Sunday, November 30, 2008

Great News

Adolf heard this morning that on Thursday, the High Court in Auckland overturned the Immigration Review Authority's decision to recommend the deportation of Iranian apostate Bahareh Moradi and ordered that the whole process of review should recommence. To the eternal shame of the Immigration Department, it's barrister didn't even bother to show up at the hearing but caved in a couple of days beforehand, after claiming at an earlier hearing (July) that he 'needed more time to prepare his case.'

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Presumably this means that for the time being she no longer faces the threat of immediate arrest and deportation.

Were she to have been forcibly returned to Iran, she faced the prospect of imminent and violent death at the hands of the current regime. No, she would be safe, according to our gullible authorities who know better than the Belgian and French intelligence services about these things and have relied on the notion that Iranian law does not yet prescribe the death penalty and therefore she would not be in danger. Of course, they just send out a team of goons in the middle on the night to do their dirty work. So much easier than messy laws and courts.

Adolf knows the young lady in question and her brother (who has permanent residence) quite well and in view of the sheer hell this family has suffered over the last year and a half, it would seem to Adolf that Minister Coleman could do himself and his party a huge favour by granting Ms Moradi residence before Christmas. From where I sit, the officials of the various departments and quangos have proven to be spectacularly incompetent.

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Thus might be seen the stark difference between a compassionate government and its predecessor whose sole criterion and interest was a person's value to the Labour Party.

22 comments:

LaFemme said...

So why didn't the powers that be (or were) not want this girl here? Is she, unlike Ahmed Zaoui, a Christian, just by chance?

KG said...

Too bloody right, Adolf.
The rotten Immigration Department need a new broom through it--and soon.

Psycho Milt said...

These would be the same departments, quangos and French intelligence services that thought Ahmed Zaoui was a terrorist threat? I agree, they're hopeless.

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

Two posts mentioning Jonathan Coleman?
Is he your local MP, Adolf?

PM of NZ said...

Soft immigration laws coupled with soft personnel.

Remind me just how much the Algerian terrorist cost NZ?

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

FFm, no he's not.

Johnboy said...

You are a very nice man Adolf (and I mean that in the best possible taste of course). Good fortune to the young Lady.

Bok said...

PM
Ahmed Zaoui was found guilty of terrorism in countries far more open to the Islamist point of view, and found o by eminent judges that has a history of jurisprudence that goes back centuries but a legal system that finds the likes of Burton not a threat and that Kahui is innocent, knows better.

You pillock!

Psycho Milt said...

So these depts and quangos were actually doing a good job when they turned down Zaoui, but a bad job when they turned down Moradi? You seem to want refugee status decisions to be simply a matter of the govt deciding to agree with your opinion - hardly a plausible scenario for running a country.

ZenTiger said...

So are you asserting they have done a good job in this case PM?

The issue seems to me that the Department has a view Iran is a safe place. This view may be flawed.

In previous cases they decided it was safe for a Christian to be sent back, but not safe for a homosexual.

Here is another situation where that same underlying assumption is made.

Therefore, the decision over Zaoui is a red herring. What we need immigration to consider is that their criteria for assessment on Iranian Christian nationals seeking residency here is reviewed.

Psycho Milt said...

So are you asserting they have done a good job in this case PM?

No, I think they did a crap job in both cases. I'd just like to know why Adolf and the right-wingers on this thread think it's a great idea to send a Muslim back to certain death at the hands of a murderous regime, but not a Christian.

KG said...

"..and the right-wingers on this thread think it's a great idea to send a Muslim back to certain death at the hands of a murderous regime, but not a Christian."

That's simply dishonest of you.

Psycho Milt said...

What's dishonest about it? You're suggesting right-wingers were in fact equally annoyed at Immigration trying to send Zaoui back? Now, that really would be dishonest...

KG said...

What's dishonest is equating the plight of this woman with that of Zaoui--a person who a great deal of evidence suggests is a terrorist threat.
No, I'm not suggesting for one moment that right-wingers were annoyed at the attempts to send Zaoui back, and you know it. Just that the two cases are so utterly different and that the Immigration Department is both corrupt and incompetent.
The fact that their incompetence/corruption spans applicants at both ends of the spectrum should be obvious even to you PM.

Psycho Milt said...

What's dishonest is equating the plight of this woman with that of Zaoui--a person who a great deal of evidence suggests is a terrorist threat.

That's not dishonest, that's sensible - because they are equal. Both are refugees who stand to be killed if they're sent back.

This "great deal of evidence" you mention comes from a dept you declare incompetent and corrupt, and yet you choose to rely on the incompetent and corrupt dept in this instance, because the guy who stands to be killed for the "crime" of being a democratically-elected politician is a Muslim. I think it's worth pointing out.

KG said...

"...and yet you choose to rely on the incompetent and corrupt dept in this instance"
No. I rely on the evidence of many witnesses and intelligence operators overseas.

KG said...

And the fact that both may be killed of sent back doesn't make them "equal"--an interpreter who worked for coalition forces in Iraq is very likely to be killed if returned to that country. Does that make him/her the "equal" of a muslim terrorist?
Hardly.
You're a simpleton when it suits, PM.

Time for work, so I'll leave others to point out the obvious...

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

PM you fail to understand that Ms Moradi was to be deported thus ensuring she would go to Iran and nowhere else. Zaoui was free to go to Malaysia or any other country where he was not under any threat. At one stage Ms Moradi's family offered to pay for her airfare to another country where she might have been safe bit even this was refused.

And yes, of course she's a practising Christian. That's why she is at risk in Iran where the fate of any Muslim who converts to any other religion is death if not by way of lawful formality then by way of local gangsters.

Harpoon said...

"[the Labour-led govt] whose sole criterion and interest was a person's value to the Labour Party."

Bollocks. Prove it. If you can't back up what you allege with at least one citation, either (a) don't say it -- and therefore retain some semblance of credibility, or (b) say it, and be regarded by anyone but the noddys as a fundamentalist oaf.

WAKE UP said...

For at least the past nine years, the Immigration Dept appears to have had a POLICY of keeping, or deporting, exactly the wrong people in each instance.

Given the impact of its activities on the makeup of the population, I fear that very little will change for New Zealand unless this totally corrupt department is completely disestablished and rebuilt from the ground up.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Harpoon, I'm so pleased you called in.

Try the young Chinese gentleman of numerous identities and passports, no visible means but loads of cash, who recently raised hundreds of thousands of cash dollars for Labour at the Jade Palace restaurant (you slobbering fool of a president even told the media how it was done) and in return, received fast track citizenship, not just residency in direct contradiction of official advice, in order to prevent his extradition to China.

Always remember Harpoon, if you're a crook 'you're better off with Labour.'

Psycho Milt said...

I rely on the evidence of many witnesses and intelligence operators overseas.

The French secret service, for example - the only ones in the whole story who actually have carried out a fatal terrorist attack on NZ, and who have so many secret agendas re Algeria that they've lost count. Very trustworty, I'm sure.

Zaoui was free to go to Malaysia or any other country where he was not under any threat.

Leaving aside the fact that Malaysia isn't exactly a safe haven for Zaoui (the last Muslim enthusiast for democracy there was framed for sodomy by the govt and jailed, so handing Zaoui back to the Algerians would be small beer by comparison), the fact that you don't like our obligations under the UN Convention on Refugees doesn't absolve us from them.