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FIANZ Statement on Dr Anwar Sahib

23 November 2016

PRESS RELEASE

The Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand (FIANZ) condemns and rejects any form of anti-Semitic and hate speech. In addition, FIANZ will not tolerate any derogatory comments and speeches made against Women.

FIANZ wishes to advise that Dr Anwar Sahib has been permanently stood down from his position as the Secretary of FIANZ Ulama Board (Religious Advisory Board) effective immediately.

FIANZ reassures all New Zealanders that we vehemently oppose all teachings promoting intolerance, prejudice and discrimination against the followers of any faith including Jewish.

FIANZ is aware that complaints have been laid with the Human Rights Commission and we wish to inform the New Zealand society that FIANZ is extending its full cooperation to the Commission.

We thank New Zealanders for their feedback, solidarity and support.

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