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Discussions News & Current Affairs (excluding Politics) our say on what’s happening today

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    Profile photo of Hero42Hero42
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    Hero42

    Halycon
    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. 😆 😆

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    Hero42

    Sir Nigel
    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 🙂

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    sir-nigel-gresley

    You can interpret whichever way you like Hero. The statement was said on the news this morning.

    Happy Valley

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    halcyon

    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.

    It's ok if you disagree with me. I can't force you to be right.

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    mommabear70

    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.

     

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    lilith7

    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.

    SHAKTI NEW ZEALAND

     

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    paulinem

    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 !

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    Hero42

    Sir Nigel
    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 🙂

    #1715394
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    paulinem

    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.

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    Profile photo of halcyonhalcyon
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    halcyon

    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.

    It's ok if you disagree with me. I can't force you to be right.

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