“Racism exists, but it is not welcome here. An assault on the freedom of any one of us who practices their faith or religion, is not welcome here. Violence, and extremism in all its forms, is not welcome here.”
Jacinda Ardern, March 2019, Christchurch.
But is this a case of “actually some forms of extremism are welcome here but not others”?
New Zealand announced Monday it would accept a woman linked to the Islamic State group and her two children, after Australia cancelled the former dual national’s citizenship. The New Zealand-born woman — widely identified as Suhayra Aden — moved to Australia at age six and was a dual national until Canberra stripped her of citizenship last year. At the time, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said “terrorists who fought with terrorism organisations’ forfeited the privilege of citizenship.New Zealand To Accept ISIS-Linked Woman And Her Children (ndtv.com)
“An Isis “terrorist” bride and her two children will head to New Zealand from Turkey after the New Zealand Government agreed to their return. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made the announcement on Suhayra Aden – who has been described as a “terrorist” – and her two children today…“We can’t lose sight of the fact that this woman chose to leave Australia and join an organisation that wants to destroy our way of life. “Her argument that she has left that behind now is a big stretch.” (Gerry Bownlee).Isis ‘terrorist’ bride Suhayra Aden and her children to return to NZ – NZ Herald