“Controversial “temporary” terror law changes to crack down on suspected foreign fighters will come before Parliament this week – and a leaked draft reveals they will be in place until 2018.
Previously unseen proposals would see the passports of wannabe jihadis cancelled while the holders are overseas, leaving them stateless – in a breach of an international ban.
And the Security Intelligence Service will be able to request a suspected terrorist be temporarily stripped of their travel documents for 10 working days without providing evidence.
This buys spies time to make a case for restricting travel”.
What are the real motives for these proposed draconian laws to allegedly combat ISIS Jihadists in Iraq and Syria.?
The National cabinet wants these proposed laws to remain in force until 1918. Why? Is there really a threat from within and without from ISIS and their fellow travellers? Why not let these so-called jihadists out of New Zealand and off to the Middle East. Suspend their passports and don’t allow them back in the country for at least three years. If any like-minded jihadists remain in the country, they could be rounded up and put in Mount Eden prison and put to work making number plates, or whatever they do these days?
The Security Intelligence special police could keep an eye on things in the meantime.
Hang on a minute now. What is the Key government really up to? Are they really seeking to control those few dozen anti-social urban guerilla types who drift from cause to cause, from the Ureweras to ISIS, the new flavour of the month? Actually the evidence against those urban guerillas in the Ureweras and their supporters around the country was considered to be real – just illegally gained and therefore unable to be used in evidence. And a number of people were imprisoned for firearms charges..
Is the National administration concerned that these urban guerilla types could take action against NZ society if they were unable to get out of the country and let off steam, so to speak?
So why not introduce the most draconian laws used since the Waterfront Lockout in 1951. It worked a treat then.
- Ureweras off limits to hunters (radionz.co.nz)
- The PM John Key has publicly announced what New Zealand’s immediate and short term role will be in the campaign against radical extremist group ISIS.. (huttswritinglounge.wordpress.com)
- How to Beat ISIS (time.com)
- The Big Questions on ISIS (brookings.edu)
- NZ military personnel headed for Iraq (stuff.co.nz)