terrorism

Why aren’t the Greens standing up for civil liberties in this case?

Theft costs New Zealand retailers $2 million a day, but a new company called Eyedentify is confident its cloud-based software can help tackle the problem.

The software helps police and retailers share information about thieves so they can work out who is most likely to strike, as well as where, when and even which products they’ll target.

“We’ve been working with retailers and police across the country now for over a year,” says Eyedentify chief executive Phil Thomson. “We’ve had some really good success in identifying the repeat offenders who are hitting multiple stores and multiple retailers.”

Like the movie Minority Report, the idea is to gather information and use it to strike before a crime is committed.

That’s profiling.  And race will be part of the profiling stats.  And it is going to get shared around. Read more »

Stephen Franks on the lie that is the Religion of Peace

Stephen Franks is a smart man, he has realised that we are in a war and he is now speaking up.

He explores the statements made by defence expert Dr David Kilcullen about the fight against ISIS and what we have to do to combat militant Islam.

Kilcullen highlights the risks from our internal responses (if the West fails to destroy the caliphate’s appeal to its own citizens):

“…if we fail to face the threat where it is today — primarily overseas — we’ll suffer the consequences at home. This isn’t to rehash some Cold War domino theory in which we “fight them there or we’ll fight them here”. It’s just to recognise the reality that a purely isolationist, defensive, policing strategy — protecting ourselves at home rather than seeking to defeat terrorism abroad — ultimately means the end of society as we know it. Mass surveillance, secret police, a national-security state, guards on every gate, a garrison society: that’s what a “defensive” strategy actually entails.”

He seems to be warning against the current mealy-mouthed approach to Islam within our countries, pretending that the conservative Islamic leaders, their schools and their doctrine are part of the solution, instead of recognising that they are fuel for the problem:    Read more »

What we can learn from J.K Rowling

I have read the entire Harry Potter series of books written by J.K.Rowling. They may have been written for children but some of the content is very adult.

I particularly enjoyed the fifth book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix as it showed an acute understanding of politics.

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The Ministry of Magic is typical of bureaucratic government departments in the real world. In this novel the magical world is under threat. The threat is very real and very powerful but there is one small problem. The Ministry of Magic refuse to believe that the threat is there!

 

The Ministry of Magic

The Ministry of Magic

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ISIS isn’t a country – it’s an ideology, and they are here

ISIS didn’t invade the UK and yet

The plan to stab Queen Elizabeth was foiled by British police, who arrested four Islamic terror suspects.

The suspects were allegedly planning to stab the 88-year-old monarch to death at the Royal Albert Hall, The Sun reported.

National MP Barry, who is in London, said she was undeterred from representing the Government at the wreath laying ceremony.

“I think in London, at the heart of the Royal Family, they are very aware of security threats, and they always have been.”

Security was tight in central London, Barry said.

The Queen had been due to attend the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Hall today and both she and UK Prime Minister David Cameron had been informed of the threat, the paper said.

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key had no comment on the incident, with a spokesman saying the Prime Minister did not have enough information about the alleged conspiracy and was not in a position to comment. Read more »

“I’ve got no intentions of blowing anything up or going out and finding a disbeliever and beheading them in a mall”

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Those are the words of  Maori Muslim fundamentalist.

A bearded Aaron Tahuhu, wearing a brown robe and jandals, looks out over green fields near his home.

In years to come, he hopes to look out on desert sands near Mecca.

Tahuhu is one of Christchurch’s fundamentalist Muslims.

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ISIS is coming? Wrong, they’re already here

Many of the apologists for ISIS, and enablers of terror through their insistence that we all live like they do, on their knees, tell us there is nothing to worry about.

They are wrong.

ISIS is coming? Nope, they are already here.

Look across the Tasman to Australia and you can already see the violence manifesting itself.

A man who was shot outside an Islamic prayer centre in Sydney’s west was targeted as he locked up the building following a night observing the holy ritual of Ashura, one of the most important holidays for Shiite Muslims, according to a community member.

Witnesses claimed that a number of people had driven past the Husainiyah Nabi Akram centre on Rosedale Avenue in Greenacre just hours before the shooting, chanting in Arabic that “ISIS [terrorist group Islamic State] is coming” and “ISIS will stay”.

Islamic State is an extremist organisation made up of Sunni jihadists and is involved in a violent conflict against Shiites and other groups in Iraq.

Rasoul Al-Musawi, a 47-year-old Iraqi Shiite religious leader at the centre, was shot in the face and shoulder as he was locking up the centre about 1.15am on Monday.

Witnesses dragged him back into the centre and gave him first aid until paramedics arrived and took him to hospital. He underwent surgery to remove the pellets on Monday.

Jamal Daoud, a prominent member of Sydney’s Shiite community, said a group of “extremists” had been targeting Shiite Muslims trying to enter the centre to observe Ashura, a 10-day ritual to commemorate the death of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad.    Read more »

EXCLUSIVE: ISIS terror links in New Zealand

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Considerable research from many people has gone into this story. The evidence of Kiwis involved with ISIS in New Zealand is alarming.

Given that worldwide the Islamic State is attracting widespread media attention, I write to bring your attention to a possible story on the rise and potential threat of Islamic extremism in New Zealand. John Key has been talking of sending SAS troops to fight ISIS and we have had what could be described as a veiled threat from one Muslim association and Key has mentioned there are some people in NZ who would want to fight for ISIS. John Hudson did a good job on a Sunday programme in shining a light on part of this story with the investigation into the former Black Power gang member turned Muslim extremist now called Haroon but there is much more to tell and to investigate.

The Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand has condemned the violence associated with ISIS but their statement fell short of condemning the ideology of ISIS or their enforced “infidel tax” (Jizya). The statement also seemed to suggest that allied forces fighting terrorism were just as abhorrent as the terrorists. Perhaps it is a stretch but it seems that the Muslim Community in NZ does not totally unreservedly reject the Islamic State and would embrace their goals of worldwide Shari’a law (though perhaps not through violence). What is more concerning is that there seem to be a group within NZ who would advocate for violence and would be willing to support IS.

The global increase in Islamic extremism in the last 12 months

The world is at war for the 3rd time, whether we want to admit it or not, and NZ is not immune. Australia has just confirmed it will send military equipment to help Kurdish forces against the Islamic State. The black flag waving jihadist group has a mission to kill anyone who stands in their way or “makes problem”.

While it may seem that the Islamic State is fighting in Syria and Iraq, far away, they want the whole world to be under Sharia law. Governments around the world are looking to keep their local citizens safe from the same fate as those killed overseas. New anti-terrorism laws are being considered in Britain, the Netherlands, Australia, and France. These laws look to confiscate passports, increase surveillance, and arrest those suspected of bringing the jihad back from overseas.

Such measures may seem an affront to basic rights of privacy and freedoms but the consequences of waiting for something to happen before acting are dire. The murder of people in the Twin Towers (2001), at a Bali nightclub (2002), in Spanish trains (2004), on London public transport (2005), in coordinated attacks across Mumbai (2008), while finishing a marathon in Boston (2013), and many more are all linked to Islamic terrorism. Last month, chemical weapons were found in a house in Brisbane where the plan was to attack Sydney public transport. Two French teenagers were arrested last week after security forces uncovered their plot to bomb a synagogue in a suicide attack. Also last week, USA Federal agents issued a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack at the Mexican border.

The groups claiming responsibility for the attacks above share a common ideology and methodology; to institute Sharia law across the world through violence. Of particular interest, local citizens, not foreigners, carried out many of the attacks, particularly those more recent. Currently, citizens from 81 countries have gone to fight with the Islamic State according to one intelligence organisation. The problem with this is that such people will return to their home countries more radicalised, better trained, and more likely to carry out an attack on home soil.    Read more »

Kiwi involvement with ISIS

John Key has said that he is concerned about Kiwi involvement with ISIS:

The Prime Minister will reveal details of the government’s concerns about foreign fighters, and more on its potential response to ISIS, in two days time.

John Key is set to deliver a speech on Wednesday, where he’ll reveal more about Kiwis who the government views as a potential threat.

He says the numbers looking to join groups like ISIS will surprise some New Zealanders.    Read more »

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Mocking ISIS, they “milk the goat even if it is male”

One way to defeat terror is to laugh at it. I saw this in Israel as they enjoy life and mock terror by living that life well.

In Arab countries though mocking ISIS could get you dead and so anyone mocking them in those countries is brave, very brave. But heroism always shows through.

Have you heard the joke by Iraqi Kurds about ISIS fighters milking male goats? The comedy comes from fact that you can’t milk a male goat but you can perform a sexual act on the goat using a similar motion. Enough said.

Well, many in the Middle East have heard that one and many others as Muslim and Arab comedians are on the front lines in fighting ISIS.  However, these satirists’ weapon of choice isn’t airstrikes, but rather comedy, which they are employing to ridicule ISIS on TV shows and in YouTube videos.  And nothing is off limits as they mock ISIS on everything from being hypocrites when it comes to Islam to being bumbling idiots to simply smelling like crap.

What’s truly remarkable is that some of these comedic performers are waging their comedy battle in countries were ISIS is fighting them, such as those involved in the new Iraqi TV show that began airing Saturday that lampoons ISIS.  Unlike us, they don’t need to watch ISIS on TV; they can see ISIS from their front window.

No one doubts that these comedians will be killed if ISIS captures them. ISIS doesn’t want to be laughed at, they want to be feared.  In fact, just a few months ago, ISIS threatened to cut the tongue out of anyone who referred to them as “Daesh,” which is the Arabic acronym for ISIS.  Why? Because ISIS learned that many Arabs use that term as an insult, because Daesh in Arabic also can mean “a bigot who imposes his view on others.”

And keep in mind that even pre-ISIS, an Iraqi comedian was killed in 2006 for comically mocking those in power.    Hard to find a tougher room for a comedian to play than Iraq, and it’s even more dangerous today.

I wonder what the mostly lefty comedians ion New Zealand think about this…they are mostly Palestinian loving apologists, so it would be interesting to see.

I bet they’d enjoy a lot of milking of goats, even if they are male.

 

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Here’s an idea for Keith Locke…YOU go and tell ISIS in person that dialogue is the answer

Keith Locke reckons we should establish dialogue with a bunch of ranting, stone age killers.

I’m not kidding.

This is the same guy who thought Pol Pot was just misunderstood…and who jumped for joy when planes flew into the World Trade Centre during 9/11.

In April 1975 Locke wrote a lead article for ‘Socialist Action’ under the banner heading: “Cambodia Liberated: Victory For Humanity” The “liberators” were of course the Khmer Rouge led by the infamous Pol Pot.

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When I first saw the planes fly into the towers I jumped for joy, I was so happy that at long last capitalism was under attack. Until, it suddenly dawned on me, what about all those poor pizza delivery boys, those poor firemen, those poor policemen, those poor lift-operators, all those poor cleaners, all those other poor workers who are forced to work for and were trying to save those greedy and horrible capitalists!? My heart and head was so confused – happy that some capitalists had been killed and very, very sad for all those who had died while working for them.

So excuse me if I don’t just scream at the NZ Herald for giving this guy a platform. On the plus side it is a shrinking platform.  Read more »