Sensitivity Training Needed!
Any criticism of Islam, even a joke that could ‘offend’ the soldiers of allah, is “not helpful.” Every obstacle, every hindrance to the Islamization of western countries Â must be Â removed. Â Wherever the soldiers of allah settled behind enemy lines, even in NZ, Â there are self-appointed muttawas, Â useful idiots who act as religious police, Â who censor Â speech that could possibly offend Mohammedan culture enrichers. If this continues, the people of NZ will go the way of the Dodo.
A Radio New Zealand host’s reference to a “suicide bomber Barbie” doll for the Muslim market has been labelled hateful and divisive.
Never mind the countless daily Â suicide bombings committed by Koranimals around the globe: joking about it is “hateful and divisive.” Never mind that Islam divides the world in believer in unbeliever, pollutes children’s minds with genocide Â and hatred for the non Muslim: no, in todays bizarro world it is the ugly reality that is bothersome, because it could offend the soldiers of allah. Â The lefty loons are so infatuated with Â our Â exotic cultural enrichers that they rather turn on those who tell the truth….
There’s a hard rain gonna fall….
The comment was made by host Paul Brennan while standing in on Jim Mora’s regular afternoon show last Thursday.
Brennan had been discussing niche Barbie doll products for adult collectors when panelist John Bishop said there was “a huge market in the Muslim world” and asked why there couldn’t be “a terrorist Barbie”.
Brennan then suggested a “suicide bomber Barbie” that came with a little belt.
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In other news:
Immediately after the shootings, Afghan members of the 6th Kandak were disarmed and confined to barracks amid fears of more rogue soldiers. Â Â They have since been allowed out, but remain without weapons.
Stephen Smith, Australia’s Defence(-less) Minister, Â said what he always says when these things happen:
Radio New Zealand has cautioned the presenters about inappropriate remarks after receiving 13 formal complaints over the exchange.
One complainant, Gisborne councillor Manu Caddie, said he was surprised to hear such stereotypes on the national broadcaster and had to check he wasn’t listening to talkback radio.
“I thought it was pretty hateful kind of comments and not particularly helpful or the kind of thing we want to be promoting in New Zealand,” he said.
“I think we’ve done well to create a fairly tolerant, multicultural society and those kind of comments aren’t going to help promote that kind of openness and diversity.”
Mr Caddie said people were free to air their opinions but he expected higher standards from Radio New Zealand.
International Muslim Association of New Zealand president Asif Koya said he had only just learned of the comments and did not want to say anything before hearing them, but added: “If comments like that have been made, then I would be disappointed with Radio New Zealand and the panelists concerned.”
A Radio New Zealand spokesman said the complaints cited different broadcasting standards and were being reviewed against both the Radio Code of Broadcasting Practice the broadcaster’s own standards.
“The comments were made as an ill-judged attempt at humour, they were in poor taste and are regretted by Radio New Zealand.
“The presenters involved have been informed of listener reaction and cautioned about any such inappropriate comments in the future.”
Radio New Zealand took all complaints seriously and would work to deal with the complaints within the statutory time period.
A Human Rights Commission spokesman said it deplored anything targeting a particular group and did not condone language or terms offensive to groups within society.
However, comments in the media fell outside the commission’s scope and should be dealt with through complaints directly to broadcasters and later the Broadcasting Standards Authority.
A BSA spokeswoman said it had not yet received any complaints.