The NZ Prime Minister John Key, is suggesting that NZ is known to host people who have trained in al-Qaeda camps in Yemen and elsewhere. The Islamist threat is being used to support the proposed amendments to legislation supporting the Government Communications Security Bureau (CGSB). Most NZ residents will be aware that these proposals have been somewhat contentious, with recent demonstrations against them around the country. Certainly current levels of Islamist activity in NZ are low, but there is potential for growth in activity over the next few years, and we do need to be in a position to counteract it.