Racist Comments by MP
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.