“I’ve been in this country for so many years it is annoying”

“Being left alone by the SIS is the main thing [the community wants].”

“Understand why, but a bit angry because not being done right.”

“I didn’t complain about the first scan. They kept asking me if I had hidden anything. They asked me so many times and I kept saying no. Then they let me go and I thought I was clear. Then they stopped me again.”

“Muslims are far more afraid of intelligence (services) than New Zealand Police.”

“After 9/11 things were really bad, people were very suspicious and angry, and then things improved. People realised muslims were a community and things improved. But the rise of ISIS and Trump has fired things up again.”

“I didn’t complain about the first scan. They kept asking me if I had hidden anything. They asked me so many times and I kept saying no. Then they let me go and I thought I was clear. Then they stopped me again.”

“I understood why [NZ Customs] stopped me once, but to happen again?”

“You are tired and think you are finally home…and you think “maybe this is not home”.

Mrs K

“Two or three years ago I was in Pak n Save in Mt Albert. A lady walked past me and called me a terrorist and kept walking. I didn’t even think to go to the police and to say anything. Now of course I would, to prevent any tragedy like this happening ever again to anybody, to any community”

Mt Roskill (2017)