Tuesday, November 04, 2014

We still don't need new laws to fight terrorism

John Key's latest tool in trying to scare us into passing new security laws is to reveal that kiwis are fund-raising for ISIS. But as I've pointed out before, we don't need new laws to fight terrorism. ISIS is a designated terrorist entity. Providing goods or services to them without reasonable excuse is a crime punishable by seven year's imprisonment. If the Prime Minister and his spies are aware that people are doing this, then they should bring a prosecution. Otherwise, the natural conclusion is that they are deliberately ignoring the law in an effort to scaremonger more powers for themselves.