Facebook to remove Brian Tamaki's hate-speech post

Destiny Church's Brian Tamaki in 2018. Photo: NZME
Destiny Church's Brian Tamaki in 2018. Photo: NZME

Facebook has vowed to remove a controversial advert by Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki slamming the Islamic movement in New Zealand.

The ad went live last week and was criticised by other community members who labelled it hate speech.

But the social media giant told Stuff today the ad would be coming down.

In the post, Tamaki claimed "we can not accept the proliferation of Islam in our country" .

"We can not ... think Just because you're tolerant, accepting and inclusive that we won't end up like Great Britain, South East Asia and most of Europe with violence, loss of the host country's identity, their values and culture destroyed and sharia law enacted," he said.

"What's worse is Liberal-Left governments globally who are facilitating the spread of this 'destructive power'. It's now getting irresponsible for everyday Kiwis to not voice the disapproval of this fast creeping social invasion on our Kiwi way of life, or New Zealand (as we have known it) will be no more!"

Tamaki said he was exercising his right to free speech by sharing his views. He said while his strong Christian beliefs may not be shared by others, he still had a right to express them.

He also blamed "Liberal-Left governments globally" for who are facilitating the spread of this 'destructive power'.

"It's now getting irresponsible for everyday Kiwis to not voice the disapproval of this fast creeping social invasion on our Kiwi way of life, or New Zealand (as we have known it) will be no more!"

He also asked why the same questions put to him about where his church got its income and its views on homosexuality were not put to the Muslim community.

 

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"He also asked why the same questions put to him about where his church got its income and its views on homosexuality were not put to the Muslim community."
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I'd like to know if this has been put to the Muslim community and what they've said about it. I'm not a fan of Tamaki's attitude but this is a good point. Their stance against LGBT (globally anyway) has a worse reputation than Christianity, Brunei is a recent example.

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