A Hawke’s Bay Muslim man is calling on “souljahs of Allah” to join him in forming the “Islamic State of Aotearoa”.
Te Amorangi Kireka-Whaanga, of Hastings, who heads the Aotearoa Maori Muslim Association, said in a Facebook post yesterday he had changed the organisation’s name to the Islamic State of Aotearoa.
Hastings Mayor Lawrence Yule said Mr Kireka-Whaanga’s Facebook posts were “very concerning,” considering the Islamic State’s violent reputation in the Middle East.
“I don’t think any normal, law-abiding Kiwi would think there’s any time or place for this kind of behaviour,” he said.
“When you have our own citizens setting up a terrorist-style cult within New Zealand, then the agencies on behalf of New Zealanders will do anything they can to stamp them out. I don’t think there’s any place in New Zealand for these Islamic cults.”
Mr Kireka-Whaanga has previously pledged his support for Islamic State on social media, saying it would bring down Western civilisation and true Muslims were behind Islamic State…