Apparently anti-Islamaphobia advocate Mariam Veiszadeh thinks Australia hates Muslims and labels us as ‘bigots’ and ‘Islamaphobes’ just because a whopping 74% of respondents on her Twitter poll support banning Muslim immigration in Australia.
The funny thing is that she was very irate about Essential Research’s poll which showed that nearly 50% of Australians agreed with Pauline Hanson that Muslim immigration should be banned and so decided to conduct her own which, in her view, turned up a very disconcerting result.
Stuff this. I’m doing my own poll.
“Would you support or oppose a ban on Muslim immigration to Australia?”
— Mariam Veiszadeh (@MariamVeiszadeh) September 22, 2016
The self-described ‘recovering’ lawyer who ‘tracks Islamaphobic incidents’ stated she was on the bus when she read the poll result.
“I just felt sick in the gut,” she said. Sorrow set in. Paranoia worsened.
“Every 2nd person sitting on the bus I was on this morning would ban people like me from coming here,” Ms Veiszadeh, a diversity advocate, wrote on Twitter soon after.
Really she has to only blame herself and the ‘progressive’ left for this ‘shocking’ result which according to her and other clueless leftist activists is a confirmation of their slur that half the population are bigots and Islamophobes.
It doesn’t help their cause when they deny the obvious issues of floods of boat people that the government can’t even take care of, the very real threat of Islamic terrorism and the failure of radical Muslims to integrate into Australian culture.
As Daily Telegraph columnist Miranda Devine rightly said: “nothing in the poll results indicates “hate”, or any ill will towards the many fine Australian Muslims who flourish here.”
Devine goes on to say: “What it does express is a distrust of a political class, which pretended that the Lindt Café siege was a mere “brush” with terrorism that had nothing to do with Islam. Or that the attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando by a fanatical follower of Islamic State was just about homophobia and guns. Or that the terrorist murder of Curtis Cheng in Parramatta had nothing to do with Islam. Or that pressure cooker bombs in New York last week were not terrorism — until a radicalised Muslim was arrested. Surprise, surprise.”
Sure there are some people out there who actually hate Muslims, which is definitely not right, but I think the great majority of Aussies are genuinely fearful and concerned about the alarming rise of radical Islam in Australia. These concerns are not unfounded and every responsible citizen has the right to question the motives of those coming into the country he/she loves. Every citizen has the right to question our national security.
Why should those who hold these views be demonised for having well founded concerns? Why do the left pretend that it’s all Pauline Hanson’s fault? Clearly all this does is exacerbate the issue further and drives more concerned people to the anti-immigration side of the debate.
Really the question is not whether we should be bringing Muslim immigrants in, but rather are we supporting our own homeless, vulnerable and military combat veterans first? The answer is no. We are failing our own homeless people, the vulnerable and military combat veterans. Since we are not doing that, then Muslim immigration should not even be in the picture, period! We’re currently spending $5.03 billion dollars on foreign aid – that’s 0.32% of our gross national income which could go to providing better support and mental health rehab programs for combat veterans suffering from severe PTSD. Charity begins in our own country first and we’re doing a terrible job of it.
Why is it that we neglect our own and instead finance other countries using borrowed money whilst our national deficit is over $400 billion (as of 22 Jan)? If we cannot even support and sustain our own country without constantly borrowing money from China, then I believe we have very serious problems that we need to address without the rest of this political madness that only makes the problem worse.