Queensland Senator Pauline Hanson called Labor Party Leader Bill Shorten “a coward” and blamed Prime Minister for lack of leadership on Muslim immigration on Tuesday. One Nation Party leader repeated her call for Royal Commission into Islam.
Senator remembering victims of recent Islamist attack in Australia and Great Britain attacked leaders of Labor and Liberals.
“Bill Shorten, you are coward.” Under the Labor Party you allowed fifty thousand boat people to come to our country, Hanson said. She said that many of immigrants were “unvetted” and denied that “they were truly refugees”. She also attacked Prime Minister Turnbull: “we have our Prime Minister who I feel is not a leader”.
One Nation politician however appeared to communicate contradictory message. From one side she called for Royal Commission that would investigate whether Islam is a religion or political ideology. But from the other side she appeared to be confident that the answer is the latter.
“We need a Royal Commission into Islam to determine that is a political ideology and it is not purely a religion. It is incompatible with our culture, our way of life and our laws.”, Senator said.
This statement was followed by what appears to be evidence that the Muslim immigrants ruined European countries.
“Go and ask Lebanon what happened to their country with Muslim immigration and also many other countries. Go and see what happened to Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, England. I do not want that the same would happen in Australia.”
We need clear discussion and we need clear decisive leadership.
Based on that claim she called Prime Minister to stop “Muslim immigration especially from the radical countries in the Middle East.”
Despite appearing to offer an answer to the issue that she wanted to be investigated by Royal Commission Senator Pauline Hanson called for debate.
“We need clear discussion and we need clear decisive leadership”, she stated.
Senator appeared to make her call compatible with the comments on the nature of the threat made by the intelligence experts.
Last month Director of Australian intelligence ASIO Duncan Lewis in his comments in Parliament rejected a link between refugees and terrorism stating that “the refugee program is not the source of terrorism in Australia”.
“We have had tens of thousands of refugees come to Australia over the last decade or so and a very few of them have become subjects of interest for ASIO and have been involved in terrorist planning,” he told in an interview for ABC radio.
“I’m not denying that. I’ve not said that there are no terrorists who have not been refugees or who have not been the sons and daughters of refugees born in this country.”
“But the context is very important. The reason they are terrorists is not because they are refugees but because of the violent, extremist interpretation of Sunni Islam that they have adopted.”
Mr. Lewis in this way described a growing problem defined as Islamism that promotes literal and violent jihad.
Another prominent critic of Islamism, a former Member of Parliament of the Netherlands Ayaan Hirsi Ali in British tabloid the Sun called for serious policies that would counter dawa, a call to Islam.
“A process of methodical brainwashing that rejects assimilation and places Muslims in opposition to Western civic ideals”. Its goal is to erode and ultimately destroy the political institutions of a free society and replace them with Sharia law, Aly stated commenting on the British Prime Minister Theresa May statement on the war with terrorism.
“Islamism is an ideology incompatible with the values of liberal societies – constitutional democracy, freedom of speech, women’s rights, human rights, sexual freedom and the rule of law”.
Ali offered set of policies against dawa including “ideological scrutiny” of immigrants and refusal of entry to supporters of Islamism, denial of citizenship to such residents, and deportation of Islamists. She also appeared to suggest that Britain would introduce surveillance on the migrant-dominated communities, who choose not to adopt Western values.
Although Queensland Senator appealed for decisive leadership including Royal Commission she was cautious and did not deny that her views can be perceived as “extreme”. On Wednesday Australian politician clearly suggested that Islam is not a religion, not Islamism, dawa or Sunni Islam.
“If you think I am over the top, I am extreme in my views, then [the answer is – ed.] we need it”, Hanson said.
Senator is convinced that Australia needs a public debate on Islam.
A full transcript of Senator Pauline Hanson calling for Royal Commission Into Islam
It started as a very sad day today attending Bradfords funeral in Toowoomba of the police officer who was gunned down in his line of duty. A young man in his early forties with a wife and three children. It was sad, but the place was packed. The number of police that turned up, they lined the street to honor this man, who was one of their fellow mates.
Here I am now in Moonie on the way to St. George and to King Roy on Friday. I will visit people there so they would have opportunity to talk to me about the issues.
Lately it has been on our minds about terrorist attacks that happened. Another four Australians have lost their lives in past two weeks. When I hear the comments from our Prime Minister that of Bill Shorten I think: “Bill Shorten, you are coward.” Under the Labor Party you allowed fifty thousand boat people to come to our country. Among them were lots of refugees who were unvetted. I do not believe they were truly refugees.
Here we have our Prime Minister, who I feel is not a leader in a time when people throughout Australia are looking for true leadership. Because people are in fear. The are very concerned about Islam, terrorism and feeling safe on the streets. It will not just go away. It is not going to go away without true leadership and strong decisions that have to be made to protect our borders from this people who wish to come here to do harm to us.
As I have been calling for many, many years (do you remember in 2010 when I said that I would not sell my house for Muslim?) I could see the writing on the wall then. Surely we can learn from mistakes of other countries around the world what Islam has done to them. People who believe in the bliss what Koran tells them.
I would again call upon Prime Minister: We need a Royal Commission into Islam to determine that is a political ideology and it is not purely a religion. It is incompatible with our culture, our way of life and our laws. I fear for the future generations, if we do not deal with it now. Stop further Muslim immigration especially from those radical countries in the Middle East. Go and ask Lebanon what happened to their country with Muslim immigration and also many other countries. Go and see what happened to Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, England. I do not want that the same would happen in Australia.
If you think I am over the top, I am extreme in my views, then [the answer is – ed] we need it. We need the debate on this. We need clear discussion and we need clear decisive leadership.
If I am speaking out of it on this issue is going to get some strong leadership from our Prime Minister, then so be it.
(This transcript was slightly edited but it contains complete message.)