Post by Kiwi Frontline on Mar 18, 2019 16:46:52 GMT 12
CHRISTCHURCH MOSQUE SHOOTINGS: TAME ITI SAYS 'EVERYONE NEEDS TO WORK ON THEIR ATTITUDE'
Maori activist and artist Tame Iti says the actions of white supremacist Brenton Tarrant in the horrific murders in Christchurch is terrorism, not what he was accused of.
Iti was jailed on firearms charges following the so-called "terror raids" in the Ureweras in 2007. However, police eventually apologised to Tūhoe over the hurt caused by the raids.
When asked if he was surprised about what unfolded in Christchurch, Iti said "not at all".
"These people have been around for a long time. That mentality has been around a long time. I've been saying for a long time you fellows need to focus on those guys and the police need to re-school their thinking. They keep looking at the Māori activist in this country and they have got it wrong."
Iti said many New Zealanders needed to go through a "decolonisation" process.
"Everyone needs to work on their attitude. We hear talk that there's too many Chinese or too many Africans. That's how we felt (when Europeans came to New Zealand) but we didn't go and shoot them. It was the other way around. In the 1860s we lost a lot of people."......