May be present Stephanie Banister, an anti-immigration candidate vying for the Brisbane seat of Rankin in the upcoming election.
The 27-year-old ”poster child” of the One Nation movement did her campaign no favors in an interview on TV.
She mistakes Islam for a country, confused haram with Koran and drew a blank on the Australian nationwide disability program.
“I don’t oppose Islam as a country, umm, but I do feel that their laws should not be welcome here in Australia.”
The lady’s attack on Islam began with a claim that 2 per cent of Australians follow haram, “Or the Koran, as the Islamic text is known.”
Just to clarify – Haram is a Muslim term used for something that is forbidden or punishable, which she would presumably like to see applied to the Koran.
She also wants to see a ban on halal food but said similar dietary guidelines for followers of Judaism, known as kosher, were permissible because “Jews follow Jesus Christ”.
“Jews aren’t under haram, they have their own religion which follows Jesus Christ. They don’t have a tax on [kosher], they’ve just got a certain way of making it where haram has a tax on the food.”
As to clarify again – kosher food has a small fee too – and Judaism rejects Jesus Christ.
The interview then turned to other big issues facing voters in the upcoming election but Banister gave a blank look when asked what she thought about the NDIS, one of the Labor government’s most significant policies.
“The National Disability Scheme? I believe that the disability scheme is working at the moment”
Just to clarify – it starts in 2016.
On the state of the economy, “I’d like to see the government drop its five-star budget down to an economy budget. With the way the economy’s going at the moment, I don’t see why the government feels that it should remain at a five-star budget when economy’s just as good.”
We have no idea what that means, as she apparently didn’t either.
She’s now saying she had been misrepresented and had corrected herself many times but it had been cut from the interview.
“Unfortunately, they’ve completely twisted all my words and made me out to be a stand-up criminal and a stupid moron.”
As a side note, she was recently arrested and charged after she plastered stickers on Nestle products in a Brisbane shopping center saying “halal food funds terrorism” according to the Australian press..
Her court date is pending.
She’s facing disqualification if she is convicted or sentenced to jail.
She really belongs in California.