NZ politician sorry for praising bin Laden

An outspoken New Zealand Maori politician has apologised for praising slain Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden as a freedom fighter who stood up for his people.

In remarks that prime minister John Key slammed as ridiculous, independent MP Hone Harawira said this week that positive aspects of bin Laden’s life should be acknowledged and urged people not to damn him — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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