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Muslim Brotherhood Cell Active in NW Christchurch

Muslim Brotherhood Cell Active in NW Christchurch

"I do not want Sharia Law in Merivale-Papanui or New Zealand" John Stringer said "and support my Middle Eastern Kiwi friends who fled different countries from all of that to find peace and security in Christ-Church" he said

John Stringer –a candidate to be the first Councillor for Papanui– has expressed concerns about a Muslim Brotherhood cell he has uncovered operating in Merivale/Papanui with connections in Timaru agitating for cultural and political change along radicalised Islamic lines

"I have identified an Islamic activist group upsetting local Middle-Eastern people about Sharia Law and agitating for an Islamic State in place of our Council and wider Government" John Stringer said

"Alarm bells were first raised at a meeting involving the Egyptian Ambassador to NZ which was somewhat hijacked by this group" John Stringer said

"I have passed on relevant information to the appropriate authorities and my local MP"

John Stringer became aware of the group through his associations and support for the local Middle-Eastern migrant community (which includes local Iranians; Iraqis; Egyptians; Lebanese and other people) after concerned locals came to him and asked for help about agitating Islamic activity in Merivale-Papanui and NW Christchurch

"We live in an open democracy and people can hold whatever ideas they wish. But I express concerns about this group - which includes a prominent businessperson in my ward - and whether they are committed to our community; to New Zealand; or are actively agitating to undermine and harm our democracy while living here" John Stringer said

"If true that is unacceptable and a betrayal of our community" he said "And I will defend against that!"

"If elected as Papanui's first City Councillor I will meet with and seek assurances from this group and remind them firmly but kindly of the values and principles of justice and openness that welcomed them to our community and will seek reassurances from them that they reciprocate those sentiments" he said.

"There is no place here for anyone using our liberty and freedom to undermine others' liberty and freedom!" he said

"I support the local Middle-Eastern Kiwis including the many fine Muslim citizens in Christchurch who live here wanting to avoid any importation of the contexts from which they fled their home countries; in order to build new lives here in peace and security"

John Stringer said "We owe them our support!"

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