Prosser’s stereotyping unacceptable
Foreign Affairs Spokesperson
12 February 2013
Labour’s Foreign Affairs
spokesperson Phil Goff has condemned the racial and
religious stereotyping by New Zealand First MP, Richard
“Mr Prosser’s comments are extreme and
unjustified. They require an absolute withdrawal and
apology by him without delay.
“To suggest that young men
who are Muslim should be banned from air travel is bizarre
and reflects appallingly on the prejudice of the MP
“Mr Prosser is suggesting that young men of
the Muslim faith as a group are likely to be
“That is an insult to the thousands of young
Muslims in this country who are responsible and good
citizens and who contribute hugely to New Zealand.
Prosser’s statement is unacceptable from an MP and he and
New Zealand First should consider whether he has any future
in politics,” Phil Goff
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