Newsflash Mr Khan – We live in a free country

Newsflash, Newsflash, Mr Khan.

In case you didn’t realise Mr Khan, New Zealand is a free country. Our newspapers are private organisations that are entitled to their view and the right to publish it.

Our government, much and all as I dislike it is also freely and fairly elected so for you to call on them to act is plain wrong.


The government is being criticised for not taking a stronger line on controversial cartoons depicting the Muslim prophet Mohammed.

The Dominion Post has today published the 12 cartoons, which have caused international outrage among the Muslim community.

They depict Mohammed in a way which implies involvement in terrorism.

Islamic Association president Javed Khan says the government should be taking a stand against the cartoons.

Mr Khan says he would have expected the government to show support for a minority group under attack.

He says he hopes it will not affect trade, but believes there is a good chance it will.


Newsflash Mr Khan there is no minority group under attack here and if it affects trade then that trade is not worth having.

We cannot and will not bow down to emotional blackmail over a couple of silly pictures.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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