What happened to sticks and stones can break my bones but words will never hurt me?



Yet another Race Discrimination Commissioner is standing up for followers of a religion, this time in Australia. Maybe we should rename the Aussie and Kiwi versions as the Religion Discrimination Commissioner and Religion Relations Commissioner respectively?

A lawyer and Muslim advocate has been targeted with racist abuse on Facebook after she posted a status questioning the xenophobic policies of Pauline Hanson and her political party.

Mariam Veiszadeh posted a list of election policies held by One Nation and questioned whether Islamophobia would become embedded in Australia given Ms Hanson’s controversial political party views.

Ms Veiszadeh’s Facebook page was very quickly flooded with harsh and racist comments from some of Ms Hanson’s supporters after she won a Queensland senate seat in the election.

‘Having Pauline Hanson in the Senate means that whoever forms a majority government will have to negotiate with her and her fellow One Nation Senator to buy their support to get legislation through the Senate,’ Ms Veiszadeh wrote.

‘She will have 2 votes in the Senate which is a powerful position to be in. In return for her support she will no doubt make demands.’

Ms Veiszadeh continued to say that ‘hate, vitriol, xenophobia and normalised Islamophobia’ would become embedded in society if Ms Hanson continued to spread her views.

‘Honestly, being a Muslim in every corner of the world means that you’re hated and vilified (at varying degrees) by a growing vocal minority,’ she wrote.
‘Whether it’s being slaughtered at the hands of ISIS or indirectly via Western forces (collateral damage) in the East or vilified and abused at the hands of neo-nazi far right political groups in the West – there’s no escaping it.’

Some of the policies Ms Hanson and her One Nation party want to introduce include calling for a royal commission to determine is Islam is a religion or political ideology and ban halal certification and the burqa in public places. 

Ms Veiszadeh, who is a Muslim, has been copping a barrage of abuse on her Facebook page since she first posted about it on Sunday morning.

Have a look at the evidence of abuse provided by the media and consider whether or not it deserves the description. Do they sound like people incited to do violence?

‘People all around the world are sick of having to change our ways & our culture to suit Islam….. You have had your time dealing with weak politicians but it is coming to an end…. The people have spoken & have woken up to what’s going on!’ Jeremy Reading wrote.

A person going by the name Bruce Jenner wrote: ‘Too bad you leftist oppressed fool!, we have had a gutfull of halal certification extortion tax and we want the disgusting burqa banned too, Oh and Pauline Hanson is going to block the asylum seekers from coming here too……we are loving this! (sic)’.




A comment on the media article said:

The very first line of this article says that Mariam Veiszadeh is a “Lawyer and Muslim advocate.” An advocate is a person who publicly supports or recommends a particular cause or policy. Why is it that she is called a Muslim Advocate for championing her cause, Islam. Then on the other hand, Pauline Hanson is called a bigot, racist, xenophobe, Islamophobe for championing her own cause, the Australian way of life and culture! We have two people advocating what they believe in but the white Australian is branded unfairly, while the other is a Champion of her cause! Can any of you left leaning people explain that to me?


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  • KatB

    Nothing there I would describe as a barrage of abuse, nobody attacking her personally, just telling her what they want Aussie to be like again. As for her description of what’s happening to Muslims around the world, well you could replace Muslims with Westerners and it would be true too, ISIS are slaughtering us too and we’re being vilified for speaking up and wanting to protect our rights. Maybe if she sought refuge in a Muslim country, she could avoid the far right Neo Nazis.

  • lyall

    And who is addressing the phobias Muslims in Muslim countries have with other religions, Muslims in Australia are not being slaughtered and sold into sex slavery like some Christians and they are not being stabbed in the streets daily like the Jews in Israel. If Muslims want to talk about people being accepting of them and their way of life they dont have to look too far from their own strongholds to see they easily dish out as much phobia and intolerance as they recieve!

  • cows4me

    I’m with those posting the comments. People like Mariam have had it to good for to long and have played weak politicians full of white liberal guilt as gullible fools. Australia is a multicultural society but the one culture that constantly calls for others to bend to their laws and customs are the Muslims despite claiming they simply want to live in peace. Their actions betray them time after time, it’s not acceptance they crave it’s dominance they want. And when this wish for dominance is questioned they roll out the Liberals own weapon against those challenging them, political correctness. You’re racist, you’re using hate speech, it’s our human rights etc, the fact is people are finally waking up to the liberal nonsense and the real motives coming from the so called religion of peace. More power to Pauline.

  • Raibert

    More people like Pauline Hanson are needed to balance out the constant whining from the Muslim apologists. Eventually we may then get some balance in the reporting and handling of issues relating to religious intolerance.

  • Peter

    We need more cultural advocates like Pauline Hanson, who tell it for what it is.
    I glad she got elected to provide some balance.

    • Ruahine

      I really like that term ‘Cultural Advocate’. That is how she and others of her ilk should champion themselves. The labeling of people or organisations by the MSM using their libelous terms is often quite despicable.

