One Of New Zealand’s Most Influential Muslim Leaders Endorses ISIS Caliphate
“If I want to go to Syria that should be my right and my choice.” I’ll take it one step further. If this “influential” Muslim leader and other wannabe jihadists like him want to stop sitting in the comfort of their Western homes as inferior Muslims and go to Syria to fight and die for the cause of their “Allah” then we should be doing all we can to get them away from us as quickly as possible. The longer we force them to live amongst us, the more danger we foolishly put ourselves in …
Qur’an Sura 4:95, “Not equal are those believers [Muslims] who sit at home and receive no hurt, and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons. Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit at home …”
Stuff – “An influential Maori Muslim leader is openly supporting the Islamic State militant group and believes Kiwi fighters should not be stopped from joining.
Te Amorangi Kireka-Whaanga is the head of the Aotearoa Maori Muslim Association and in 2010 was named one of the world’s 500 most influential Muslims by a group in Jordan, one of only two New Zealanders to make the list.
The Sunday Star-Times began investigating him after discovering his Facebook pages were festooned with Islamic State imagery. He has 905 friends on Facebook, many of them Muslim converts from around New Zealand. His pages have been repeatedly taken down in recent weeks by Facebook administrators.
Islamic State has been taking over towns and cities in Syria and Iraq, conducting massacres and beheadings of hostages, as it tries to establish an Islamic caliphate. Its followers in the West have been conducting ‘lone wolf’ terrorist attacks in recent weeks.
At home in Hastings yesterday, Kireka-Whaanga told the Star-Times Muslims were being killed all over the world, the United Nations ‘doesn’t care’ and he understood Islamic State’ actions.
‘If you practise your religion then of course you’ll be 100 per cent behind Islamic State,’ he said, adding that he was not a violent person. His comments come as tension rises between Muslim New Zealanders and others in the community following statements by Prime Minister John Key about the domestic terror threat.
Muslim leaders and senior police met in Auckland on Friday to discuss the issues.
Federation of Islamic Associations (FIANZ) president Anwar Ghani said they expressed concerns about the amount of harassment they were getting, including women wearing veils being abused, while police asked that community leaders keep an eye out for changing behaviour among potential radicals.
Kireka-Whaanga said John Key was right to be worried because Islamic State was going to ‘bring down Western civilisation’. He said his family wanted to move to Syria but he expected his passport would be cancelled. He claimed to have one ‘brother’ in Syria at the moment.
‘If I want to go to Syria that should be my right and my choice…'” Read more.
Zechariah 5:3a, 8a, “… This is the curse [אָלָה – “alah“] that goes out over the face of the whole earth … This is Wickedness …”
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