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Pauline Hanson wants to ban the Muslim faith

The Senator said that to solve the problem, we should put a ban on it.

By Kate Wagner
Uh oh, Pauline Hanson has been getting her information from Twitter again.
In a video shared on social media, which features questionable camerawork, the One Nation leader says London’s mayor “has come back and said ‘well terrorist attacks are part and parcel of a big city’”.
Well, he didn’t, and it’s unclear whether Senator Hanson just believes anything a Trump tweets or if she’s using the terrorist attacks for her own divisive agenda.
Terrorist attacks “have never been” common in major cities in the past, said Ms Hanson who has apparently not been informed of the IRA’s existence and actions since the '70s.
Instead of a kind #PrayforLondon, because Hanson finds it a bit of a drag having to “pray for this place, pray for that place”, she’s suggested #Pray4MuslimBan.
“We’re protected, what about you?" she said after coming up with the incredibly practical and feasible solution of banning an entire religion.
"Do you feel protected? Do you feel safe in your country?”
This all comes just days after the government’s multiculturalism report which describes, "underpinning a diverse and harmonious Australia [as] the security of our nation".
After asking members of the Australian parliament to look at her proposition to eradicate 1.6 billion people’s religion “realistically”, Senator Hanson decides we need to “make sure that we do not have this religion, which is really an ideology that is going to eventually cause so much havoc on our streets, not only for ourselves but for future generations”.
A ban that would have done nothing to stop terrorists like Timothy McVeigh or Dylann Roof, who weren't followers of the Muslim faith but white supremacists.
Officials involved in this morning’s Westminster attack are yet to announce the identity, religion or motives of the attacker.