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What do you think of Richard Prosser's comments on Muslims?

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Richard Prosser, NZ First MP. Photo / Christchurch Star, Geoff Sloan
Richard Prosser, NZ First MP. Photo / Christchurch Star, Geoff Sloan

A column by New Zealand First MP Richard Prosser suggests no young Muslims should be allowed to travel on Western airlines because most terrorists are Muslim.

The Waimakariri list MP said he accepts that most Muslims are not terrorists, but it's "equally undeniable'' that "most terrorists are Muslims''.

Mr Prosser, 45, said he wanted an end to "pandering to an upstart minority''.

"If you are a young male, aged between say about 19 and about 35, and you're a Muslim, or you look like a Muslim, or you come from a Muslim country, then you are not welcome to travel on any of the West's airlines,'' he wrote in his Eyes Right column in Ian Wishart's Investigate magazine.

Later in the article he added: "I will not stand by while [his daughters'] rights and freedoms of other New Zealanders and Westerners, are denigrated by a sorry pack of misogynist troglodytes from Wogistan.''

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