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A taste for travel led him to the Middle East, where he spent four months teaching English in Syria before the civil war broke out.
A photo taken behind his house in Aleppo shows a large mosque almost rubbing shoulders with an Armenian Christian church.
New Zealand accepts 750 quota refugees each year through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees resettlement programme, which assesses their status and screens for security risks before they’re vetted again by Immigration NZ (two groups of Syrians who have already arrived this year, some under a special emergency intake, came from a UN refugee camp in Lebanon).
The quota hasn’t changed for almost 30 years, despite a huge drop in the number of asylum seekers since the bar was raised post 9/11.
(According to official papers, a handful of NZ citizens living in Australia have flown out from there.) Like Shearer, he believes the risk of a major terror attack here is extremely low.
“We’re not on the radar like France or the US or other major countries in the coalition, but it’s a mistake to think people in the Muslim world aren’t aware of the dynamics of what’s happening here,” he says.
Even if the risk of a radical slipping through was slight, they said, what mattered most was keeping New Zealand safe.
And despite the public’s misconceptions, none of them will be on the next plane to Auckland.
Then that will create the very thing you’re scared of.” You couldn’t get much more of a white-bread childhood than the one Stephens had, growing up on his parents’ small family farm in rural Balclutha.
But a sense of fairness was one of the values he was raised with.
“Instead of sending lifeguards to greace [sic] they should put the hat around to build machine gun turrets on the coast and blow them all to fuckery,” wrote Paul, on the website for the TV3 news show , which ran a piece on the fundraising campaign.
“If you don’t stand and fight for your own country then you deserve to lose it,” wrote Lesley – to the outrage of Alisa, who posted drone footage shot over Syria’s largest city, Aleppo, showing block after block of utter destruction. “Will you have any empathy,” she fired back, “when one of those terrorists blows up something in NZ and hundreds/thousands are killed?