A New Zealand lawmaker is in hot water for saying that our “rights were being “denigrated by a sorry pack of misogynist trogolodytes from Wogistan.”
This is why I will never be a politician. I would have said “filthy,” not sorry.
Richard Prosser’s “stupid” comments that young Muslim men from “Wogistan” should be banned from air travel have created headlines overseas – and Ethnic Affairs Minister Judith Collins says they could cause New Zealand “international embarrassment”.
The New Zealand First MP is facing pressure to resign after yesterday sparking outrage over comments made in his regular magazine column where he also spoke out against the “twin evils of diversity and multiculturalism”.
By last night the story had spread as far as the United States, the United Kingdom and Malaysia. At least two Australian media outlets were running Mr Prosser’s comments as well as the Straits Times in Singapore and The Muslim News, a UK-based news website.
The Sun Daily in Malaysia had as its lead headline “New Zealand lawmaker calls for Muslim Flight Ban”.
ABC in the US was reporting: “NZ politician wants Muslims banned from airlines”.
But NZ First Leader Winston Peters says there was an “element of truth” to Mr Prosser’s comments and did not believe the MP should apologise.