The religion of Islam is in need of change

The religion of Islam is in need of change, by Mark Latham.

THE question of Muslim immigration has become the X-Files of Australian politics. The truth is out there. To its credit, the Essential Research Poll flushed out the facts last week when it reported 49 per cent of Australians support a ban on Muslim immigration (with 40 per cent opposed to such a move).

The majority opinion included 34 per cent of Greens voters — a rational response from “progressives” upset by the homophobia and sexism of fundamentalist Islam.

Forty per cent of Labor voters also supported the ban, earning the ire of party leader Bill Shorten, who said he didn’t want to “see this country scapegoating minorities”.

The Pauline Hanson non-factor:

Perhaps the most bizarre response to the Essential Poll came from the Racial Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane. Whatever happens in Australia these days, he has just one reaction: to blame Pauline Hanson.

At a time when public trust in politicians is at an all-time low, Soutphommasane believes the Australian people are having their strings pulled by a red-headed puppeteer.

Obviously he doesn’t know many One Nation voters.

Most of them regard Hanson as a novelty, a useful vehicle for a protest vote.

Few people believe she could ever implement her simplistic agenda and run the country successfully. They vote for her out of frustration with the major parties, hoping she can “shake up the system”. …

Mark Latham has a good eye for the hypocrisy of the global elite:

Most elites making this argument [in favor of Muslim immigration] live in wealthy monocultural neighbourhoods.

Even though they preach the language of “diversity”, they have forked out big bucks to get away from ethnically diverse communities, especially those which settle large numbers of refugees.

Yes, I’m thinking of you, (insert name of any ABC presenter, Fairfax columnist or all-round big mouth).