their men, their nightmare caliphate and their governments. Some cling to their hate-fuelled ideology: “We are undefeated!” they scream in your face. Others… Continue reading Islamic State: The psychotic radical women and children no-one wants
‘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
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?
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
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.
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