Andrew Little will be face-palming after Daesh threatens NZ

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What? They’ve threatened us? But, but I said there was no threat…

Just the other day Andrew Little was claiming that John Key was scaremongering over terrorists’ threats for NZ.

Fairfax reported at the time:

The Prime Minister is “scaremongering” with details of threatening Kiwis wanting to commit a terrorist attack in New Zealand, says Opposition leader Andrew Little.

John Key spoke on Tuesday of several New Zealanders under 24-hour surveillance with links to Islamic State, who want to commit a terrorist attack on Kiwis.

About 40 people are being monitored in New Zealand for their ties to Isis but the most threatening are under constant watch, which means they’re unlikely to be able to get anywhere near executing a terrorist attack, said Key.

“There’s no question about what their motivations are and that’s the tragedy of the Isis story is that you get some very dysfunctional people, for want of a better term, who want to associate themselves with Isis,” he told Radio NZ.   

Those individuals under 24-hour surveillance are being watched both physically and electronically.

But Little said Key was being “reckless” divulging details about the individuals being monitored, given the threat to New Zealand’s security is unchanged.

“It seems to me the Prime Minister’s blabbing away like this is potentially compromising the security of New Zealanders,” he said.

Little said even after last week’s terrorist attacks on Paris, the threat to New Zealand’s security is unchanged.

“The Prime Minister needs to be a little bit careful about giving the appearance of, frankly, scaremongering, because that’s not helpful.”

“There’s always people who can engage in destructive behaviours who ought to be monitored and are being monitored but clearly the lack of change in threat levels suggest the real threat they pose is much less,” Little said.

And what do we find out today?

An Islamic State video has been posted showing New Zealand’s flag listed among the “global coalition” against the group, but with no specific reference to New Zealand.

The four minute video And No Respite appeared on the al-Ḥayat Media Centre website – the media arm of Isis. It included New Zealand among 60 flags representing “the global coalition against the Islamic State”.

It was mostly aimed at United States, highlighting suicides among returning troops, and claims the Isis “Caliphate” in Syria and Iraq is already bigger than Great Britain.

It includes a call to the coalition to gather together, plot against them, show them no respite and “bring it on” to echo the words of the prophets.

“Our ally is the greatest, he is Allah.”

It ends with a quote from the Koran: “So resolve upon your plan, and call upon your associates. Then let not your plan be obscure to you. Then carry it out upon me and do not show me respite.”

Looks like John Key wasn’t scaremongering at all.

Andrew Little should apologise to Kiwi voters for being so blasé about our safety. We should be thankful that this fool is not in charge of our government.

Labour is so busy cuddling criminals and terrorists it has forgotten about its core values.

On a positive note it looks like Daesh has no trouble telling the Aussie flag and Kiwi flag apart.


– Fairfax


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.