Credit where credit is due. We do have in New Zealand groups willing to stand up and be counted and they deserve recognition. Below are the political parties and groups who responded to our article and video of Shaykh Dr Mohammad Anwar Sahib.
The Human Rights Commission says an Auckland man’s speeches condemning Jewish people are appalling and have no place in New Zealand…
“This kind of intolerance is not welcome here in any form: Prejudice against Jewish people has no place in New Zealand.”
…We have asked for an urgent response from FIANZ.”
The Administration Council of the Islamic Women’s Council would like to respond to the video containing clips of speeches posted online by Dr Mohammad Anwar Sahib.
Firstly, regarding the comments directed towards Jewish people, these are totally inappropriate and we unequivocally condemn any divisive comments of a similar nature.
… We regularly extend our hand in friendship to the Jewish community in New Zealand, and will continue to do so.
IWCNZ is particularly sensitive to the views represented by the comments towards women. The approach shown is a religious misinterpretation, in our opinion, and we are disappointed that certain religious leaders may encourage this damaging rhetoric.