So who do we keep out?

By Bruce Ansley In Commentary

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2nd September, 2006
When Opposition leader Don Brash talks of banning immigrants who do not share what he believes to be New Zealand's "bedrock values", who does he want to keep out of the country? Muslims believe he was talking about Muslims. Brash is reluctant to give a straight answer when I meet him in his Wellington office. "I'm not someone who wants to say, only that country, or that one," he says. "It's not a question of what they look like or where they come from." But eventually he says, "Some Muslims believe strongly in the establishment of an Islamic state and that's not consistent with ...

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