“While in the chamber, Senator Hanson asked why someone should be allowed to take their place in the Senate while obscuring their face and argued it should be banned from parliament.
“She eventually removed the garment before asking her question and said: ‘I’m quite happy to remove this, because this is not what should belong in this Parliament’.
She is well and truly learning the art of controlling the meta-narrative.
“She left the chamber to jeers from Labor senators at around 2.30pm before issuing a statement.
“Senator Hanson said she made the decision to attend Question Time in a full face covering because she believed ‘the need to ban full face coverings in public was an important issue facing modern Australia that needed to be discussed’.”
“Senator Hanson said she wished to raise the issue of full face covering presenting a security threat not only to Parliament House, but also to the greater Australian public.
“She said she believed that full face covering, such as the burqa, were ‘oppressive, presented barriers to assimilation, disadvantaged women from finding employment, were causing issues inside our justice system, presented a clear security threat and had no place in modern Western society’.”
She will get a lot of support for this. The Australian public is growing more and more knowledgeable about the scourge that is the toxic political ideology of Islam.
“Labor senators called, ‘shame,’ and ‘you’re a disgrace,’ as Senator Hanson rose to ask if the Government would work towards implementing the ban.”
Sounds like she triggered them.
So, dear XYZ readers, do you think this was an effective act of political theatre from Pauline Hanson? Do you think the burka should be banned in Australia? Will this at the very least help to further raise the already increasing awareness about the dangers of Islamic ideology in Australia?
Let us know in the comments.
It’s your XYZ.