And nobody bats an eye.
Australian politician Kirralie Smith proposed a 10-year hiatus on Muslim immigration in a proclamation made on 2/22 according to this source. She reportedly said Islamic values weren’t compatible with “our democratic values of freedom” before saying that she’d like them banned from entering the country.
Smith spoke more about her position in a recent interview with Sky News in which she promoted her new political party and talked about the “Islamisation” issue which she said was one of the party’s key pillars.
“We need to have an honest debate,” she said, before saying that she is not concerned with offending Muslims.
“I’m not worried because I think that there are enough indicators that we have some serious issues already.” Smith continued, “Islam is more than a religion, it’s a totalitarian ideology with political ideology.”
She cited fears that Islamists won’t assimilate into new communities – fears that are grounded in fact based on the skyrocketing crime rate in Europe which has been directly attributed to Muslim migrants.
One policy Smith proposed was to force Mosques to sign a “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” treaty before opening, a measure that would be targeted specifically at the Islamic community.
Smith concluded by suggesting that Australia should ban Muslim immigration to the country for up to a decade. While some media outlets in the region published negative reports on the interview, the Australian politician’s comments drew only an ounce of the vitriol in comparison to the announcement Donald Trump made about a similar plan for the United States, a clear double standard.
Smith’s new party, entitled “The Australian Liberty Alliance,” is quickly gaining support among conservatives in the area. It is characterized by a rejection of political correctness and an unrestrained love for freedom.