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New Zealand: New Zealand’s First MP, Richard Prosser has spoken out in defence of his rant which has been slammed as racist by Muslim leaders and politicians. In a column for Investigate Magazine, the MP suggested young Muslims should not be allowed to travel on Western airlines because “most terrorists are Muslims”. “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. Prime Minister John Key was “appalled” by the comments, while the New Zealand Muslim Association called them “senseless”. But in an interview with News Talk, Prosser stood by his controversial stance. “I don’t think it’s anything derogatory. I don’t have any real time for the worst extreme elements of Islam who treat women in a poor fashion. So, I certainly think it’s appropriate for me to make those comments,” he said.