No apology over Muslim statements
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 6:09p.m.
By Patrick Gower
New Zealand First MP Richard Prosser has outraged Muslims by saying they come from a country called "Wogistan" and should all be banned from flying. Both he and his leader, Winston Peters, refuse to apologise.
Mr Prosser is an angry man – angry his pocket knife was confiscated by airport security. So he's lashed out in print at the entire Muslim world – that's 1.6 billion people.
He calls them a "sorry pack of misogynist troglodytes from Wogistan, threatening our way of life and security of travel in the name of their Stone Age religion."
Mr Prosser, from New Zealand First, had this solution.
"If you are a young male, aged between say about 19 and 35, and you're a Muslim, or 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,” reads his column. “Go ride a camel instead.”
“If MPs don't say this, who will?” Mr Prosser says. “We are here to represent and to speak about the views that people have.”
The unrepentant Mr Prosser didn't front at Parliament today. And his leader says it's just a mistake.
“There is an element of truth to what he is saying,” says Mr Peters
Mr Prosser also wrote dismissing Allah as an imaginary friend in the sky. A Danish cartoon about Prophet Mohammed once caused riots and deaths.
Mr Prosser has offended Indonesia's ambassador. It's the biggest Muslim country in the world, with 200 million Muslims.
“For Indonesian people, for myself, no, we cannot accept it,” says Antonius Triono.
The Government has publicly condemned Mr Prosser's statements, admitting they will cause international embarrassment. But there's still no apology from Mr Prosser himself. Presumably, he is still angry about his pocket knife.
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19/02/2013 12:32:43 p.m.
Is not New Zealand a secular country? NZ govt should protect it's shores & it's citizens from religous extremism. By all means have faith but NZ comes firs!
17/02/2013 1:10:58 p.m.
shine shine wrote:
he z such a loozer n racist.....newzealand image is of peacful n friendly country.....he is such an embarrasment
16/02/2013 11:12:29 a.m.
Wayne Graefen wrote:
The Muslim lies have run around the world before the God's honest truth has had a chance to put its shoes on.
This tide won't be reversed.
In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man.
Muslim are savages.
16/02/2013 7:15:36 a.m.
Indonesia is 'offended'? That's the country where they oppress Christians, close down Churches and flog women in public? I love how they make a big fuss about Indonesia being the 'largest muslim country' or how there are 1.6 billion muslims in the world. As though size means you are morally right. I don't care how many muslims there are. But hey, if that doesn't work, let's blame it on his pocket knife and bury the issue. Does this TV station expect their audience to put up with this?
16/02/2013 12:50:54 a.m.
Prosser is an ignoramus....what'd an embarrassment he is uttering such a childish statement. Go crawl under a rock Prosser, you have shamed your country. Allahu Akbar!!!
15/02/2013 6:45:56 a.m.
This guy prosser will face really really fierce difficulty very soon....not because he has said anything to muslims....but to Prophet Mohammad & Allah...That's a promise....
14/02/2013 12:59:04 a.m.
Michael (Danish) wrote:
What's to apologize for?
The original lifelong translator of Donald Duck into Danish, Sonja Rindom, invented the country Langtbortistan (Farawayistan).
Some religious fanatic sees insults in everything. Time has come to stand up, and roar out a loud and furious NAY !!!
13/02/2013 11:09:50 a.m.
apollogize for what....the truth?
13/02/2013 9:42:33 a.m.
hey why dont we, all the muslims donate him a pocket knife? A billion will out live his life time even
13/02/2013 8:25:16 a.m.
Dear sir, I am appalled that you are a Representative of your country and your people. You are criticizing a group of people because of your close mindedness. The mass murders in the US and our society is not a result of religion but society itself
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