Diversity in society was fine, but there could be too much of a good thing, he [Don Brash] said told an immigration consultants' conference on Friday, likening it to drinking red wine.
"A certain amount is good for one's health - too much too quickly alters your personality and can be thoroughly bad."
Brash, who is the shadow prime minister, refused to specify who he was talking about, but Muslim group leaders had no doubt it was their people.
Naturligvis. Som vi alle ved er muslimer en race og ikke en religion. Eller hvordan er det nu...
Pancha Narayanan, president of the Federation of Ethnic Councils, said a comment by Brash that immigrants should have a good command of English, or quickly learn the language, was a sign that he would prefer them to come from English-speaking countries.
He said the speech had an element of racism and an anti-Muslim tone.
Hvorfor hører man aldrig indvandrede buddhister eller Jehovas Vidner jamre over racisme, når nogen beder dem overholde landets love.