26 Mar 2019

NZ Muslims asked govt for support, got surveillance

From Morning Report, 8:38 am on 26 March 2019

Waikato Muslims say the Government has missed out on a chance to find out about extremism without alienating people. Since the Christchurch attacks, Muslims around the country have spoken about seeking government support but getting surveillance instead. The Waikato Muslim Association says it got no help with its new 20-year strategic plan, though it should build a stronger community where grievances would be more noticeable and dealt with more quickly. Association president Asad Mohsin told Phil Pennington this is better than the sort of invasive surveillance that's upset people.