Controversial Australian politician and the leader of One Nation, Pauline Hanson, is under fire for launching a Facebook campaign warning about the dangers of Islam, Sharia law, halal certification and Muslim refugees.
In an interview with 9News Hanson said Muslims are “incompatible, their beliefs, their cultures, their laws, their way of life is incompatible with the Australian way of life.”
She called on Muslim leaders to denounce sections of the Quran “where it teaches to kill those and slay the pagans who are non-believers.”
Islamic “terrorism is mostly caused through their beliefs and that’s been spread and taught.”
She rejected the idea Islamic radicalization is spread primarily by the internet.
The interview follows the fatal shooting of a police accountant by a Muslim youth in Parramatta, a suburb of Sydney. The teenage killer was shot dead by police.
The Australian government has refused to accept illegal immigrants arriving by boat and has sent hundreds to detention centers on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific island nation of Nauru.
Australia is discussing with the Philippines a possible arrangement to accept the migrants held on Pacific islands.
An earlier deal with Cambodia failed.