The “racist” anti-Muslim rants included in a pamphlet circulating in Whanganui have upset some locals but have been defended by the group posting them.
Headed “Stop Islamisation” the pamphlet has been delivered to letter boxes across the city and the inflammatory commentary had a number of people contacting the Chronicle expressing their disgust.
It claims Muslims are arriving in New Zealand as refugees but only intent on changing our “laws, culture and daily life to suit Muslims”. It goes on to claim their main goal is to “kill anyone” who doesn’t believe in their God (Allah).
“Islamic associations, backed by endless amounts of Saudi oil money, put pressure on local government, school boards, community groups and central government to give Muslims special treatment and exempt them from our laws,” the flyer says.
“Islam demands our society accept their backward and barbaric practices and beliefs (child marriage, death penalty, polygamy) to name a few.
Enough is enough. Join the Resistance against insane immigration policies and fear-based silence.”
That would have been a bit in the face for people who haven’t been faced with the Islamisation argument before.
The group behind the pamphlets is the Whanganui branch of the Right Wing Resistance which has groups around the world but largely in Europe.
The vice-president of the local branch, who spoke to the Chronicle on condition of anonymity, said they were trying to raise public awareness “of what’s happening across the world before it happens here”.
He said Muslims had been migrating to other countries “and already getting laws changed”.
Asked if he had evidence of that happening in NZ the spokesman said it wasn’t happening “yet”.
“All we’re doing is pre-empting what’s happening in other parts of the world.”
He said since the pamphlet appeared last weekend he had had a number of phone calls from people supporting the organisation’s stance.
“We’re not just highlighting the Muslim problem. We have issues about immigration, lack of jobs, poverty and housing. We’re against family violence and supported changing the national flag,” he said.
“Everyone has a right to their beliefs and ways of life but we don’t see a need for us to change our ways and our laws to suit others coming to live here.”
Not too keen on their chosen name, but the basic concept of losing our own culture in the process of making room for theirs continues to be an extremely valid stance to take.
The world is full of Islamic countries. Why do they want to come to non-Islamic countries and then slowly change them into Islamic ones over generations?
Is it really “racist” to want to stop New Zealand turning into an extension of the Islamic State?
– John Maslin, Wanganui Chronicle