Feb 132013

A leader in the Islamic community says NZ First MP Richard Prosser should resign over his controversial comments about Muslims.

Prosser today apologised ”unreservedly” for the lack of balance in a column he wrote for Investigate magazine calling for Muslim men to be banned from Western airlines – but has ruled out standing down.

The column, entitled Enemy of the State, was written after the 45-year-old MP’s pocket penknife was confiscated at Christchurch Airport.

“If you are a young male, aged between, say, about 19 and about 35, and you’re a Muslim, or you look like a Muslim, or you come from a Muslim country, then you are not welcome to travel on any of the West’s airlines . . .” he wrote.

He also made reference to “a sorry pack of misogynist troglodytes from Wogistan”.

Despite the apology, “stepping down would be an honourable thing to do,” President of the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand (FIANZ), Dr Anwar Ghani, said.

“To take responsibility and move on from Parliament, and reflect on the damage he has caused.”

Ghani said he accepted Prosser’s apology: “We will take his apology at face value, but we will be watching with great interest at how he deals with the Muslim community in future.

“We will leave it there, and move on.”

He said the organisation would start a formal discussion with NZ First leader Winston Peters to make sure that kind of behaviour did not happen again.

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  2 Responses to “‘Wogistan’ MP should resign – Islamic leader”

  1. Mr Prosser should know better. He was sent a letter about the 911 truth campaign and a copy of Blueprint for Truth upon arriving at Parliament in 2011. In May 2012, Mr Prosser and Mr Peters received an introduction to the Toronto Hearings and another letter. I have written to Ian Wishart, Editor at Investigate Magazine today in response to the article “Preachers of Hate” see link here http://www.investigatemagazine.co.nz/Investigate/ enclosing a copy of Experts Speak Out and our flyers imploring him to do some real investigative journalism!

    Link to Radio New Zealand podcast interview with Kathryn Ryan here – she takes Mr Prosser to task but is still propping up the official story 🙁

  2. Where do we get these tossers ?
    We have Groser trying to sign us up to TPPA and now Prosser with this racist rant !
    Damn ,no wonder people believe a fire can collapse a 47 story Skyscraper into it’s own footprint ,no questions asked !