Category: Muslim Community Project

RNZ: Lawyer slams government and Victim Support over treatment of Muslims

A human rights lawyer says the government has continuously let the Muslim community down and she doesn’t see that changing even with the Royal Commission into the mosque shootings. A public discussion in Auckland’s suburb of Ōtara yesterday saw academics, a lawyer and representatives of the Muslim community come together to discuss security issues after

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Radio NZ: SIS accused of breaching NZ Muslims’ rights: It’s ‘unethical, misleading’, says critic

The Human Rights Foundation has released research to RNZ it says backs up its demands for an open and transparent inquiry into the security agencies and the terror attacks. The research shows the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (SIS) used informal chats and offers of payment to young men, who were not advised of their

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NZ Herald: Christchurch mosque shooting: Website to report Islamophobia set up in attack aftermath

A group of Muslim women gathered together at Starship Hospital on Sunday to support the mother there of four-year-old girl Alin Alsati, who had been shot three times in the Christchurch terror attack. As they waited for the girl to under go surgery, the conversation turned to the everyday abuse, both verbal and physical, the

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Website to report Islamophobia set up in attack aftermath

The Human Rights Foundation has joined together with members of Aotearoa’s Muslim community to create a website where the Muslim community can share and record Islamophobia – the abuse they face in their daily lives: Created in the wake of the Christchurch terror attack on the Muslim community, this website is a place to share and

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Guides to dealing with the NZSIS and protecting yourself from banned material online

The Human Rights Foundation has published two new pamphlets: a Guide to Protecting Yourself from Harmful Activity Online and a Guide to Your Rights when Dealing with the NZSIS.     We have prepared these response in response to concerns raised by people in New Zealand’s Muslim community. We are also preparing credit card sized summaries for

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