Tasmanian independent senator Jacqui Lambie involved in a clash with a Muslim leader Yassmin Abdel-Magied on ABC’s Q&A show over a discussion on Sharia law. The Aussie leader said on the show that Sharia Law followers in Australia should be deported. The statement gave rise to a heated debate between the two leaders on the program.
A man in an audience put a question to the panel during the show after which the two leaders kicked off an argument. He said that the migration of people from different continents was introducing various cultures and experiences in the nation. “This mixture of people, some of them oppressed for a long time has put the meaning of democracy in question,” he said. “Is it not the time for democratic leaders of the world to identify and define the rules, so migration doesn’t disturb the peace and harmony of the community?”
To the question, Jacqui Lambie said she favored US President Donald Trump’s travel ban along with praising his efforts of handling Muslim migration efficiently. She said that Australia must follow the same policy and deport all Sharia Law followers from the nation. Lambie has remained a critic of Muslim culture since the beginning.
Last week, Lambie also called for lifting the ban of burqa from public places. The renewal of her bid comes following the introduction of a new bill, according to which, full face coverings in airports and other Commonwealth jurisdictions will not be allowed. The Tasmanian senator was accompanied by a social advocate Yassmin Abdel-Magied on ABC’s Q&A show. The Sudanese-born social activist remained quiet for a long time but then asked her fellow panelist if she knew anything about Sharia Law.
Jacqui Lambie Explains Sharia Law After the Show
Though the Aussie leader could not say much about the law on the show, she uploaded a YouTube video later, News.com.au reported. In the video, seen below, she used Abdel-Magied’s description of the law, which she gave on the ABC’s program. The Muslim leader said the Sharia Law was as simple as “me praying five times a day.”
“Highlighting and accepting the good bits of Sharia law, like praying five times a day, while at the same time ignoring the death penalty for women who have sex outside marriage is like saying, ‘I only want to be a little bit pregnant’,” Jacqui Lambie replied via the video on Tuesday.
Jacqui Lambie also had a message for Sharia law supporters. She said the if one accept the law, he chooses “a divided loyalty”. They are loyal to some of the religious leaders in the Middle East and their preaching but they do not value Australian constitution and its system. Lambie called it an “anti-democratic cancer.”