Council of EX-Muslims of New Zealand

So who in New Zealand stood up to condemn intolerance and hate?


Credit where credit is due. We do have in New Zealand groups willing to stand up and be counted and they deserve recognition. Below are the political parties and groups who responded to our article and video of Shaykh Dr Mohammad Anwar Sahib.

The Human Rights Commission says an Auckland man?s speeches condemning Jewish people are appalling and have no place in New Zealand…

?This kind of intolerance is not welcome here in any form: Prejudice against Jewish people has no place in New Zealand.?

…We have asked for an urgent response from FIANZ.?

The Human Rights Commission

The Administration Council of the Islamic Women?s Council would like to respond to the video containing clips of speeches posted online by Dr Mohammad Anwar Sahib.

Firstly, regarding the comments directed towards Jewish people, these are totally inappropriate and we unequivocally condemn any divisive comments of a similar nature.

… We regularly extend our hand in friendship to the Jewish community in New Zealand, and will continue to do so.

IWCNZ is particularly sensitive to the views represented by the comments towards women. The approach shown is a religious misinterpretation, in our opinion, and we are disappointed that certain religious leaders may encourage this damaging rhetoric.

-Islamic Women’s Council of New Zealand

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There is a support group for ex-Muslims in New Zealand

Did you know that there is a Council of Ex-Muslims of New Zealand? It acts as a support group for those who have become apostates because they chose to leave Islam. When I left Catholicism I had no need of a support group because Catholicism is not a cult. There are no repercussions for those who leave. There is no pressure or threats or loss of family members and loved ones. It is simply a choice and one that is supported by our democratic society. In the religious texts of Islam there is a quote that says ?that there is no compulsion in religion yet it remains the most difficult and often dangerous “religion” to leave.

This fact is brought home by the FAQ section of the Council of Ex-Muslims’ website where one of the most frequently asked questions is…

Can I to emigrate to NZ, because it safe for ex-Muslims there?


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