It will be as soon as early next month, when New Zealanders will be informed as to whether the country will join the American-led fight against the Islamic State (IS) extremist group. Prime Minister John Key has mentioned that the NZ Government is likely to make their own decision as to whether they will support the campaign, rather than waiting for a call for assistance from America. This decision will be aligned with the military support NZ can realistically offer to the campaign against the IS.
While the decision regarding New Zealand’s involvement is unclear, Key still backs up his belief that what the IS group is doing in Iraq and Syria is absolutely barbaric and disgusting. The fact that they can behead innocent journalists and foreign aid workers for no apparent reason is completely immoral and Key realizes that some type of action must be undertaken to stop this violence.