Politicians come out swinging against NZ jihadi

Episode of: The Front Page

< Back to The Front Page
Mar 5, 201920m
73
Politicians come out swinging against NZ jihadi
Mar 520m
Play Episode

The Kiwi jihadi Mark Taylor has sparked a political backlash, with Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters particularly going on the offensive. Taylor, a former New Zealand soldier who only has New Zealand citizenship, is being held in a Syrian prison. He surrendered to Kurdish forces because life under Isis had become unbearable. Taylor previously earned notoriety and was dubbed the 'bumbling jihadi', after accidentally giving away the location of Isis fighters on Twitter. Now politicians across the spectrum are making it clear he won't get much help from New Zealand. And a teenager admits bludgeoning a sleeping friend to death, after earlier suggested to others, "shall we kill Oliver?"

0:00 / 0:00