Police have arrested a 66 year old Maori Man who was captured on video saying to two young men "you with the Islam c**ts, that’s where you fellas from? Shooting innocent people. Go back to your own country.”
He will appear in court on Tuesday where police advise further charges may be laid.
To put this event into context our Prime Minister has advised that there are more than 40 ‘people of interest’ who are on a terrorism watch list, whose sympathies lie with the Islamic State. There are also another 40 who are also being investigated by our security services. I understand that at least seven of these ‘people of interest’ have had their passports cancelled for wanting to travel to the Middle East presumably to engage in violent jihad.
So how does one get to be on the New Zealand security service top 40?
Presumably you have to be recorded saying something more serious than our 66 year old Maori bus passenger? I doubt that he was on a terrorist watch list, or that even now he will be placed on one.
What about those seven individuals who are hot for jihad, whose passports have been cancelled, who remain free to wander about our cities, fueling their anger and resentment. They are potential Haron Monis’s in the making, yet they have not been arrested.
So who represents the greatest risk to New Zealand, an old Maori man seated on a bus who tells a couple of Muslims to ‘Go back to your own country’ or these individuals, presumably Muslims who have had their passports cancelled but have not been charged with any offences?
We congratulate ourselves for arresting old men, and (in the UK) old ladies, for being impolite to Muslims, while allowing dozens of Islamic jihadists who represent a very real threat to our citizens roam free.