Pauline Hanson: Kiwis yes, Muslims no

  • 01/07/2016
Pauline Hanson: Kiwis yes, Muslims no

Australian politician Pauline Hanson left the hosts of The Friday Story visibly shocked with her comments on Muslim immigration on Friday night.

"I don't want Australia to be taken over by Islam and have too many of Muslims in the country, and that's not just my views, it's the views of many Australians," says Ms Hanson.

"They're actually protesting on the streets, do not want more mosques, do not want Muslim schools, do not want the burqa, do not want halal certification."

Ms Hanson said she had no problem with other religions, but believed Islam was not compatible with Australian culture.

"Now with Islam we see terrorism, we see murders, we see problems on our streets.

"I'm calling for a royal commission into Islam to determine if it really truly is a religion or is it a political ideology trying to undermine our democracy."

Hanson gained notoriety in the 1990s with her party One Nation's views on Asian immigration. But unlike other Australian politicians, she thinks it should be easier for Kiwis to get Australian citizenship.

But she says there needs to be measures to make sure foreigners don't go to New Zealand to get Australian citizenship.

"Why I've made it 10 years that you must live in New Zealand [before you're able to apply for Australian citizenship] is that a lot of people were coming via New Zealand  becoming New Zealanders and then coming across to Australia.

"I'm trying to look at it fair on both sides."