How did we ever become a First World Arcadia without her?

Who would’ve thought that a young woman born in Afghanistan and a daughter of a refugee would be standing in this chamber today. One hundred years ago, let alone 10 years ago, would this parliament have been this accepting? 100 years ago, let alone 10 years ago, would this parliament accept a woman choosing a hijab to be elected? I think it’s unfortunate that I can’t claim to be the first person who has worn Muslim attire inside those same chambers.”

With a snarky drive-by about Pauline Hanson, new Labor senator for WA Fatima Payman continues the trend of escapees from recidivist hellholes lobbing in Australia one day and entering Parliament to lecture the locals on how to build a successful nation the next. The 27 year-old says her top priorities are ‘climate change,’ free TAFE and to “normalise hijab wearing.” That will cost you $217,060 per annum. On this feast day eve of St Mary of the Cross, I point out to Canberra’s latest Mohammedan grievance princess that hundreds of thousands of Australians put their solemn trust in veiled women a century ago.
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27 Responses to How did we ever become a First World Arcadia without her?

  1. jupes says:

    She’s lucky her husband doesn’t put her in a burqa.

  2. NoFixedAddress says:

    How fortunate is WA?

  3. Old Lefty says:

    Indeed. I was more literate and numerate after primary school with the sisters of St Joseph than some of the ‘university’ graduates I come across today.

    That said, they have lost their way since the silly sixties. It’s the orders that haven’t abandoned the habit and the common life that are still getting recruits.

  4. Lee says:

    With a drive-by sook about Pauline Hanson, newly elected Labor senator for WA Fatima Payman continues the trend of escapees from shithole countries lobbing in Australia one day and entering Parliament to lecture the locals on how to build a successful nation the next.

    Yassmin Abdel-Magied and Mehreen Faruqi?
    The former pissed off back overseas after managing to insult many Australians (living and dead), while the latter, unfortunately, is still here continuing to do so.
    What really gets me is how these blow-ins from “shithole countries” never have a negative or nasty to thing to say about where they came from or their religion, but feel entitled to chide and slag off the country which took them in.

  5. Cassie of Sydney says:

    The reason ” Fatima Payman” is in the senate is because of yet another eff up by Scumbag Morrison and the stupid effing Liberals. Once again, the stupid effing Liberals, under directions from the geniuses in head office, and presumably Scumbag himself because I now reckon that a lot of the captain’s pick crap and the stuff ups over the last three years emanated from Captain Scumbag himself, that in their desperation to be liked by their ideological enemies as well as to appease people who’ll never vote Liberal in a heartbeat, these geniuses decided to preference other parties over One Nation…so what happened? Both the Liberals and One Nation in WA missed out on a senate spot and Labor nabbed it. Such geniuses. When will the Liberals learn? Oh I know….NEVER.

    Here in Wentworth the Liberals preferenced One Nation last, behind the Greens and Spender. You couldn’t make this up.

    As for Ms Payman’s quaint statement that she wants to “normalise hijab wearing”, translation is required, Payman wants to proselytise “hijab wearing’. Hmm, I wonder what other Muslim beliefs and practices Ms Payman wants to “normalise”……polygamy, FGM, slavery, Jew hatred? Perhaps someone should ask her….but I won’t hold my breath.

    Australia 2022. It ain’t pretty.

  6. Buccaneer says:

    Morrison was a sock puppet, Alex Hawke was the ventriloquist

  7. C.L. says:

    I know the Liberals won’t trademark SFL but it is what an increasing number of people call them.

    NSW is particularly amusing at the moment. In a Guardian piece on the Premier’s Barilaro travails last week, the headline referred to how things had all gone wrong for “hard man Pettottet.” Now, I put it to you that if Dominic Perrottet is a Liberal hard man, the party must be as soft as the margarine you accidentally left in the boot a week ago after shopping. Premier Kean is inevitable, we all know that.

  8. Cassie of Sydney says:

    I should also add that I don’t want to live in any country or society where hijab wearing is normalised. Why? Because such normalisation is “dhimmitude”. Just ask Middle Eastern Christians, Jews, Yazidis and Zoroastrians.

  9. Tel says:

    100 years ago, ladies with long hair, wearing a scarf over the hair was perfectly normal … it’s a very old European tradition, but still turns up today.

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/f9/18/4b/f9184b9dc372ab230b6f6fb3897d11bd.jpg

    In Western Sydney you see women covering their hair quite often, in various ways … some of them leaning towards Islamic style. It’s not a big deal.

