Stepahnie is running for a far right Australian party. In the past, as now in the present, this party is against emigration of “certain” people. Right wingers also tend to attack Islam and bunch all Muslim together as potential terrorists. Now, bear in mind that Stephanie is not a high school student put on the spot by a television camera in the hallway of her school. She is twenty-seven years of age.
Stephanie was interviewed by a prominent Australian television net work – Channel 7 News. See if you can spot the mistakes? I’ll leave the corrections down at the bottom of this page.
“I don’t oppose Islam as a country, but I do feel that their laws should not be welcome here in Australia.”
Then she continued, “Less than two percent of Australians follow haram,” Banister told Channel 7 reporter Erin Edwards.
Banister also wants halal food banned in Australia, Channel 7 reports. But kosher food is apparently fine, she said.
“Jews aren’t under haram,” Banister explained. “They have their own religion, which follows Jesus Christ.”
Banister told Australia’s Fairfax Media that she had corrected herself many times during the interview but that her corrections were edited out. ”Unfortunately, they’ve completely twisted all my words and made me out to be a stand-up criminal and a stupid moron, ” she said.
One Nation, the far-right Australian political party for which Banister is running, says on its website that it intends to restrict immigration and “abolish multi-racialism,” which it claims is “destroying Australian culture.”
The Channel 7 interview is reminiscent of the now-infamous 2008 interview with Katie Couric and Sarah Palin, who at the time was the Republican candidate for vice president in the U.S. presidential election. Palin was unable to name a single newspaper she read and cited Alaska’s proximity to Russia as an example of her foreign policy credentials.
Sarah told an interviewer that she could ‘see Russian from her backyard.’ I can only add that I wish Banister could see a school from her backyard and enrol in it to upgrade her education. LOL. Happy news? Banister is no longer running for the One Nation political party! (sigh heard across Australia).
Did you spot the mistakes?
1. Islam is not a country!
2. She should have used the word “Quaran” which is the Holy Book of Muslims. The word she used, “haram,” means ‘forbidden’ in the Arabic language.
3. Jews do not follow the teachings of Jesus.