Forty-nine per cent of Australians support a ban on Muslim immigration, survey finds

A NEW survey has found almost half of Australians support a ban on Muslim immigration.

The Essential poll asked more than 1000 respondents whether they would support or oppose Pauline Hanson’s proposed ban on Muslim immigration.

Sixty per cent of Liberal voters, 40 per cent of Labor voters and 34 per cent of Greens voters said they would support the ban.

More than 40 per cent of people who favoured this ban said it was an “integration” issue, saying they fear Muslims “do not integrate into Australian society”.

The second-highest reason was “Terrorist threat”, at 27 per cent.

The race discrimination commissioner, Tim Soutphommasane, is expected to address community division at a forum at the Australian National University today.

According to speech notes obtained by The Guardian Australia, Soutphommasane will say: “Some would say that just as the Irish, Italians, Greeks and Asians copped ugliness, so too will Muslims. That immigrants must show grit and forbearance, become part of the mainstream, and then be free to have a go at the next lot who arrive.

“While we may never eradicate racism and bigotry, it isn’t good enough to say its targets must grin and bear it, or that there’s nothing we can do. Doing so amounts to normalising racism, to suggesting that it should be tolerated.”

This morning, Labor’s Tim Watts addressed the poll on Twitter, saying Pauline Hanson’s “xenophobia” could hinder Australia’s relationship with its largest Muslim-majority neighbour, Indonesia.

Source: http://www.news.com.au/national/politics/fortynine-per-cent-of-australians-support-a-ban-on-muslim-immigration-survey-finds/news-story/eebc8b0115811eef638b918eb8e862e0

5 thoughts on “Forty-nine per cent of Australians support a ban on Muslim immigration, survey finds

  1. FORTY – NINE PERCENT
    OF AUSTRALIANS
    SUPPORT A BAN
    ON MUSLIM IMMIGRATION

    ACCORDING TO A SURVEY ………….. OKAY .. who’s survey ?
    Not the Australian Bureau of Statistics .. again !

    ESSENTIAL REPORT produced by Essential Media Communications with Peter Lewis & Jackie Woods produces Essential Visions, a multimedia hub which …

    QUESTION: are we talking about “THE MAIN STREAM MEDIA CONGLOMERATES here ?
    The Murdoch types that feed us cow dung ?

    1. We can’t condemn them .. them being .. MAIN STREAM .. when they say what we don’t like.
      AND
      Love them when they express our discontent & discrimination for a thing.
      THIS IS .. EXACTLY .. HOW THEY USE .. AND .. ABUSE US .. NES’T PAS .. right.
      We have woken up to that fact or are we still stupid.

      1. manipulation is their expertise

        that is how they get away with murder

        isn’t it ?

        look around & see how polluted the planet is & that human beings .. the same species as you & me .. are forced / left to live is the worst kind of poverty .. & die of hunger & thirst while we use clean water to flush the toilet.
        THIS WILL BE US TOO .. SOONER THAN WE THINK .. or is the One World order just a load of rubbish fabricated by skanks / anarchists / dole bludgers who don’t want to work.

        there is no valid reason for this except SLOTH & GREED .. & we are okay with this ?
        why of course we are dear .. fed on cow dung we are .. yum, yum, yum .. it does things to you .. you know.

  2. I am pleased that Pauline Hanson is in Parliament.
    I also believe that MS. Hanson has a right to speak her mind.

    But we must not forget that MS. Hanson was created by the Liberal / Coalition Party .. which make this an interesting walk along the garden path .. oh to be led thus .. & by Our Malcolm no less .. oh, oh, oh.

  3. a treadmill is resistance walking
    did you know this ?
    I have wanted a treadmill for years now
    I could not justify buying one because / when I can walk down the street
    some time ago .. at Heart West .. the cardiologist put me on a treadmill
    I realised immediately that this was not like / the same as walking down the street
    this was exhilarating .. different
    why / how ?
    I realised this was resistance walking
    I cannot stand without support of a walking stick & sometimes 2 walking sticks
    I also need to walk & in a controlled environment lest I fall
    I wonder what to buy myself for Xmas .. in a few months time .. yes folks the silly season is just around the corner .. time to pass the hat around & buy yourself something nice

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