Tolerance from the Isles of NZ




 
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Tolerance from the Isles of NZ
 
April 14th, 2007  
bulldogg
 
 

Topic: Tolerance from the Isles of NZ


Tolerance from the Isles of NZ
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Muslim MP Ashraf Choudhary will not condemn the traditional Koran punishment of stoning to death some homosexuals and people who have extra-marital affairs.

But the Labour MP - who has struggled with his "role" as the sole parliamentary representative of the local Muslim community - is not advocating the practice here.
Mr Choudhary once again found himself between a rock and a hard place on questions of Islam when he appeared on TV3's 60 Minutes programme last night.

It was examining warnings about extreme fundamentalism within New Zealand's Islamic community.

Mr Choudhary was asked: "Are you saying the Koran is wrong to recommend that gays in certain circumstances be stoned to death?"

He replied: " No, no. Certainly what the Koran says is correct.

"In those societies, not here in New Zealand," he added.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/1/...ectid=10334250

I gotta ask if this clown is still in office.
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Is this acceptable in New Zealand? I didn't realise it had become part of the EU.
April 14th, 2007  
MontyB
 
 
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Originally Posted by bulldogg
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/1/...ectid=10334250

I gotta ask if this clown is still in office.
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Is this acceptable in New Zealand? I didn't realise it had become part of the EU.
Geez you must have scoured the archives for that one, it was published on:
12:00AM Tuesday July 05, 2005

Much like all politics in New Zealand it receives a "don't know, don't care" rating.
Unlike other nations of the world New Zealand generally doesn't care to much about its politicians as much like the rest of the worlds they are lying , cheating, self promoting a-holes with little to be proud of and we treat them as such.
April 14th, 2007  
Gator
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
Geez you must have scoured the archives for that one, it was published on:
12:00AM Tuesday July 05, 2005

Much like all politics in New Zealand it receives a "don't know, don't care" rating.
Unlike other nations of the world New Zealand generally doesn't care to much about its politicians as much like the rest of the worlds they are lying , cheating, self promoting a-holes with little to be proud of and we treat them as such.
You do not view your Elected Officials as demigods walking among mere mortals?.... Demigods who must save all of humanity?.... Demigods who can do no wrong?.... my, my, how very Anti-American of you.
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Tolerance from the Isles of NZ
April 14th, 2007  
bulldogg
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
Geez you must have scoured the archives for that one, it was published on:
12:00AM Tuesday July 05, 2005
Hence the question I asked... is he STILL in office?
April 14th, 2007  
Padre
 
 
Yes, Ashtray is still a Labour Member of NZ's parliament (elected by list under the NZ voting system).
April 14th, 2007  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gator
You do not view your Elected Officials as demigods walking among mere mortals?.... Demigods who must save all of humanity?.... Demigods who can do no wrong?.... my, my, how very Anti-American of you.
Umm no we don't most people tend to think of parliament as a place for people who would otherwise be screwing up industry.




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Originally Posted by bulldogg
Hence the question I asked... is he STILL in office?
Apparently so but thats not unusual as no one really listens to what they say anyway and if making dumb arsed comments was all it took to be voted out we wouldn't have a politician in the country (damn maybe we should pass that law).
 


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