An influential United States Congress hearing has been told “one of the major fundraisers for Jacinda Ardern’s party” is linked to the Chinese Communist Party and it showed China had penetrated New Zealand’s political networks.
As a result, US lawmakers needed to consider whether New Zealand should be kicked out of the Five Eyes intelligence alliance because of problems at its “political core”.
The bombshell testimony included claims from a former Central Intelligence Agency analyst that “anything on China that was briefed to Bill English was briefed to Mr Yang Jian”, the National MP revealed last year as having trained spies for China.
The hearing of the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission was aimed at gathering evidence on China’s relationship with traditional US allies.
Thought you and your new Muslim friends might like the sheep, Jacinda.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said that she does “not understand” why the US has not passed stronger gun laws in the aftermath of mass shooting events.
The Christchurch Call is Ardern’s plan to stop anything like the March 15th Christchurch terrorist massacre from happening anywhere, ever again. While the intention is laudable, and her desire to protect not only New Zealand but the entire world is noble, it’s not something that can be done through a non-binding pledge that has no accountability nor any actual guidelines.
“…we can’t guarantee our own safety.”
After the now infamous “Mosque Attack” in New Zealand, the sad and pathetic excuse of a Prime Minister has given what the terrorists wanted while exploiting the tragedy to snuff out civil liberties and ancient civil rights in order to appeal this modern-day “age of feelz.”
Last month, according to at least one count, there were 154 terrorist attacks around the world. Here’s a rundown of some of the major ones. The Taliban took 23 lives in Helmond Province, Afghanistan; at least 15 in Qaysar District, Afghanistan; ten in Kunduz Province, Afghanistan; 20 in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan; 22 in a second attack in Qaysar; and 65 in Sangin District, Afghanistan. ISIS murdered eight people in Idlib, Syria; five in the Anbar desert in Iraq; 16 in Jalalabad; seven in Makhmur, Iraq; 17 in two separate attacks in Kabul; and five in the Syrian desert. In Mali, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb killed 32 people in two separate attacks. In Syria, Ansar al-Tawhid killed 27. In Mozambique, Ansar al-Sunna killed 13 people in a terrorist attack. In three terrorist attacks in Mali, Al-Shabaab took a total of 38 lives. A Turkish jihadist, Gökmen Tanis, shot four people to death on a Utrecht tram. And a man named Brenton Tarrant killed 50 people in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Which of these things is not like the others?
The owners of most semi-automatic weapons in New Zealand will be required to surrender their weapons by September, according to details published on Monday.
The New Zealand government’s swift decision to make dramatic changes to gun laws after the deadly Christchurch mosque attacks have received widespread praise, and some criticism.
Policy born of panic or simply a case of a leftist government taking advantage of a crisis to further an anti-freedom agenda. Bit of both I’d say.
New Zealand women who wear a headscarf in solidarity with Muslim women have faced a backlash from campaigners who say it is not ’empowering’.
Some women including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern have covered up in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings which killed 50 people on March 15.
Ardern won widespread praise for putting on a headscarf when she met members of the Muslim community after the terror attack.
Organizers told the crowd it can’t be described how deeply the event has impacted the Muslim community in Saint John, adding Islam is a religion of peace.
The ban, issued on Saturday, means anybody caught with the document on their computer could face up to 10 years in prison, while anyone caught sending or forwarding it could face 14 years. Some say the ban goes too far and risks lending both the document and the gunman mystique.
The message is politically confused and an admission of unconscious bigotry
…Instead, she practiced what liberal-minded Christians tend to preach these days, a woozy and theatrical religion of humanity. Of course, it took off on Twitter, where no gesture of sanctimony is too fatuous to make. Soon, hordes of young non-Muslim women were posting hijabi selfies under the tag #HeadscarfForHarmony.
Australians did the same in December 2014 when a self-starting ISIS adherent held a Sydney café hostage and two customers were killed. After an Australian Muslim woman was insulted on a bus, the #IllRideWithYou hashtag became the way to signal amity. The enemy is no longer the ideologically motivated terrorism of a minority within a minority, but a diffused intolerance, the purported racism of the majority among the majority.
I live in New Zealand. I’ve become alarmed at developments in my country since the shootings last Friday. What I see unfolding seems so disproportionate to the magnitude of the crime. It seems like I’ve woken up and all of a sudden live in an Islamic State.
Out of an estimated 1.2 million registered guns, New Zealand police report that as of Tuesday night, 37 firearms have been surrendered nationwide, according to BuzzFeed.
No accounting was provided of how many people owned those guns, the types of firearms, or where they were surrendered.
The reports of citizens disarming themselves came after a Monday announcement by Prime minister Jacinda Ardern that several “in principle decisions” on gun control have been made by Cabinet ministers, while praising residents who have surrendered their guns to police.
Turkey’s Islamist dictator President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has responded to the fact the Christchurch mosque shooter was Australian to threaten Australians visiting Turkey with death if they are discovered to have anti-Islam views.
Erdogan was speaking at a campaign rally for upcoming local elections on March 31 in the northern Turkish town of Eregli. Eager to stoke nationalist and Islamist sentiment Erdogan played the video of the shooting as proof of rising hatred and prejudice against Islam.
Erdogan then took the extraordinary action of putting the Australia-Turkey post-World War One and ANZAC peacetime relationship in serious doubt. He reopened the two nations World War One hostilities asking “What business did you have here? We had no issues with you, why did you come all the way over here?” concluding “The only reason: we’re Muslim, and they’re Christian.”
New Zealand authorities have reminded citizens that they face up to 10 years in prison for “knowingly” possessing a copy of the New Zealand mosque shooting video – and up to 14 years in prison for sharing it. Corporations (such as web hosts) face an additional $200,000 ($137,000 US) fine under the same law.