Friday, July 25, 2014
An Open Letter to the Islamic Community of New Zealand
Welcome to New Zealand.
We believe you have the right to follow your religion,
your culture, your beliefs, you have the right to do this
without anyone saying your wrong or any racial hatred
towards you. It doesn't matter if your a new immigrant,
or second/third Generation Muslim living in New Zealand.
New Zealand is made up of all sorts of people, living
together, all with different points of views.
Recently there was a march which many members of the
New Zealand Islamic community took part in, as usual
with these marches, various extremist political groups,
took part, those groups being "Unite, TeMana, John
Minto's band of followers, and senior high school students,
first year Uni students, who were play acting, wearing those
Labour List MP and Islamic Womans Council of New
Zealand spokeswoman Anjum Rahman, called it a
peaceful protest, unfortunately this is isnt true.
What was said in this protest was offensive and degrading
to all New Zealanders.
New Zealand has a strong connection to the USA, there
are currently 27 thousand Kiwis living there, it has the
most kiwis in it, living abroad, more than any other country
apart from the UK and Australia.
So when you shout out Death to them, when you
call for genocide against them, this is going to upset a
lot of people, and I hope you realize that the majority
of Kiwis would feel ill, hearing people say this.
In terms of the flag burning, Anjum Rahman once said
"Its just a piece of cloth" This statement again is grotesque,
Anjum knows how its a symbol of pride for exPat Americans
in New Zealand and burning it, is exactly equal to burning
the Koran or drawing a picture of Mohammed.
As for carrying the flag of Israel with a certain German
Symbol on it, I have to wonder, where is your heart? Most
people globally would see that, and feel outrage and rightly
Too sum it up, I guess I can say, We love FREE speech in
New Zealand, but we dont like, HATE speech, there is a
We dont expect you to come around to what we would
call western traditions, you have your traditions, but please
dont expect us to have hatred for western traditions, historically
we have a close connection to the USA, you may
hate them, we dont.
Just something to think about, okay?