Thursday, February 14, 2013

NZ MP apologises for anti-Muslim comment

Targeted policing is the most effective way of using limited police resources but Muslims are exempt, of course

A New Zealand MP has apologised for anti-Muslim comments which sparked condemnation across the political spectrum.

In a magazine column, Richard Prosser said that young men who were Muslim, looked like Muslims, or came from Muslim countries, should be banned from flying on Western airlines because they posed a terrorist threat.

Today Mr Prosser said he had gone too far, and that the vast majority of Muslims were peaceful and law-abiding.

"I realise that's caused offence to those people unjustifiably and unnecessarily and I'm apologising to them unreservedly," he said.

But the New Zealand First MP says there needs to be a debate about the merits of targeted profiling of air passengers.



Anonymous said...

What a coward. They do not integrate or assimilate and therefore should not be given citizenship or protective visas but shipped immediately to the nearest muslim country. Muslim countries do not tolerate western customs so western countries should return the favour. Pack 'em up and ship 'em out.

Anonymous said...

"Political correctness is a far greater threat to our freedom and liberty than is terrorism..."

Anonymous said...

mooseslimes are terrorist threats and should stay on their flying carpets and away from civilization.

Anonymous said...

He didn't refer to ALL Muslims. He stated that YOUNG Muslim MEN who LOOK LIKE MUSLIMS (in other words who wear Muslim dress) OR are TRAVELLING FROM MUSLIM COUNTRIES pose a threat of terrorism. That is self evident to any rational observer of recent history, and should be recognised in any rationally based security regime, not apologised for.


Anonymous said...

If terrorists have any sense they would be dressed as old ladies or recruit young blonde women!

Anonymous said...

When 80 year old nuns hijack plans and fly them into buildings or 18-24 year old white christian males are strapping bombs to themselves to blow up a group of people we will profile them.

Until then, when looking for rats you don't go swimming!