Skip to content
Advertisements

One Nation Doesn’t Oppose Islam as “a Country”

August 8, 2013

stephaniebannister320

Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party has nominated a woman facing criminal charges over alleged anti-Muslim behaviour to contest the Queensland seat of Rankin.

Stephanie Banister, a 27-year-old mother of two, is facing criminal charges after allegedly placing anti-Muslim stickers, like “Halal food funds terrorism”, on Nestle products in a supermarket.

Never mind that though. Ms Banister has bigger problems.

In a televised  interview last night, Ms Banister revealed her dearth of knowledge on, well, everything.

“I don’t oppose Islam as a country, but I do feel that their laws should not be welcome here in Australia,” she said, apparently oblivious to the fact that Islam is a religion, not a country.

One Nation is famous for another iconic one liner. When party founder Pauline Hanson was asked if she was xenophobic by Tracey Curro on 60 Minutes in 2006, she replied: “Please explain?”

Arguing for a ban on Halal food last night, Ms Banister said “less than two per cent of Australians follow Haram.”

The term “Haram” refers to something which is prohibited. It kind of works in this context. If you really think about it. OK not really.

In any case, Ms Banister doesn’t have a problem with Jewish Kosher food.

“Jews aren’t under Haram, they have their own religion which follows Jesus Christ,” she said.

You’re thinking of Christianity there, Stephanie.

“They don’t have a tax on it, they’ve just got a certain way of making it where Haram has a tax on the food,” Ms Banister said. However Kosher food does in fact have a fee.

Ms Banister was also asked her opinion of the government’s National Disability Insurance Scheme.

“I believe that the disability scheme is working at the moment,” she said.

The NDIS doesn’t actually start until 2016.

Ms Banister doesn’t know who her opponents are either. Rankin, a Queensland seat currently held by retiring Labor MP and former minister Craig Emerson, is being contested by David Lin for the Liberals and Jim Chalmers for Labor.

Today Ms Banister told The Gutter Trash that her words had been “taken out of context.”

“Unfortunately, they’ve completely twisted all my words and made me out to be a stand-up criminal and a stupid moron,” she said.

 

 

Advertisements
29 Comments leave one →
  1. public toilet permalink
    August 8, 2013 7:07 pm

    A bigoted, stupid moron who thinks the Earth is still flat?

    You kinda expect the boltian islamophobia with a dash of steynitis from those types…but confusing fundamental aspects of Christianity with Judaism illustrates that the candidate doesn’t understand much at all outside of her own Pantswetting headspace.

  2. Neil of Sydney permalink
    August 8, 2013 7:07 pm

    We need more stupid people in Parliament.

    The intelligent ones are not doing a good job.

  3. public toilet permalink
    August 8, 2013 7:08 pm

    Are stand-up criminals dumber than garden variety crooks?

  4. public toilet permalink
    August 8, 2013 7:09 pm

    Careful what you wish for, Neil.

  5. August 8, 2013 7:14 pm

    Go Queensland!

  6. August 8, 2013 7:44 pm

    Peter Beattie was just on with Sales and ate a large helping of humble-pie, try as she might, Beattie handled her.

  7. August 8, 2013 9:46 pm

    ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ Of all the prizes up for grabs at this election, the demise of the Murdoch empire via the NBN is the most glittering of them all.
    Two birds with one stone.

    Throw in the end of Abbott,(Go!) and you’ve won the trifecta.’ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘
    http://pbxmastragics.com/2013/08/07/the-nbn-its-a-no-brainer/
    +
    Excellent.

    Walrus, this is how an opinion item `should` be written, include the facts, nice pics and SELL the story.

  8. That Arsehole Walrus permalink
    August 8, 2013 10:01 pm

    10,000 people lost their job last month and we are all talking about Beattie and One Nation.

    Unfucking Believable!

  9. That Arsehole Walrus permalink
    August 8, 2013 10:07 pm

    At this rate Abbott should put a call out to Wayne Bennett. Pat Rafter. Kieran Perkins, and Alan Border.

    And to catch all the really fucking stupid Young Queenslanders ………Bernard Tomic perhaps.

    Abbott’s a show in

  10. That Arsehole Walrus permalink
    August 8, 2013 10:08 pm

    “Shoe in”

  11. That Arsehole Walrus permalink
    August 8, 2013 11:14 pm

    The new Buzz word on the economics front is “Forward Guidance”

    “Tapering of QE” is yesterday’s word.

    Makes perfect sense of course.

