NZ Islamic organization refutes Bhamji’s comments
March 30, 2019 5:09 pm
New Zealand’s national Islamic organization has swiftly distanced itself from claims by the chair of an Auckland mosque.
He is claiming that Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency was involved with the terrorist attack that killed 50 Muslims at two Christchurch mosques.
President of the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand, Mustafa Farouk says recent comments by the Chair of the Mt. Roskill Masjid E Umar mosque and former Fiji resident Ahmed Bhamji does not represent the view of Muslims in New Zealand.
It’s this kind of comments during an Auckland community rally recently that has many in New Zealand upset.
The NZ Jewish Council says these conspiracy theories are dangerous lies that have put the Jewish community at risk, at a time of heightened security concerns.
New Zealand’s national human rights institution, says prejudice against Jewish people has no place in New Zealand and they must condemn racism, hate and, anti-Semitism whenever they see it.
New Zealand’s national Islamic body FIANZ, released this statement saying Bhamji does not represent Muslims of New Zealand.
The former Fiji resident who was a former mayor of Ba and NFP parliamentarian moved to New Zealand after the 1987 coups.
It’s not known whether Bhamji who visits Fiji regularly is still a paid member of the NFP, however, he was prominent in the NFP campaign team during last year’s general elections.
He was seen at many party rallies giving fiery speeches in which party leader Biman Prasad was also present.
FBC News has made several unsuccessful attempts to get a comment from Biman Prasad about Bhamjis position in the NFP.
New Zealand is still reeling from the shocking hate crime in Christchurch which ironically has brought all New Zealand communities together.