Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters will travel on Tuesday to the United Arab Emirates, one of New Zealand’s most important partners in the Middle East. “New Zealand enjoys a dynamic and wide-ranging relationship with the UAE, an important partner for New Zealand in the Gulf region, our 10th largest trading partner and a hub for… Continue reading Foreign Minister to visit the United Arab Emirates
Opposition calls on Foreign Minister Winston Peters to expel ‘hateful’ Iranian diplomat. Iranian diplomat Hormoz Ghahremani. Foreign Minister Winston Peters should expel a “hateful” Iranian diplomat who delivered an “anti-semitic hate speech” at a mosque in Auckland, says Opposition spokesman Gerry Brownlee. Peters has returned fire, asking why Brownlee had not expelled him when he was Foreign Minister: “It… Continue reading Opposition calls on Foreign Minister Winston Peters to expel ‘hateful’ Iranian diplomat.
Up to 80 New Zealanders have been linked to the extremist group Islamic State, with half of them on a government watch list, Prime Minister John Key has revealed. In a major speech on national security in Wellington this morning, Mr Key said agencies had a watch list of between 30 and 40 people who… Continue reading Key reveals 80 Kiwis linked to Islamic State.
5:30 AM Sunday Dec 26, 2010 October 24, 2006 SUBJECT: KIWI MUSLIMS: WAHHABIS IN THEIR MIDST Classified By: DCM David Keegan for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d). This cable was drafted by ConGen Auckland and approved by Embassy Wellington. 1. (SBU) SUMMARY: New Zealand Muslims are getting increased attention from broader society as the community… Continue reading WikiLeaks cable: Kiwi Muslims – Wahhabis in their midst
Although the number is still small, Islam has become one of the fastest-growing religions among Maori. ABDULLAH DRURY explains why. Waitangi Day provides us with an excellent opportunity, or an excuse, to examine the spread of Islam in Aotearoa among the Maori population. According to Statistics New Zealand, Islam is one of the fastest-growing religions… Continue reading Treaty compatible with Islamic philosophy.
Prison staff on alert for terror links. Guards working in Auckland Prison at Paremoremo have been told to monitor inmates for any sign of contact from terrorist groups. The direction came in an email to management at the country’s largest prison this week. Corrections officers will now monitor letters and telephone calls for anything that… Continue reading Prison staff on alert for terror links.