4 April 2019
24 March 2019
March 21, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – I live in New Zealand. I’ve become alarmed at developments in my country since the shootings last Friday. What I see unfolding seems so disproportionate to the magnitude of the crime. It seems like I’ve woken up and all of a sudden live in an Islamic State.
Here are some highlights of what’s unfolding:
- The thought police are out in full force and people are being scrutinized for “hate speech”. Green ribbons are being worn as a symbol against hate.
- Mosques and many of the prayer rooms continue to be protected by armed police (police aren’t usually armed in my country).
- Vigils are being held all over the place in solidarity with the victims. These seem to have morphed into what amounts to support for the Islamic religion. One Catholic bishop held one last Sunday afternoon in the Ponsonby church. After prayers there, they processed over to the mosque, which is on the opposite side of the road and prayed and met there.
- Whitcoulls, one of our book stores, probably the oldest, has removed Jordan Peterson’s book “12 Rules for Life” from its shelves because he was photographed with a member of the public wearing an anti-Islamic t-shirt while he was in New Zealand recently. Apparently, that’s being construed as him having something to do with the madman’s agenda.
- On Tuesday a Muslim prayer was said in Parliament. Just recently all Christian prayer in Parliament was removed.
- On Friday March 22 at 1:30pm New Zealand will be called to prayer…Islamic prayer that is. And we will be expected to keep 2 minutes silence after they read the Muslim prayer acknowledging Allah as “great” and Muhammad as his “prophet.” The call to prayer will be broadcasted on national radio stations and TV as well.
- One top Catholic Church leader will go to the local mosque (Kilbirnie) as well on Friday to stand outside during their prayers as an act of solidarity. The Catholic bishops here have been very sympathetic and playing out their “inter-faith role” with great enthusiasm.
- Catholic school students have been praying inside mosques.
It seems like we’re living in a different world all of a sudden. It seems that showing our great respect for those who were killed has somehow been manipulated into showing affirmation of the Islamic religion.
New Zealand is now putty in the Islamists’ hands.
The shooting on Friday was terrible. But what has now unfolded is something else entirely and may just be the beginning of something very terrible for New Zealand.
Certainly, on a spiritual level, our crisis has become even deeper.
Please keep New Zealand in your prayers.
By one Peter Mitchell of New Zealand.
I am gonna say it how it is, Jacinda Arden PM of New Zealand you have become a major part of the division problem. You need to step down from your office now.
You forced Parliament to be Submitted yesterday to Islamic Prayers, now you are forcing by demanded strong suggestion all of New Zealand to submit, to Submit to the Islamic call to prayer by it being played over the airways on NZ.
It is one thing to have a moments silence which I think most New Zealanders would be honourable and respectful in regards to this depraved loss of life and the terrorising of New Zealand citizens and visitors at 2 mosques and the horrific loss of so many lives and loved ones, I two stand in silence and in honourable respect and deep sadness reflecting on this unnecessary loss of precious life.
However, New Zealand is not an Islamic Country, yet has those of Islamic faith welcomed within her bounds, and you are correct, when migrants come to our beautiful country they assimilate or should assimilate and become “They are us”. They are welcomed with freedom to worship and right to assemble.
However, we do not become a them, this is a huge difference. We have the right to not worship or worship elsewhere, or worship a tree or a stone should we wish, it’s called freedom paid for on the backs of our fathers and mothers and forebears.
I am getting a little sick of you as the PM and the media using Islam as a race card. ISLAM is not a RACE. Islam is a religious sect or ideology and you Jacinda are forcing through as head of state Islam on your nation.
You have no right to stand in the highest office of the nation and use your position to influence and to insist this type of response. You must remain neutral in your decisions for the sake of all New Zealanders, you have gone too far. You are not an Imam you are the Prime Minister and as such you have no right or position in calling all New Zealanders to Islamic Prayer you are so outside of the boundaries of your office.
I will say it again and most likely be attacked for it. You have given so much but now so much more will be demanded.