    It sort of crosses the line when they fully hide their face though, and that was of course the point Pauline Hanson was making … if you hide your face most security guards would be suspicious for good reason, but Pauline was able to go wherever she wanted, in our seat of government, and no one had the slightest idea it was her. You don’t need to be a PhD in ethnic studies to know that hiding your face from the other party is a sign of aloofness and unwillingness to be friends. That’s one of the reasons people complained about mask mandates.

  10. Not Trampis says:

    snarky ? a well justified criticism.
    You cannot enter a bank if you hide your face.
    Aloofness and unwilling to be friends. No. They do talk if you engage with them.
    you can easily talk in a mask and it doesn’t hide your face.

  11. Buccaneer says:

    You can’t talk to someone that is not allowed in public. Many muslim women are not, and when hubby is too busy to drop the kids to football training and they drop the kids, they keep their distance. This is a recurring theme.

  12. Boambee John says:

    Non Mentis

    snarky ? a well justified criticism.
    You cannot enter a bank if you hide your face.

    Did you hide in your basement during the whole Kung Flu thing? Masks in banks were not controversial then.

  13. Adelagado says:

    She’s got her ‘let alones’ backwards. It’s a small thing perhaps, but it always bugs me.

  14. C.L. says:

    Yes, I originally added sic after both instances. I gave her the benefit of the doubt because, conceivably, she could have been arguing ten years ago was more difficult for Muslims – grievance-wise – than 100 years ago.

  15. Buccaneer says:

    Here is an interesting article that kind of helps explain the way leaders like Abbott and Perrottet go a bit soft, it’s hard to row against a continuous tide of gaslighting. No excuses though, we want our leaders to follow through.

    I do feel for Perrottet though, saddled with a genius like Barilaro who sued for defamation but was teeing himself up for a cushy taspayer funded gig behind the scenes. Makes it hard to push back when your own side keeps kicking goals for the other team.

  16. Not Trampis says:

    hey dropout. a mask does not hide your face. It is easily determinable on CCTV.

    Wearing a burqa is like wearing a motor cycle helmet. not allowed.

  17. Boambee John says:

    Hey pre-school failure, a mask does cover to major identifying features. Add sunnies and a cap, well covered.

    Idiot. Dating something many times does not make it true.

  18. Boambee John says:

    Idiot. Stating …

  19. Not Trampis says:

    duh you cannot do that.

    no wonder you are primary school drop out.

    hint,

    if you cannot be seen by CCTV you cannot go in.

    Why are deplorables so ignorant and soo stupid

  20. Boambee John says:

    Non Mentis

    So “a mask does not hide your face”, despite covering around half of it, but glasses (often with photosensitive lenses that do not clear instantaneously), and cover another key identifying feature, must be OK, because I wear mine into the bank all the time, and the defining prohibition is the cap?

    No wonder you were thrown out of pre-school. Do you have an NDIS minder to remind you to breathe regularly?

    Why are so-called “progressives” such Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo Whiskey India Tangoes?

  21. Lee says:

    As for Ms Payman’s quaint statement that she wants to “normalise hijab wearing”, translation is required, Payman wants to proselytise “hijab wearing’.

    If she feels that way, she can go back to Afghanistan as far as I am concerned, and good riddance!
    But she won’t because she is a hypocrite.

  22. Passing By says:

    There are quite a lot of muslims in Australia. So it’s quite likely that hijab is normalised. Seems a bit like saying elderly Greek ladies shouldn’t wear headscarf?

  23. A reader says:

    How can a 27 year old have sufficient life experience to be a senator? I’m in my 30s, have worked full time for more than 15 years and I don’t have sufficient experience.

  24. False Equivalence says:

    It is a great pity that religion has become common in political discussion. We have had a diverse experience off immigrants going back to European settlement and now, after centuries, we get this sort of “debate”. The only debate in Parliament should be about freedoms, including religious ones.

  25. Tel says:

    … a mask does not hide your face …

    You can tell that to the people who have done many studies demonstrating early learning difficulties in children caused by mask mandates and lack of visibility of the human face. This would of course require that you did some reading, a bit of thinking, perhaps put together an argument … yeah, yeah, I get it … why start now huh?

  26. Entropy says:

    One of my plans for when I am dictator, is that parliament will have term limits and no backbencher gets more than the average wage. So they feel the impact of their decisions, and politics is no longer a career.

    Anyway, the other thing is that no one can be a senator before official retirement, and one term only.

  27. Shy Ted says:

    I’m so old I remember when the priorities were to represent your electorate.

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