(Memo to Bernie “I’m With Stupid” Farber)
Muslims here are more than twice as likely as the rest of us to be without work.
Their children are twice as likely to be jobless, and three times more likely to be poor.
Their imprisonment rates are higher, and all 20 of the people we’ve jailed on terrorism-related offences are Muslim.
ACT Liberal Senator Gary Humphries says he tabled a petition in Federal Parliament questioning Muslim immigration because of his belief in the right to free speech.
The petition, signed by three people in Sydney, calls for a moratorium on Muslim immigration.
It seeks a review of immigration policy be undertaken to ensure priority is given to Christians.
Senator Humphries says he disagrees with the petition and will meet local Muslims to allay their concerns.
“Many Muslims are my friends and I hope they’ll remain my friends,” he said.
“But I hope that they’ll also understand that as a member of the Federal Parliament I have an obligation to fulfil or place before the Parliament points of view of citizens if they’re on matters that affect the powers and the role of the Federal Parliament,” he said.