Wellington Council of Christians and Jews secretary Dave Moskovitz said he hoped to speak to Kan about the offensive joke.
“When a third of your people were wiped out in one go it’s hard to find anything about the Holocaust funny.”
“I lost family in the holocaust and there’s still people around who were in those camps, and some of those people live in New Zealand.”
Joking about the holocaust was never appropriate, much like a joke about rape would be considered bad-taste, he said.
Although offended by the remark, Moskovitz did not think the tweet should be deleted.
“While Raybon’s comedy is inappropriate and insulting, I think we should go around respecting people’s freedom of speech.”
This is a stark reminder of the difference between Jews, Christians and Muslims. Somebody tells an offensive joke and they say, leave it up, respect people freedom of speech.
But in contrast if someone writes a book (Salman Rushdie) deemed offensive then a fatwa for his death is issued, if some people draw pictures (Danish Cartoons) that are deemed to be offensive then more fatwa are issued for their death and protests break out world wide leading to riots, violence resulting in a total of more than 100 reported deaths, and if someone makes a film (Fitna) that is offensive then a fatwa is issued on the producer and if a film rally upsets someone then the producer is threatened (Theo van Gogh) and then killed leading the co-producer to go into permanent hiding.
Look at the different responses and I dare you to tell me that Islam is just the same as Christianity and Judaism when confronting challenges.