Whether the perpetrator in the attack on a Muslim family that left four dead is charged with terrorism remains to be seen. But laying terrorism charges is legally complex.
New Zealand’s terrorism law has never been prosecuted successfully since it was enacted nearly 20 years ago. So, why are prosecutors bringing a terrorism charge against the Christchurch shooter?
Most New Zealanders see immigration as beneficial for their country, but extreme nationalist politics have been part of communities for a long time.
The tragedy of the Quebec City mosque shootings which killed six men continues to reverberate. But Islamophobia has not been curbed: it is at its highest rate ever.