An apology from New Zealand . . .

by Patrick O'Brien

Image: Richard Prosser - religious bigot and Islamophobic member of New Zealand's parliamentImage 2012 © Fairfax Media

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

~  Martin Luther King  ~

This is Richard Prosser. Richard is a religious bigot who lives in New Zealand — were that all he were, he wouldn’t rate a mention. Richard represents that dark and prejudiced underbelly in our society, a small minority attracted to the racist platform of his political party. A seat in the parliament gives voice to his views, far beyond their worth.

Richard is an Islamophobe who supports America’s War-on-Terror and here’s what he had to say this week about Muslims:

“If you are a young male, aged between say about 19 and about 35, and you’re 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.”

Richard describes Muslims as “a sorry pack of misogynist troglodytes from Wogistan”.

I am sorry, very sorry, for this hateful ignorance that’s left our shores, and I apologise to my brothers and sisters around the world who share the Faith.

Richard’s original article, plus a selection of related articles and references, are available on my Wall at Google-Plus, here:

Richard Prosser