30 Jun 2021

Al Noor facing threats as debate over hate speech law intensifies

From Morning Report, 7:09 am on 30 June 2021

The Al Noor Mosque is being targeted with fresh threats of violence.

The police have received three separate reports of threats towards the Christchurch mosque in the last fortnight, incidents a senior Minister describes as 'serious'.

The Muslim community says racism is very much alive and well in New Zealand and is already asking for more time to make submissions on proposed changes to hate speech laws.

Political reporter Anneke Smith has more.