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

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

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

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.

 

 

 

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

  1. The emphasis often seems to be on the ‘poor migrants’, who come from nations and areas where chaos and at times war prevails. What of the centuries of hard work by the citizens of Western nations, like Australia, North America and Europe, who have fought for stable, democratic societies.

    Many Muslims, when pressed just a bit, will admit that they think the West is ‘corrupt’ ‘evil’ and that ultimately when their numbers in any nation grow large enough, they would like have Sharia law be the law of the land. There are Pew surveys which show by country and percentage those who, though they may not perform horrific acts of violence toward ‘infidels’ or apostates, they understand it and do not disappove of it.

    There is a reason why chaos reigns in the Middle East, and it goes back centuries. Certainly the foolhardy attempt by the U.S. (my country) to invade Iraq has contributed to these issues but is hardly the sole cause. Much of it results from deep divisions within Islam, Sunni vs Shia etc. Those coming from chaos are likely, over time, to bring those attitudes and behaviors with them into whatever country allows them in.

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