LISTEN LIVE TO NEWSTALK ZB

Newstalk ZB

ON AIR NOW

Keep up with
Newstalk ZB

Follow Us

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube

Select region

Site Search

Search Search

We're not an al-Qaeda target, says expert

Share |

New Zealand News | Friday August 2 2013 11:21

We are being told not to be alarmed by John Key's claim Kiwis have been trained by al-Qaeda in places such as Yemen.

The Prime Minister is using it to justify the need for changes to the country's spy laws.

Royal United Services Institute senior research fellow Raffaello Pantucci told Mike Hosking that a New Zealander has never shown up in any threat messaging from al-Qaeda.

"New Zealand's remoteness, and the probably very small number of people that we're talking about, would suggest that it seems unlikely that New Zealand, even in terms of targeting foreigners based there, would be a target."

Advertisement
I Heart App
Advertisement
  • Kate Bush makes eight album milestone

  • Southern District Health Board stand off

  • Export volumes fall

  • Beehive insiders grilled over alleged SIS leaks

  • Man due in court over Hastings threat

  • Northern Ireland hears of migrant children's horro ...

  • Auckland Weather

    Today
    Showers
    H:16° L:
    Click for More Weather
    More Weather

    Judith Collins

    Have the latest Judith Collins allegations changed the way you'll vote?

    Vote Now

    View Results