A 21-year-old British backpacker has died after allegedly being stabbed by a French national yelling “Allahu akbar” at a north Queensland hostel.
Multiple law enforcement agencies are investigating if the fatal stabbing of the young woman was terror-related.
The 29-year-old French national - who had been in the country since March - was heard to yell “Allahu akbar” before fatally attacking the woman and critically injuring a 30-year-old British male backpacker.
Queensland Police Service Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski said he yelled it again when police arrested him at the Shelley’s Backpackers hostel in Home Hill, south of Townsville, where the attack occurred about 11.15pm on Tuesday.
The 21-year-old woman died at the scene, while the man was rushed to Townsville Hospital, where he continues to fight for his life.
A man in his 40s also suffered non life-threatening injuries.
We have recently read that you are focusing on increasing diversity within the engineering profession. This is concerning as diversity is code for White Genocide.
We would be very interested if you could outline in more detail how you plan to achieve your goal of increased diversity.
Hopefully we can allay the fears of our members (many of whom are engineers) and readers that any diversity policies or procedures introduced will not impact and discriminate negatively against White European New Zealanders.
It is a difficult time for many hard-working New Zealanders with increased competition for jobs due to record levels of immigration. We trust that you do not want to make it harder for White European New Zealanders by introducing discriminatory policies and programs.
Almost 65 per cent of Chinese living in New Zealand feel unsafe, according to a survey.
Dr Andrew Zhu, the director of Trace Research Limited and a political polling analyst, conducted the survey on Chinese instant messaging service Wechat. More than 10,000 people have responded so far, with the poll set to close on Wednesday.
Results show 64 per cent of Chinese in New Zealand feel unsafe and 95 per cent think criminal punishment isn’t harsh enough. Read the rest of this entry »
Engineering needs to attract a more diverse pool of recruits
This week’s Diversity in Action summit will shine a spotlight on engineering diversity, with keynote speakers including Australian of the Year Lieutenant General (Retd) David Morrison.
Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand President Elena Trout says the summit, to be held in Wellington on Friday, is designed to help industry leaders take action on diversity. Read the rest of this entry »
Nine Iraqi asylum seekers and refugees have been arrested over the alleged gang rape of a 28-year-old German woman in Vienna on New Year’s Day, Austrian police said on Monday, a case likely to fuel public debate over immigration and crime.
Austria has not seen scenes like those in the German city of Cologne on New Year’s Eve, when hundreds of women told police they had been groped, attacked and robbed by mobs of men.
But immigrants have been accused of isolated sexual and other attacks committed in Austria, which has helped harden public opinion against an open-door policy toward migrants fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and elsewhere, as the Cologne episode did in Germany.
The far-right Freedom Party, which is running first in opinion polls, has seized on cases in which immigrants have been accused of crimes to press for stricter immigration policies. Immigration is likely to be a central theme in the re-run of a presidential election on Oct. 2. Read the rest of this entry »
Twenty years ago Asah Shah was living in Pakistan with his family. He was an ‘Ahmadiyya Muslim’ or simply ‘Ahmadiyya’. His religion was persecuted in Pakistan, an angry sectarian mob had even burned down his family business. So he fled to Britain to escape and opened a shop in Glasgow. He was at last free from intolerance and able to live a normal life.
Easter came and he used his Facebook account to send a Happy Easter message to Glasgow Christians.
In Bradford, England, 32 year old Tanveer Ahmed saw the message and was furious. He drove his taxi for four hours from Bradford to Glasgow and murdered Asah Shah. His defence for the murder was that ‘Mr Shah claimed to be a prophet’.
The murderer has now been put in prison for 27 years. The family of Asah Shah has been told by the British Police that their lives are in danger, so they have now left Scotland to seek safety in another country.
New Zealand must be mad to import people like Tanveer Ahmed. People with a religion that makes it quite reasonable for them to burn down the homes of people of a different faith, and even murder them. We will see this happen in New Zealand. We have already seen ‘honour killings’ on a massive scale. Can we stop the slaughter before it starts?
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