Terrorism…coming to a country nearby real soon

We should be concerned. If only politicians treated terrorism as seriously as climate change.

The Islamic State has issued a vicious and detailed call to “lone wolf” followers to stab, shoot, poison and run over Australians at iconic attractions including Bondi Beach and the MCG.

The latest exhortation from the terrorist group follows the death in Syria of convicted Australian terrorist Ezzit Raad, who was jailed in connection with the 2005 plot to blow up the MCG and features as the latest jihadist poster boy in a new magazine.

In its first edition of Rumiyah published overnight, the terrorist group calls for lone wolf attacks in Australia in a manner of detail not seen before in the group’s publications.

“Light the ground beneath them aflame and scorch them with terror,” it states, painting the attacks as the way to avenge the death of Raad.

“Kill them on the streets of Brunswick, Broadmeadows, Bankstown, and Bondi. Kill them at the MCG, the SCG, the Opera House, and even in their backyards.

“Stab them, shoot them, poison them, and run them down with your vehicles. Kill them wherever you find them until the hollowness of their arrogance is filled with terror and they find themselves on their knees with their backs broken under the weight of regret for having waged a war against the believers, and by Allah’s will, and then through your sacrifices, this Ummah will be victorious.”

Many experts and government officials have warned that as IS loses territory in Iraq and Syria, it will lash out globally through attacks on western countries.

So it is little wonder then that a terrorism expert is telling us that it is only a matter of time before the problem hits our shores:

Radical Islam will come to New Zealand “soon enough” and New Zealand should prepare for its arrival, a terrorism expert has warned.

Professor Greg Barton of Deakin University, one of Australia’s leading scholars on terrorism and violent extremism, said it was inevitable that Islamic State recruitment would reach New Zealand.

The organisation was spreading rapidly throughout the world through social networks and was causing serious problems in Australia.

“It hasn’t had a big impact in New Zealand thus far but it has had a big impact in Australia for reasons we’re not quite yet sure of.”

While radicalised Muslims represented only a fraction of Australian Muslims, they were connected through cells and had proven very effective.

Barton was in Auckland speaking at the Massey University Centre for Defence and Security Studies National Conference, which also featured speakers on cyber security and rising tensions in the South China Sea.

We really need to be making sure that we are preventing these sorts of nutters from migrating here. The tyranny of distance can only protect us for so long.

If only the useful idiots out there calling for tolerance would wake up.


– SMH, Fairfax

  • Blueburd

    And still the calls to import more “refugees” goes out.

  • waldopepper

    it will come here, although i suspect with australia and nz the whack jobs might just be biting off a bit more than they can chew. aussy and kiwi blokes are not like your typical european girlie men. if mass attacks happen, the aussies will retaliate in kind im sure. i can just see IS IS pulling a knife in bondi, stabbing someone, and then getting thrown through the nearest plate glass window, or held down under the tide until the bubbles stop. but we shall see.

    • helicapt

      Agreed Waldo, retaliation would be swift and meaningful.
      However, I believe an attack by one of these lunatics here would ignite a backlash that would go beyond just retaliation.
      A lot of citizens never wanted muslims here in the first place, and they won’t be filtering through the different makes and models to pick on the “BAD” ones.

      • Huia

        How do you tell a good one from a bad one?
        They are all dressed the same, go to Mosques, follow the same religion, read from the same book, show the same distain for Western ways and other cultures. Hard to tell who is good and who is evil.
        If there was trouble (and I am sure there will be at some stage), I would rather see people act than see even more Christians, Westerners and innocents raped, brutalized and dying at the hands of these brainwashed, interbred terrorists.

        • MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels

          To keep the shafts of strife and war away from Pacific’s triple star, it is the duty of every New Zealander to ensure his land is inhospitable for the followers of mohammed.

          This duty includes declining job applications, glaring suspiciously, and muttering under your breath about pedos.

          Too unpleasant for you? Ah, but did you like those photos of Nice? Welcome to the Clash of Civilisations.

  • hookerphil

    Are you sure there will be real terrorism attacks – the 2014 Lindt Cafe one for instance – “. Police treated the event as a terrorist attack at the time but Monis’ motives have subsequently been debated.” Wilkapedia. See, not really terror, apparently, if you want to believe that. I don’t.

  • JustAnotherLurker

    So long as the GCSB are not breaching their rights by listening in to their planning, all is well.

  • oldmanNZ

    I have no tolerance for a evil cult.

    Thus, those asking for tolerance must also tolerance my lack of tolerance or intolerance of these a large nutbars.

    Yes, we are seeing halal butchers, and meat sections in supermarket, and full veil disguises dress. I can respect their choice.
    But do not ask me to stop celebrating xmas as it might offend them.
    As they are being intolerable.

  • BigNose
  • cows4me

    I don’t know much about NZ but Aussie has very large Muslim communities in small defined areas. When groups gather in such large numbers they tend to believe their own propaganda and think they are stronger as a force than the greater whole. About the only real protection these communities have is the tolerance of the overall population and it’s police force. The greater whole will only be tolerant for so long and then I think Muslims living in Australia will find they were not as powerful as they had hoped.

  • Duchess of Pork

    A professor Greg Barton may be’ an expert on terrorism he is not if he believes that radical Islam has not reached New Zealand. It did Professor Barton, quite some time ago. That is why we now have 40 people on our terrorist watch list, 2 in our prisons and the devout Islamic Sheikh Te Amorangi Izhaq Kieka-Whaanga openly and cheerfully admitting in 2013 that he had been funded by the Saudis with an upfront half million dollars to bring Wahhabi doctrine to Maori, particularly gang members in prisons.

  • iera

    Recently WhaleOil reproduced a Pakistani Passport with a declaration that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was an impostor prophet and his followers are non-Muslims. The use of this declaration, to be signed by Muslims seeking passports, has now ceased, but did highlight that many Muslims do not recognize another entire group to be Muslim. The latter group are Ahmadi Muslims who currently run the largest mosque in Auckland.
    And I understand the largest following in Wellington may not be Ahmadiyya.

    Not knowing which Muslim you may be dealing with (and the Prophet – tolerant or not – who they impeccably follow) may make a considerable difference …
    1) in personal interaction
    2) when they denounce violence elsewhere, if they do
    3) whether it helps to have Egyptian imams visit New Zealand to be involved in Islam here, and
    4) when you read Saudis fund bringing “Wahhabi doctrine to Maori, particularly gang members in prisons.”

  • johnandali

    If our Government declared that we would no longer accept Muslim refugees into NZ, John Key would be in trouble. Helen Clark’s chances of becoming Secretary-General would disappear, as the 55 Islamic states would vote against her. Murray McCully wouldn’t be welcome in Gaza or the Palestine Authority any more. Saudi Arabia would probably withdraw its kind offer to build mosques all over NZ. Egypt would decline to send imams to run the mosques. Hell would break loose. The quicker the better.