No surprise to Jihad Watch readers from New Zealand Stuff, with thanks to the One Who Must Not Be Named.
A world-renowned al-Qaeda expert is backing New Zealand First leader Winston Peters’s claim that Islamic extremist groups are operating in New Zealand.
In a speech to Far North Grey Power on Thursday, Peters raised the spectre of Islamic terrorism among immigrants and revealed that he had written to Muslim leaders, asking them to report “radicals, troublemakers and potential dangers” to the police.
Singapore-based Dr Rohan Gunaratna, head of the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, said there were about 10 groups linked to international Islamic terror networks operating out of New Zealand cities.
“There are a number of groups raising funds, doing propaganda and recruiting for jihad groups,” he said. “They never operate under their own names, but are in both Muslim and non-Muslim groups.”…