“The next attack in Australia will be on your head, Pauline,” declared Hanson-Young on Sunrise in a joint appearance with Hanson on Monday.
While her attribution of causation is laughable, her high dudgeon over potential lives lost is a sick joke coming from she-of-the-open-borders philosophy.
More than 1200 lives were lost at sea following the dismantling of the Howard Government’s Pacific Solution, yet Hanson-Young remains unrepentant.
“Tragedies happen, accidents happen,” said the then-Greens immigration spokeswoman dismissively in 2011 when asked if her party accepted any responsibility for deaths in demanding onshore processing.
Hanson-Young really does have a veil over her eyes if she thinks mocking Islamic garments is the cause of terrorism. It’s like this, senator: Islamists have, um, a hatred of the West, you know, and loathe, um, stuff like, ah, the Enlightenment, and, um, the secular, ah, state, and they, um, kind of want a world, ah, caliphate, um, and, ah, will perform jihad, um, to get it. And it is made kind of easier for these, ah, malleable, um, simpletons when, um, cultural Marxists, ah, continue, you know, in spite of the bloody obvious, to, um, deny the link between these, you know, ah, mediaevalists and, um, the so-called religion, ah, of peace. …
“Bless the Burqa,” proclaimed the billboard of Gosford Anglican Church. What would a leftist priest like Father Rod Bower want to bless it for — its mandatory imposition by fundamentalist theocracies such as the Taliban, perhaps?
Why do so many normally composed people drop their bundle at the hint of someone doing something even slightly irreverent of Islam?
In ABC’s case, it gives only token exposure to alternative views. Last Friday, ABC Sunshine Coast’s Jon Coghill interviewed Muslim lawyer and businessman Haset Sali, a former president of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils. Sali supported Hanson’s plan to ban the burka, saying that the Koran did not require women to cover their faces.
Given the issue was still hot in the national space and a prominent member of the Muslim community was advocating reformist views, surely ABC would elevate this story from its regional slot and place it on the online news site? No, Aunty could not condone an official narrative violation, despite the interview attracting around 2000 shares on Facebook.
As for objectivity in this affair, ABC political correspondent Andrew Probyn might as well have been an angry mullah. “What Pauline Hanson did today was despicable and shameful,” he said in covering the story for 7.30. “She vilified a section of our community, worse, she risked inciting hatred against vulnerable women. Some people may find the burka confronting, but for Senator Hanson to cloak this offence in the name of national security was nasty.” Actually, for Probyn to cloak his own opinions in the name of reporting a news story was nonsensical. So much for the ABC charter and its editorial policies which require that “the gathering and presentation of news and information is impartial according to the recognised standards of objective journalism.”