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Report a mate: NZSIS release guide on how to recognise ‘violent extremism’

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The New Zealand Security Intelligence Service has released a public guide detailing observable behaviours and activities intelligence professionals find most concerning in individuals on ‘a pathway to violent extremism.’

NZSIS Director-General of Security Rebecca Kitteridge said it is hoped the guide, titled Kia mataara ki ngā tohu – Know the signs, a guide for identifying signs of violent extremism, will raise awareness of some of the key warning signs.

“We want to help New Zealanders feel reassured that their concerns are also likely to be our concerns. We hope they will then feel confident enough to share their information with us.”

The NZSIS has reviewed all terrorism-related incidents and investigations over the past 16 years to analyse the common behaviours and activities observed.

Almost 50 indicators have been identified and grouped into categories such as mindset and ideology; associations and relationships; and research and planning.

“More than 20 percent of our counter terrorism leads come from information provided by members of the public. Such leads are increasingly vital in a world where harmful activity can be carried out anonymously and without detection.

“We know lone actors pose the most likely violent extremist threat. The public may be better placed than authorities to see that threat, particularly at its early stages.”

The guide has been developed as a resource that will continue to be refreshed based on emerging evidence.

“I hope the guide can be used as the basis for informed discussions about the threat of violent extremism,” Ms Kitteridge said. “It’s about being alert to the threat but not alarmed. Resources like this show there are ways we can work together to keep each other safe.”

While this is the first time NZSIS has released a guide regarding observable behaviour or activities associated with violent extremism, there are a range of other resources it has produced for industry and government around mitigating the risks associated with foreign interference, espionage and insider threats.

How to make a report:

In an emergency, phone 111 immediately. Also phone 111 immediately if the information is time-critical, such as if an attack is likely to happen very soon.

If the information is not time‑critical, you can report suspicious behaviour in one of the following ways.

  • Tell NZSIS: Complete an online form confidentially on NZSIS’s website
  • Tell the Police: Complete an online report, or call the non‑emergency number 105
  • Tell Crimestoppers: Phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

A copy of Kia mataara ki ngā tohu – Know the signs, a guide for identifying signs of violent extremism can be found here.

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17 COMMENTS

  1. Nothing Orwellian about that, right? This govt and its bureaucratic agencies, are starting to remind me of East Germany…..

    We really need an election, before whatever is left of NZ democracy is gone….

  2. “We want to help New Zealanders feel reassured that their concerns are also likely to be our concerns”

    ☝️ This pure comedy. We all already know where your loyalties lie, and it isn’t with the people of NZ. Out of touch doesn’t even begin to describe you.

    Actions > Words.

    So go ahead and roll out the false flags to justify the coming censorship, we all know the drill by now. Just be very careful whose loved ones you hurt or kill in the process. There is an entire country of people you’ve pushed to near breaking point over the last two years.

    And be aware your tactics arent going to work on everyone. There too many of us who see you for what you really are.

  3. “Almost 50 indicators have been identified and grouped into categories such as mindset and ideology; associations and relationships; and research and planning.” So pretty much Parliament?

    • Yes Pete, was thinking just that as I read the document. We could report them and be faced with the long haul of exposing their cover story. Do able though

  4. This is great, I have often thought of becoming an extremist -now there is this useful resourse to help guide to help me. So professionally produced as well – more money well spent.

  5. Thought crime is included!!
    QUOTE
    Extremism: views on the fringe
    Extreme ideologies can be based on faith, social or political beliefs that
    exist on the fringes of society, outside the more broadly accepted views
    and beliefs of most people. Extremists may seek to radically change
    the nature of government, religion or society, or to create a community
    based on their ideology.
    UNQUOTE

    People of faith such as FamilyFirstNZ activists (https://m.youtube.com/user/familyfirstnz/videos) can all be called extremists now. People on the fringe, such as Men identifying as Women, are mainstream for sure.

    I am sure NZSIS has a folder on everyone in NZ, including visitors, and the data gets shared within the 5eyes, and maintained by Big Tech such as MicroSHAFT or AMZONSH*T on an overseas server. If you use a VPN, you are suyspect too. Most cheap VPN are spyware actually. Big Tech and AI are now playing the Stasi role. This is not surprising because IBM developed a card based system to monitor all Jews by Hitler and made a killing. History repeats.

  6. Then maybe we should all report the mainstream media and the idiots in the Beehive. Sadly just politely disagreeing with our Govt. these days is considered VIOLENT EXTREMISM.

  7. If the powerful are becoming more tyrannical in order to fight tyranny, what’s probably actually happening is that they are just tyrants making up excuses to do the thing they’ve always wanted to do.

    As westerners in “liberal democracies” we are told that our society holds free speech, free thought and accountability for the powerful as sacrosanct.

    Our leaders are showing us that this is a lie.

    The problem with “western values” is that the west doesn’t value them.

    In reality, those who best exemplify “western values” as advertised are the ones who are being most aggressively silenced and marginalized by western powers. The real journalists. The dissidents. The skeptics. The free thinkers. The peace activists. Those who refuse to bow down to their rulers.

    Our ongoing descent into tyranny in the name of opposing tyrants calls forth a very simple question: if defeating autocracy requires becoming an autocracy, what’s the point of defeating autocracy?
    https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2022/11/01/destroying-western-values-to-defend-western-values/

  8. Big Tech is already doing mass spying on all kiwis. Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok etc collect user data. All ISPs give a unique IP address for internet and phone connections, and all data generated are stored for a few days and AI software goes through and picks up “suspects” who get regularly monitored. VPN software have all become spyware. DNA servers have also been fully controlled. For a normal person, this is an extreme invasion of privacy.

    AI is garbage in and garbage out system. It is already proven that AI is exremely racist in decision making because it gets trained that way. If some one reads STUFF, theymay get a brownie point. If some is vaxed, they will get a brownie point. On the other hand, if someone reads DTNZ, a negative score. If someone is unvaxed and reads DTNZ, they will get 5 demerits. If you watch or RT, you will get 10 demerits. This type of social credit rating is already in place and operated by Big tech. Government cannot do it under current law but overseas Big tech can.

    The proposal for citizen spying is to help the garbage in garbage out AI sytem already in place really.

  9. Anything from WEF Agent Luxon on this? Guess he is hiding under Agent Jacinda’s skirt and offers NO comment or busy promoting his bird of his choice ????????????????.

  10. I like sewing, handcrafts and cooking healthy food. I also have blonde hair and can braid it. Clearly I am a threat to the country ????????????????

    On second thoughts, I can’t knit or crochet, so maybe I am safe ????

    Phew! ????

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