Wednesday, September 29, 2004

I like New Zealand

Jews and Muslims denounce hate mail campaign

Leaders of Wellington's Muslim and Jewish communities have joined forces to denounce the racial hatred that has surfaced in the city.


The community leaders issued a joint statement yesterday saying Muslims and Jews were "People of the Book" and had lived together in peace for hundreds of years in many communities throughout the world, including Wellington.

"Together, we denounce all acts inciting hatred as they are contrary to our religious, ethical, and civic beliefs. Let us work together, with all of New Zealand, to build a healthy society where everyone respects each others' beliefs ... ," the statement said.

I guess they'll be marching together against the National Front on Labour Weekend then...