    • Tiger

      Unfortunately the medium by which PH message get out are all on the muslim “advocates” side, namely MSM, HRC (Devoids and the like), chardonnay socialists, academics….and the message will be skewed.

  • Shalice

    The aggressive terrorists further their cause and conquer territories while moderate “champions” like this woman play the victim to cover for them and get the apologists going. Sorry, but not everyone buys that these days, love.

  • Eiselmann

    There’s a lot of micro aggression in those comments and this poor woman will be looking for a safe space where she can support gentle Islamic attitudes like stoning for adultery, death for apostasy and whipping for getting raped.

    No wonder she was triggered by all those Australians who prefer to keep their way of life ,rather than embrace ‘peaceful’ Islam and its ‘loving far reaching’ philosophy of convert or die

  • Observer

    Remember that so called ‘hate speech’ laws originated in the Soviet Union. The idea being to dispossess the majority and shut down dissent. It’s been successfully exported to the West to subvert normal opposition to displacement.

  • Tiger

    Well all that is needed now is to start calling these muslim “advocates” racists, bigots, misogynists and so on, because as the words are defined muslim ideology is exactly that. Of course they will just shill “racist” back and then no logic prevails.
    Winston Churchill, 1899. “Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it.
    No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.”

  • NahYeah

    So she is attempting to blame Australians for the fact that muslims kill muslims in other parts of the world?

  • Mine it,Drill it,Sell it.

    John Howard has just passed on his advice to PM Turnbull this afternoon stating that in the 90’s the more people bagged P Hanson the more popular she became so Susan Devoid Aussie cousin will only be throwing petrol on the fire.

  • Dave

    Im going against the grain here, and I have to live in Aussie and put up with all of this stuff daily. Pauline is an extremist, her thoughts may resonate with the feral and more aggressive out there, I even support her stance on some things, but NOT the way she goes about them, and DEFINITELY not the hatred she generates towards others.

    Mariam Veiszadeh is actually a really nice person, she has condemed muslim terrorists, but defended the right of muslim woman to wear a burqa, in those terms, she is correct, its not illegal to wear a burqa in Australia – yet.

    I have lived very close to the Bankstown and Lakemba Muslim areas in Sydney, I have managed approx. 120 business’s mostly run by Muslims, and whilst most had different values, I can’t say any of them were bad people at all.

    I suport winding back any immigration for those who do not assimilate well, this would affect many, including many from some Asian countries, African countries, and some from Muslim countries. But lets not whip up such community outrage and sentiment, that some redneck does something stupid, and commutes a crime we would associate with the muslim extremists. The way to go about this is to do it effectively, and with sound policy and change. Not a Pauline Hanson Lynch mob marching to the local Mosque dressed in white sheets. And the is the problem for Hanson, her personal style and brand whips up anger in the mob, that is not effective, its actually destructive, and the more mainstream liberal and labor parties will be unlikely to want anything to do with her, meaning what COULD have been a good message, is completely lost.

    • Observer

      It probably helps that Australia has a skill-selection basis for its immigration. The US also has relatively fewer problems compared to Scandanavian and European countries that have huge problems assimilating its unskilled migrants from very different cultures. Anthropologist Peter Frost writes:

      “In France, between 60 and 70% of prison inmates are Muslims, mostly from North or West Africa, although they make up only 12% of the total population (Moore, 2008). In Spain, they account for 70% of prison inmates but only 2.3% of the total population (WikiIslam, 2013). In Belgium, they make up 45% of prison inmates (Sudinfo.be, 2013). In all three cases, “Muslim” is a rough proxy for “people from clan-based societies that have been weakly pacified by a higher authority. This proxy has the disadvantage of excluding some groups that shouldn’t be excluded (Christians and animists from parts of Africa). It also applies more to some Muslim groups (e.g., Somalis, Afghans) than to others (e.g., Egyptians).”


  • one for the road

    She wont last long in Aussie, they love to dump on people like that, and if she gets to excitable then they can always find a way of classifying her as ‘undesirable’ or of ‘unsavioury’ character..

  • Duchess of Pork

    The Race Discrimination Commissioner’s cautionary warning that Pauline Hansen’s comments could lead to violence may unfortunately prove to be correct but not in the sense she is predicting. In time to come Ms Hansen will probably need 24/7 protection from violent extremists just as Salmon Rushdie, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, Geert Wilders and numerous others around the world do. But the extremists won’t be Asians and the incitements to violence will not come from temples and shrines.

  • taurangaruru

    Hanson is democratically elected, there to represent the views of those who voted for her & there do do her best to have her party’s policies enacted. Why is it that democracy is attacked when a sector of society doesn’t like what it produces?

    • MyKillS

      A la Brexit.

  • sandalwood789

    Oh, “waaah waaaah waaaaah” go the Muslims. Cry me a river.

    It is *about time* that someone like Hanson got into power. Someone who will “tell it how it is” when it comes to Islam.

    It is Muslims who perfected murder on an *industrial* scale. Anyone who knows about Timur (Timurlane) will know this.

    I find it rich indeed and the height of hypocrisy for Muslims to play the “victim card” when their ideology is responsible for the killing of about 270 million people in the last 1400 years.