Maori party turns on terror enabler Derek Fox

The Maori party has moved to distance themselves from terror enabler Derek Fox.

The Maori Party distanced itself from former candidate Derek Fox after he controversially blamed the victims of the Paris terror attacks for their deaths.

Mr Fox said on Facebook that the editor of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo had “paid the price” for his “bigotry” and “arrogance”.

He stood by his comments, and said if the magazine had not published gratuitous insults, the victims “would still be alive now”.

“But they didn’t, in fact they ramped it up to sell more mags. Well, they got bitten severely on the bum.” 

Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox said Mr Fox’s views did not match the Maori Party’s, and she condemned the violence in Paris.

She did not know whether he was still a paid-up member but said he was only “loosely connected” to the party “after all these years”.

Mr Fox ran for the Maori Party in Ikaroa-Rawhiti six years ago but is also a leading Maori journalist, former Maori Television chairman and former mayor of Wairoa.

I wonder how the left-wing feels today having Derek Fox in their terror hugging camp.


– NZ Herald



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  • terrynaki

    A fool at best a racist and an discriminator at worst.

  • john Doe

    Marama has an unfortunate surname. Post WW2 the surname Hitler, another racist, disappeared from the phone directory.

  • In Vino Veritas

    The left wing parties in NZ make stuff up all the time to get votes (or money) and it’s not even satirical. So do the Maori Party. Taniwha anyone? Does this mean they are fair game to anyone who disagrees with them?

  • Martin

    Too intellectually lazy to even work out that the New Zealand equivalent would be for Pakeha to shoot Maori dead for mocking our colonisation in an effort to preserve their culture.
    Still stuck in the “brown good, white bad” frame of mind, and showing how stripped of grit many Maori leaders have been by the grievance industry.
    “I for one welcome our new insect overlords” aye Derek?
    As Churchill said, an appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.

  • George

    Would Fox had made his bigoted and arrogant comments if the consequences were as severe as those in France? Freedom to insult, humiliate and ridicule appears to be justified providing radical Maori are the messengers. But then again Fox is living in a country that tolerates his views. You see, NZ Pakeha aren’t terrorists so it’s safe to be insulting.

    • mike

      Remember it’s only wrong if we do it. If it is a left wing activist than it is justified and “right”

      They are hypocrites remember.

      • I.M Bach

        An oldie but a goodie.

  • caochladh

    I have never had any time for Fox. He has always been bitter and behind the scenes away from public view, he is even bitterer. I hope his latest outburst turns him into the pariah he should have been long ago.

  • Cadwallader

    Fox won’t be alone in his views. I wager we haven’t heard the worst from the msm yet, given many of its intellectual giants are still on leave. Excuses/Explanations/Conciliation will all be on the menus of the msm. It is one thing for the msm to publish a few cartoons to pretend they support the dead cartoonists but it is another thing to overtly decry the terrorists for their murderous actions. Let’s just wait and see.

  • shykiwibloke

    Funny how the report I heard went out of its way to distance the party from the comments. Fair enough – but can you imagine the headlines if it was an ex-National or ex-Act party person making the comments? I’ll wager the cynical insinuations from the DMSM would be screamed from every news outlet.

    • MaryLou

      Well, there were a few on Twitter yesterday (including myself) that suggested one way or other that Tau Henare was far better for the profile of a Party like the Maori Party than the likes of Derek Fox, and that maybe he should consider coming out of retirement :)

  • Tom McKechnie

    I’m still waiting for Derek Fox, ( former pro wrestling referee ) to give his take on what a Policeman lying wounded in the street and then executed, did to upset the murdering scumbags.

    • IntrinsicValue

      And the policeman was a Muslim to boot!

    • I.M Bach

      Tom, I appreciate your sentiment/comment and I’m not poking the Borax or anything but he wasn’t executed, he was murdered. An execution usually follows a trial, that cop got no trial whatsoever. It was cold-blooded murder and the turkey who pulled the trigger should swing.

