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."
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The Pet of the Day this week is a British shorthair, Zsa Zsa.
Owner Dawn Kelly says Zsa Zsa has not been well and she would love her to have her 15 minutes of fame.
The Pet of the Day will no longer be appearing in the Dominion Post and instead you will find it on Neighbourly every Saturday.
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Recycling For Charity will be open on Labour Day, Monday 26 October between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm.
We have a wide range of recycled & refurbished electronic items for sale including Desktop PC's, Laptops, Monitors, accessories (Mouse & Keyboards), Mobile phones, etc.
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Have a great & safe weekend!!
From the RFC Team.