    Get ready to hear bout it ad finitum

  12. That Arsehole Walrus permalink
    August 8, 2013 11:16 pm

    “Tapering of QE” is yesterday’s word.

    I meant plural words IPA

  13. August 9, 2013 12:30 am

    “At this rate Abbott should put a call out to Wayne Bennett. Pat Rafter. Kieran Perkins, and Alan Border.”

    I didn’t think it was possible for me to shun him more…but that list of plastic ocker cretins joining him would sure do it! 😆

    You only missed Warne & Our Lleyton!

  14. August 9, 2013 12:33 am

    “And to catch all the really fucking stupid Young Queenslanders ………Bernard Tomic perhaps.”

    Go Abbott!

    Welcome Our Bernard & unban his Dad! It’s the Australian Way!

    You are destined to become Australia’s Biggest Cricket Fan on September 7 !

    Go Abbott !!!

  15. August 9, 2013 12:36 am

    I learned something useful today about where & when it is appropriate to utilise comma’s around names!

    I will remember it too (I’m serious).

    Go, Tony!

  16. August 9, 2013 12:47 am

    I actually find the typings of familiar commenters here to be pretty good gramatically, and easily digestible.

    If you want your eyes to burn from the illiteracy, check out a comments thread on a leading story on a News.com article open to the general population. That’s without even trying to make sense out of the derivative crap they’re spouting.
    Football related articles attract some real pearlers.

    The stupid, doth it flameth with muchly more a vigour withart thine hoi polloi. Verily, it doth!

  17. egg permalink
    August 9, 2013 7:33 am

    ‘Get ready to hear bout it ad finitum’

    Before IPA jumps in ….ad infinitum.

  18. August 9, 2013 8:48 am

    Liberal candidate John Nguyen fled Vietnam as a refugee and now wants to stop the boats. http://ow.ly/nLoTN

    Hypocrisy much?

  19. Splatterbottom permalink
    August 9, 2013 9:34 am

    To be fair, John’s point is that his chances of getting in these days would be much diminished as places for people accepted from UNHCR refugee camps (as he was) are being usurped by people flying into Indonesia and jumping on a boat.

  20. Evil Walrus permalink
    August 9, 2013 9:35 am

    “If you want your eyes to burn from the illiteracy, check out a comments thread on a leading story on a News.com article open to the general population.”

    The Courier Mail is the best for obvious reasons

  21. Evil Walrus permalink
    August 9, 2013 9:38 am

    “You only missed Warne & Our Lleyton!”

    I was only trying to do QUEENLANDERS !

    Warnie’s a Victorian lad. Not sure about Lleyton.

    I’ve got a feeling he’s from SA.

    Just trying to think of an IR subject to get you frothing today …………….LOL

    Hehehehehehehehehehehehe…………….

  22. Evil Walrus permalink
    August 9, 2013 9:50 am

    “………this is how an opinion item `should` be written, include the facts, nice pics and SELL the story…………”

    That article is hilarious 730.

    So you reckon people watching professionally produced documentaries, sprots, comedies etc etc etc etc are going to abandon those because they’ll much rather watch someone’s home movies produced on their desktop at home and their various scribblings about cook books or how their mum met their father.

    So that will be “tomorrows” content ?

    I’m sure that’ll grab the viewing population’s attention…………….LOL

    You are kidding aren’t you………………….?

    You really are off with the fairies

  23. Splatterbottom permalink
    August 9, 2013 10:03 am

    Look at the success of abjectly atrocious reality shows!

  24. August 9, 2013 10:22 am

    BREAKING NEWS: Kim Williams has resigned as CEO of News Corp Australia

  25. August 9, 2013 10:24 am

    UPDATE: Rumours that I’ve been offered the job are without foundation (Just in case you were wondering)…

  26. August 9, 2013 10:32 am
  27. Evil Walrus permalink
    August 9, 2013 10:35 am

    “Kim Williams has resigned as CEO of News Corp Australia”

    I read some weeks ago of a rumour that he was about to resign.

  28. August 10, 2013 11:16 pm

    Hanson has boned Banister.
    Yay stop teh boats. Go Muppets!

  29. August 10, 2013 11:25 pm

    accountant_ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ” going to abandon those because they’ll much rather ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ” ‘
    use facebook, youtube and troll blogs as they `already-do`

    ****each month youtube has uploaded to it, the equivalent of a years worth of content, if it was shown on a TV network, (quite an old measure too)

Go on say something, you'll feel better...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: