Conservative Queensland senator Fraser Anning has evoked his former party leader Pauline Hanson and called for an end to Muslim immigration in a contentious first speech that praised the White Australia policy.
The Katter’s Australian Party senator declared the “greatest concern for Australia’s future” was immigration and singled out Muslims, as he called for a people’s vote on “who comes here”.
Senator Hanson also wants a plebiscite on migration levels and warned in her first speech in 2016 that Australia was “in danger of being swamped by Muslims”.
“The one immigrant group here and in other Western nations that has consistently shown itself to be the least able to assimilate and integrate is Muslims,” Senator Anning said.
“I believe that the reasons for ending all further Muslim immigration are both compelling and self-evident. The record of Muslims who have already come to this country in terms of rates of crime, welfare dependency and terrorism are the worst of any migrants and vastly exceed any other immigrant groups.” …
Senator Anning said his use of the words “final solution” meant nothing other than “ultimate solution”, and claims otherwise were “ridiculous”.
“Some in the media and left wing politicians are simply afraid of the Australian people having a say on who comes here,” he said. …
He lashed the Whitlam government for completely eliminating the White Australia policy in the 1970s.
“The huge numbers of people allowed to flood into Australia in recent years are unsustainable, with immigration quotas apparently set by successive governments on a whim, without any regard for the necessary infrastructure that these people would require or the ability of those that came here to assimilate,” Senator Anning said.
“Ethno-cultural diversity — which is known to undermine social cohesion — has been allowed to rise to dangerous levels in many suburbs.”
Naturally the PC groups have (1) leaped on his use of the phrase “final solution” to shout that he is a Nazi (thus they hate him because he is a hate-speaker), and (2) avoided the reason Anning gave, namely cultural incompatibility.
If a group comes to Australia that is intolerant, supremacist, wants everyone to join it, and is against free speech, liberty, and tolerance for others, then obviously it is a threat to our society — which currently values free speech, liberty, and tolerance for others. Tolerance for the intolerant is nonsensical and suicidal. But the left love them.
hat-tip Stephen Neil