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.