Nureddin Abdurahman has plenty of first hand experience of racism.
When a woman walked into his Wellington shop and said his religion is evil and that Muslims have the potential to “bring jihad and kill us all”, the shop owner was disappointed, but not surprised.
Abdurahman shared a 15-minute video of the interaction with the woman online, which created a significant response and prompted conversations about how to appropriately discuss religion.
Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon viewed the video and said there is “no need to fear Islamophobia in Aotearoa as there no need to fear Christianity”.
”A father-of-three and owner of Kilbirnie’s Near And Far Import Export Ltd, Nureddin Abdurahman, is used to discrimination in New Zealand, after the years of racism he experienced working as a taxi driver. Drunken verbal and physical abuse aimed at Abdurahman and his colleagues was normal."
Who recognises this famous photo from the Stuff archives?
Hint: It has come to represent a pivotal moment in New Zealand history.
A team of keen young Petone rugby league players will forfeit their points and risk disqualifying themselves in an upcoming tournament because one of their star players is banned.
The reason? She’s a girl. Aayla Toman, 13, has been told she’s not allowed to play in the u13 boys’ grade in Wellington’s Pacific Youth Cup because of her gender – something that led her club team, the u13 Petone Panthers, to play her ‘illegally’ all season.
New Zealand Rugby League rules state the maximum age for males and females to play in mixed gender full contact rugby league is 12 years of age.
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