We don’t need to worry about boat people, the GCSB is only there to spy on everyone looking a boobies and eating too much junk food, and terrorism doesn’t exist in New Zealand.
Wrong.Â Wrong.Â Wrong.
Lincoln Tan has the next installment
The man at the centre of a mosque battle in Auckland has allegedly been monitored by police for potential terrorist allegiances.
TheÂ Weekend HeraldÂ can reveal that Abu Abdulla, an imam who has been banned from the Avondale Islamic Centre, is Mohamed Abu Hamam.
Mr Abdulla confirmed he also goes by the name of Hamam, but did not know if he was the person named in a United States Embassy warning in 2005.
The Federation of Islamic Associations in New Zealand said it was made aware in 2011 of Mr Abdulla’s other identity and extremist preaching.
Reports on potential terrorist activity here, including warnings from police to US officials in a cable released by WikiLeaks in 2010, named “Hamam” as a person monitored by the police.
“The New Zealand Police recently provided information indicating some New Zealand Muslims have fought in Afghanistan, Bosnia and possibly Chechnya,” the cable said.
“The police are also looking at some New Zealand citizens/residents who may have travelled to the Middle East, including Iraq. A specific example of such a person involves an individual known only as ‘Hamam’.”
So while the Green Party is spending all it’s parliamentary question time trying to make the government look bad about a New Zealander-turned-Taliban being dealt to via a drone, it turns out we have much bigger problems close to home.
But no, let’s worry about privacy and the human rights of New Zealand born Taliban members shall we?Â Read more »