  • LesleyNZ

    I wonder if the Mana Party would welcome Derek Fox, should he turn to them.

    • Whitey

      I’m sure they would.

    • Dave

      Probably yes, if he has Cash, as they are looking for a wealthy benefactor, background and political leanings are not a concern, deportation in the future preferred!

  • Jas

    The same magazine lampooned Christians, Jews, Right Wingers etc, do we think Mr Fox would have said the same if it was people from those groups that did it

  • Reaper

    I am glad the Maori Party have done this. Derek Fox’s comments were pretty irresponsible, imho, when we have the likes of the Maori Muslim nutbar in Hastings and his mates (if he has any) in our midst. The last thing we need is to have them adding the Maori oppression slant to their already warped motives.

    They (the MP) should have gone a bit further than “distancing themselves” though, like actually denouncing him.

  • Whitey

    Well done the Maori party!

  • la la land

    Marama Fox is one awesome lady

  • kehua

    Ha , Derek Fox the ex Editor of Mana Magazine who 30 years ago was too gutless to publish a letter of mine that called out Tipene O`Regan and other troughers for their all out grab at Treaty Claim $`s. Co-incidently I was in a way supporting Sykes, Hariwera and Smith.

  • Dumrse

    Mr Fox has had his hands under Len Browns table. He needs to come clean and apologise.

  • NotGandalf

    Seemed to me that Derek was blaming the victims for their own demise, which prompted a pretty strong response from me (which has now been removed). However you paint it, killing someone because you don’t like what they said about your beliefs is unacceptable. I do however support killing an aggressor who places me and my family in any danger due to their own archaic beliefs.

  • OneTrack

    “I wonder how the left-wing feels today having Derek Fox in their terror hugging camp.”

    There are a lot of other lefties who also think they “deserved it” so Derek won’t have any problems at all.

    • papagaya

      Exactly. Derek Fox will be in an extreme left-wing Maori bubble, where his nearest and dearest will all fully support what he said. Don’t doubt that for a minute.

    • Edward Bufe

      My feeling is the lefties will welcome his brilliant piece of journalism and humour. Me, all I want to do is puke.

  • Forrest Ranger

    Fox said “…they got bitten severely on the bum.” No they didn’t. They were shot – dead. The man is an idiot.

  • wooted

    Derek Fox – a humour-free zone.

  • Mythrandir

    Derek Who?

  • Edward Bufe

    Its idiots like Fox that are making New Zealand a dangerous place to live. If any person should have a zip attached to his lips it should be him.

  • Michael_l_c

    Incredibly arrogant, vicious & sick comment by fox.
    Take his comment to their natural conclusion, which I am afraid is, that if you say something that really offends fox, he can justify killing you. If fox says something that really offends you, he thinks you could justify killing him. But would you? This is a ridiculous proposition & is contrary to how civilized society functions. Which is what these murders again show.
    fox’ comment clearly shows the sort of person that he is. Really the best thing to do would be to ignore him after all he had not been heard from for a while & is now famous in his own fantasy as a leader, think kim jon un.

  • Mark Chapman

    Jump on a plane Foxie, and go and give those nice boys at ISIS a slap on the back, and a “job well done in the cause of Islam by your mates in frog land”
    I’d give you about 15 seconds

  • jay

    More victim blaming, similar to criticising how rape victims were dressed, ie: “What did she expect?”

    Some might find Derek Fox’s comments insulting and offensive, is he happy to be murdered for making them? And would he be happy for us to condone his murder on the basis that he had it coming to him?

  • Sweet Lips.

    Poor man thinking that, next thing he will be telling everyone there are 73 virgins for some people involved in suicide attacks?

    • Catriona

      Well, I’d hate to be one of those 72 virgins to be used and abused by these evil men.

  • Just a thought …

    He does however have a right to say what he thinks. I may not agree with it and I will however stop short of “blowing” his head off…… but this is exactly the kind of freedom we are seeking to preserve……. so like it or not we also cannot have it both ways….. I truly think he is an idiot but it is still his right to be one ……