Committee erupts after Tory MP tells Muslim witness he 'should be ashamed'


"Mr. Suri, I take great umbrage with your defamatory comments to try to link conservatism with violent extremist attacks. They have no foundation, they're defamatory, and they diminish your credibility as a witness," Michael Cooper said.

The Conservative MP then read into the record a passage from Tarrant's 74-page manifesto - which has been banned in New Zealand. In the passage, Tarrant is quoted as saying the social and political values of China are close to his own and that he rejects 'conservatism'.

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