Far right Australian Senator Pauline Hanson has been criticized for her ‘burqa stunt.’
One Nation leader Pauline attended the Parliament wearing an Islamic garment ‘burqa’ that covers the whole body including the face.
She attended the session wearing burqa creating an uncomfortable environment in the parliament.
Pauline is widely known for her anti-Muslim immigration stance.
Senator Pauline has long been campaigning against burqa. She publicly condemned burqa and said that others have rights to see the face.
Hanson posted on her Facebook page, “I have long believed that full face coverings, such as the burqa, were oppressive, presented barriers to assimilation, disadvantaged women from finding employment, were causing issues inside our justice system, presented a clear security threat and has no place in modern Western society.”
After dramatically putting off the veil, Hanson said, “I’m quite happy to remove this because it’s not what should belong in this parliament.”
Demanding a ban on Burqa, she asked Attorney General George Brandis,”in light of what is happening with national security… will you work with the…will you work to ban the burqa?”
In response to her query, Attorney General sounded very emotional.
Advising her to be very careful of offending religious faith, Attorney General George Brandis said, “we have around half a million Australians in this country of the Islamic faith.”
He cautioned her of ridiculing “that community, to drive it into a corner, to mock its religious garments is an appalling thing to do.”
He said, “Senator Hanson, no, we will not be banning the burqa… I’m not going to pretend to ignore the stunt that you have tried to pull today by arriving in the chamber dressed in a burqa, when we all know you are not an adherent of the Islamic faith.”
Mr. Brandis received overwhelming applaud after finishing his speech.