Kiwi Muslims: suffering stigma for extremists’ actions

With rising global fervour against Isis, Kiwi Muslims are suffering marginalisation and abuse from fellow New Zealanders.

This week has been particularly bad.

SIS boss Rebecca Kitteridge on Tuesday revealed a rise in the number of young New Zealand women heading to Iraq and Syria.

A 14-year-old girl ignores the taunts from her peers as she walks to class. She’s wearing a headscarf.

“Someone should check her backpack for bombs,” one kid says. Continue reading

 

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