It is also difficult to imagine that even a moral lecture by a New Zealand PM would do much to improve the lot of the persecuted, or make the tyrants mend their ways
Across New Zealand and the world , PM Jacinda Ardern has justifiably won praise for how she has responded to the Christchurch attacks. There have been a few areas where the performance of the government has been less than stellar.
Mark Taylor, the Kiwi recruit to ISIS, ultimately put himself in the hands of the Kurdish forces in northern Syria. That was smart of him, and/or lucky.
For the past 100 years, the West has sold out the Kurds over and over again.
Once every decade, the Kurds flicker across the Western world’s radar, usually in the role of victims.
What caused the uprising in Turkey, and what are its chances of survival?
An interview Professor Leila Ahmed of Harvard Divinity School