Australia’s Sarah Palin steps down after saying ‘Islam’ is a country
ONE thing you can say about a lot of xenophobes is that they tend to be quite stupid. One Australian election candidate lived up to that notion, saying on TV that she thought Islam is a country.
Unsurprisingly, she’s stepped down.
Stephanie Banister – Australia’s answer to Sarah Palin – was rightly hooted at with derision after she made a huge boob of herself on television. While discussing her views on immigration, not only did she think Islam was a country, but she also confused the Arabic term ‘haram’ (which means ‘forbidden’) with the Qur’an and proudly stated that Jews followed Jesus.
“I don’t oppose Islam as a country but I do feel that their laws should not be welcome here in Australia,” Banister said. “Less than 2% of Australians follow haram. Jews aren’t under haram. They have their own religion which follows Jesus Christ.”
Alas, thanks to her mouthbreathing antics, she had to withdraw her Queensland candidacy bid for the right-wing nationalist party One Nation.
Naturally, she said that Channel Seven had done a hatchet job on her in the editing suite.
“With the way Channel Seven edited my interview, I was left quite the fool,” Banister said in a statement. “I’d like to apologise to One Nation, to my friends and family, for any embarrassment this has brought to them.”
Elsewhere, she’s been summoned to court to face charges of being involved in an anti-Muslim vandalism campaign, putting stickers on Nestle products that said ‘Beware! Halal food funds terrorism’.
What a delightful woman. Watch the video below… through your fingers.