I want to remind you that there is no such thing as Government Funded, there is only “Tax Payer Citizen Funded”. When you say we will pay and ACC will pay or I will ensure this will be paid you are actually saying every NZ tax payer will pay, making an instsnt decision over and above all ACC protocols and procedure, ok I get it.
However New Zealand is not guilty of this crime a fundamentalist fool is. Yet going to these far responses in itself is (forcing by empowered suggestion bordering demand from your office) is also extreme and fundamentalist.
On another note Jacinda since when did Gang Patch Members have a security guards license ? Since when were Patched gang members allowed to patrol the streets and the front of public buildings and houses of worship in Gang Colours and regalia? Please explain.
You are so quick to demand or suggest that innocent farmers and citizens give up their guns and armoury. Because of one deranged man? Again an extremist response.
If you wish to wear your hajib I honour and respect your right to do so, if you wish to bow down and in knelt prostrate position on the floor under the sound of the Islamic Call to prayer and Honour Allah I respect your right to do so, but as PM you do NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO FORCE OR EVEN SUGGEST THIS ON OTHERS IN YOUR OFFICIAL CAPACITY OF OFFICE.
If that is what you want all of NZ to do then you must relinquish your office and your authority first and do this from grass roots not from entitlement of the nations head office In this.
You have gone way too far, perhaps you should step aside from your headship as you have now gone far beyond your official responsibilities.
For the record – Islam does not mean Peace, it means Peace by Submission!!
Please don’t misinterpret me, the only right response to the attacks on New Zealand’s citizens and visitors including those proclaiming and identifying as Muslim by faith is unconditional love and kindness, however it is not – That others are to be made subjects of Islam, by your decree.
I’ll own it. Peter Mitchell
‘This is not us!’: Destiny Church’s Brian Tamaki slams Muslim call to prayer
Destiny Church’s Brian Tamaki has slammed the Muslim call to prayer which will take place at 1.30pm today.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the prayer would take place to recognise the lives lost in the Christchurch terrorist attacks last Friday.
Ardern said the prayer would be followed by two minutes of silence at 1.32pm.
“Two minutes of silence is okay but the Islamic prayer will sound? it contains this line ‘there is no God but Allah’, well I disagree,” Tamaki wrote on Twitter.
“Jesus Christ is the only true God … this is not us!”
Fifty people lost their lives in the attacks on two Christchurch mosques and the alleged gunman has been charged with murder.
Earlier today, Ardern announced plans for a National Memorial Service and said everyone can reflect on the attacks tomorrow as they please.
“How we choose to reflect during the silence will be different for each of us,” she said.
“Everyone should do what feels right for them, wherever they are – at home, at work, at school.
“I know many New Zealanders wish to mark the week that has passed since the terrorist attack, and to support the Muslim community as they return to mosques.”
Meanwhile, Tamaki said the announcement of the Muslim call to prayer was an abuse of her Prime Ministerial power.
“This is Offensive to all True Christians in Aotearoa … Our National Identity is at stake,” he posted on Twitter.
“PM Jacinda Ardern has abused her Prime Ministerial decree in allowing ‘Allah as the only true God to be sounded in Muslim prayer across the airwaves in our nation tomorrow.”
The responses to Tamaki’s comments have been swift and expectedly brutal.
“Don’t pray it then,” one person tweeted.
“The space is for others to pray it unashamed, unafraid – as they should always have had the absolute freedom to. Allow them this comfort amid the nightmare.
“Keep your mouth shut, and attempt to open your heart to humanity in the way that God asks you to.”
Some question the validity of Tamaki’s statements.
“Gosh, well then, it’s probably quite a good thing that your opinions really do not matter to the rest of us,” said one commenter.
“‘Christians’ say the problem is Christianity isn’t being taught in schools. With ‘Bishop’ Brian Tamaki it’s clear that the real problem is Christianity isn’t taught in church,” said one Twitter user.
Some online commenters were confused by Tamaki’s comment Jesus Christ was the “only true God”.
“Brian, he was the son of God, he called God his father. Please read that book again. Properly,” said one person.
“Jesus Christ is God?? Blimey that’s different,” said another.