- #1715300Hero42 March 26, 2019 at 4:27 pm
We knew what you meant and as your tag line says Already disturbed, approach with caution I thought it best not to point that out. 😆 😆#1715301Hero42 March 26, 2019 at 4:37 pm
That is a bit of a broad brush you are using on the Muslim community, hopefully out of concern rather than from Islamophobia. Isn’t it easy to say something that could be misinterpreted.
Now I say a broad brush because I know many Muslim families where the women are very much an equal member of the family and are fully capable of running the household accounts, driving the car, setting up the technology we all depend on today, etc.
Equally I know of Kiwi women, especially of the older generation, that know nothing of the family finances or how the bank operates. I suspect their husbands like to keep a tight control on the money as they tend to spend it on things their wives would not appreciate.
Equally I have some male friends who have been recently widowed and they didn’t know how to cook. We had to go round and show them how to cook simple meals so they wouldn’t be living off baked beans on toast and takeaways.
So it isn’t just one sector of the population that struggles when their partner is taken from them either by natural causes, accidents or terrorism.
Cheers 🙂#1715303sir-nigel-gresleyMemberMember since: January 10, 2017
Replies: 969sir-nigel-gresley March 26, 2019 at 4:56 pm
You can interpret whichever way you like Hero. The statement was said on the news this morning.
Happy Valley#1715341halcyonMemberMember since: May 4, 2014
Replies: 4855halcyon March 26, 2019 at 10:16 pm
For over a week, and lead by a shining example of our PM, we in NZ have grieved for victims of the Christchurch massacre. And rightly so.
However, it grieves me that, at a time when we are attempting to rebuild relationships and unity, Ahmed Bhamji, chairman of the Mt Roskill Masjid E Umar, has attempted to gain political advantage by insinuating that maybe the murderer was funded by a group that Bhamji considers his enemy.
I realise that, like the murderer is not representative of our citizens, it is more than likely that Bhamji is not representative of his people. I would like to believe that both are lone wolves.
And like I condemn the murderer for his actions so I question the intension of Bhamji. Remember Bhamji, real peace can only exist between all people regardless of their race or religion. And we can only have that peace if it applies to us all.
There is nothing more valuable than truth#1715348mommabear70MemberMember since: February 20, 2017
Replies: 1767mommabear70 March 27, 2019 at 9:23 am
Halcyon, As you live in Auckland, I’m wondering how you feel about your fuel taxes being used for the light rail from Auckland Airport to the City Centre project when it’s likely Auckland Airport will be underwater (expected sea level rise) in years to come which means that both the airport and the rail line will need to be moved.#1715371lilith7MemberMember since: April 9, 2017
Replies: 1956lilith7 March 27, 2019 at 11:32 am
Yes it is going to be very difficult for those widowed by the attack, who’ve never done such things as use bank accounts.
Fortunately, Shakti has said they’ll do all that they can to help support & teach those women how to cope with everyday life here. Originally started to help victims of domestic violence among immigrant women,they offer support in many areas.#1715392paulinemMemberMember since: July 8, 2006
Replies: 814paulinem March 27, 2019 at 1:04 pm
Mommabear I suggest your post 171538 is on the wrong discussion thread …this is news and current affairs ( excluding POLITICS) You should have posted your post on the Politics Today thread !#1715393Hero42 March 27, 2019 at 1:05 pm
Just because it was said on the radio doesn’t mean you have to agree with it although by repeating it it would seem you do.
Do you not agree that the statement could apply to many widowed people and not just the Muslim community?
Cheers 🙂#1715394paulinemMemberMember since: July 8, 2006
Replies: 814paulinem March 27, 2019 at 1:14 pm
Back to those killed etc in the Mosque … there was more very very sad news today.. .where on facebook a post mentions that 30 christians were killed in their church while in prayer in Philippines yesterday!
Oh what a sad world we live in, why cannot some people have the simple philosophy of just live their lives and then let others live as to their own beliefs/ colour etc etc … especially if these people were living their beliefs in their own church etc and not bothering or forcing anyone else to live like they do.#1715395halcyonMemberMember since: May 4, 2014
Replies: 4855halcyon March 27, 2019 at 2:02 pm
I totally agree with you paulinem. There are numerous groups of people throughout the world that are being persecuted for their beliefs.
In NZ we pride ourselves in being a country where people are free to hold their religious beliefs, including those who hold no religious belief (i.e agnostic and atheist). There are countries where that option is not available. May we continue to defend that right and condemn the behaviour of those who would try to prevent that freedom.
Maybe it would be more important to develop a constitution enshrining the values we collectively hold than bothering about focusing on hate speech.
There is nothing more valuable than truth
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