|Is this man a Muslim?|
Richard Prosser: Is he a Muslim?
Sometimes even those who can’t get elected for anything become MP’s. One could say ‘loser makes good’, but in the case of Richard Prosser…maybe we should say ‘loser remains a loser’. His picture shows him with a beard…but that was quickly removed once his racist hogwash made the main stream media.
Richard P is a strange fellow but not unlike the thousands of others who judge people by the colour of their skins or their looks or their beliefs, nothing new in that. Without a doubt he would go down a treat in the
US or London or , but in NZ we recognise oddities. Israel
But poor young Richard is really odd. “Ban the Burqa he shouts” plus he believes that young Muslims must stop looking like young Muslims, this is odd really look at Richards photo closely, one could be forgiven for thinking that he could possibly be an old Muslim, especially since he likes to carry his pocket knife in the aircraft cabin rather than stow it in his luggage as requested by the Airline.
Prosser was born in West Auckland and spent his early life in the
Waikato. He later moved to Otago and took up wine making. He is a former columnist for Investigate magazine.
Prosser stood for the Democrats for Social Credit in the 2005 election in the Otago electorate. He was ranked fourth on their party list but the party failed to get any MPs elected. Prosser later ran for the
Central Otago mayoralty in 2007 and came last in the election contested by three applicants. He also contested the 2007 local elections for a position as Central Otago District councillor in the Earnscleugh-Manuherikia Ward, but came third of three contenders.
Prosser founded the
South Island Party in 2008. However the party chose not to register for the 2008 parliamentary elections; instead, they decided that a more effective course of action would be to merge itself into the non-partisan South Island First, a lobby group advocating greater self-determination for the South Island.
First in 2010 after attending a party meeting and was later elected to the party's board of directors. New Zealand
Prosser stood for
First at the 2011 election and was ranked fourth on their party list. He ran unsuccessfully as a candidate for the Waimakariri electorate, getting 538 votes, but was elected from the party list and is now sitting in the 50th Parliament. He is one of two New Zealand New Zealand First MPs from the greater area; the other is Denis O'Rourke. Christchurch
Prosser attracted controversy after his election to Parliament when his previous advocating, in an edition of Investigate magazine, of the banning of the burqa in
became more widely publicised. New Zealand
Prosser has written the 'Eyes Right' column in the Investigate magazine for ten years. In his columns, he suggested various political ideas including compulsory conscription in
. New Zealand
Prosser released a book in January 2012 named Uncommon Dissent outlining his political opinions, in which he refers to himself as a "Kiwi Nationalist". His claims in the book that "
New Zealand society, Western society in general, has been hijacked by a conspiracy of Silly Little Girls" attracted heavy criticism from the Young Feminists Collective and the feminist blog Hand Mirror. Wellington
Writing for Investigate magazine in February 2013, Prosser stated; "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." Prosser further stated that the rights of New Zealanders' were being "denigrated by a sorry pack of misogynist troglodytes from Wogistan, threatening our way of life and security of travel in the name of their stone age religion, its barbaric attitudes towards women, democracy, and individual choice". Prosser wrote that "Abdul" should not be allowed to fly, and should instead "go ride a camel". It subsequently emerged that Prosser's column was written after a pocket-knife he was carrying had been confiscated by airport security. NZ First leader Winston Peters initially said that he would not apologise for Prosser's conduct, that he had been writing in his capacity as a columnist, as opposed to an MP, that Prosser stood by his statements, and that he had spoken to Prosser about the article as the article "lacked balance".
Subsequently, Prosser came under criticism from the Government and Opposition parties for the content of his article. Prosser stated that his intention had been to draw attention to the issue of passenger profiling at airports, and stated that his writing style was intentionally one of a "shock jock". Later, Prosser apologised for the offence that he had caused, and stated he would not continue to write for Investigate magazine.