In NZ, the truth is the new hate speech. Muslim MP Ashraf Choudhary demands to “remove this cancer” (meaning Prosser). Typical for an Islamic supremacist, he believes he is entitled to decide who has a right to be in parliament:
“This kind of person has got no place in our Parliament.”
Prosser complaint going to Human Rights Commission – (now who the hell is the HRC? Who stacked the deck here with UN stooges?)
“Young Muslims shouldn’t be allowed to travel on Western airlines because ‘most terrorists are Muslims”.
He accepted that most Muslims are not terrorists, but said it’s “equally undeniable” that “most terrorists are Muslims”. “I realise it’s the extremists, I’m not tarring everyone with the same brush, but they’re attempting to overthrow and destroy the advances that west civilisation has made in all forms, technological, and in terms of social advances.”
There you go. He said it. You’d think that’s common knowledge, and the so-called “moderate” Muslims would hang their heads in shame. Turns out they don’t have any. (Shame that is)
- Prime Minister John Key was “appalled” by the comments, while the New Zealand Muslim Association called them “senseless”.
- Richard Prosser’s comments have “inflamed” Ethnic Affairs Minister Judith Collins who says they’re appalling and irresponsible for an MP to make.
(Full article below the fold)
NZ First MP Richard Prosser’s comments about Muslims have been widely condemned. (Fairfax NZ)
Muslim leaders have rejected an apology by Canterbury MP Richard Prosser over his call for Muslims to be banned from Western airlines.
The list MP’s remarks provoked outrage yesterday, although NZ First leader Winston Peters refused to sack him and said he did not have to apologise.
However, speaking on Radio New Zealand’s Nine to Noon show this morning, Prosser apologised.
“I’m sorry … to the majority of peaceful, law-abiding Muslims who are not involved in terrorism.”
He conceded he was “only talking about a very small extremist minority”, but his article would not allow the reader to separate the fact that most Muslims were honest and law-abiding.
”That’s obviously caused some upset, and for that I’m sorry,” he said.
The head of the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand (FIANZ), Anwar Ghani, said Prosser’s apology was not good enough.
“I wouldn’t call it an apology; it was a softening of the tone, that’s all,” he said.
“It seems to me he still maintains what he said, by and large, and he’s simply trying to align his comments with what his leader has said.”
He said the damage done by Prosser yesterday had not been reversed by the apology.
“He has to come out and say unreservedly that ‘I apologise if my act has caused any offence to any of the Muslims in New Zealand’,” Ghani said.
But Prosser told RNZ he did not “have any time” for Islam as a religion.
“I make no apology for the fact I don’t have any time for people who denigrate women or for institutions that suppress human rights.”
He denied he was being racist. “It is a religion, not a race.”
Posser seems to get it.