Stephanie Bannister is running for a seat in the Australian Parliament and appears to be so mind-numbingly ignorant that the Huffington Post is calling her the Australian Sarah Palin. But this may outstrip even Palin’s infamous dimwittedness.
“I don’t oppose Islam as a country,” Banister, who is running in the Queensland electoral district of Rankin, said in an interview Wednesday night. “But I do feel that their laws should not be welcome here in Australia.”
“Less than two percent of Australians follow haram,” Banister told Channel 7 reporter Erin Edwards, apparently meaning to say “the Quran” instead of “haram,” a word that means “forbidden” in Arabic.
Banister also wants halal food banned in Australia, Channel 7 reports. But kosher food is apparently fine, she said.
“Jews aren’t under haram,” Banister explained. “They have their own religion, which follows Jesus Christ.” (Jews do not follow the teachings of Jesus.)
Yeah, she has nothing against the country of Islam. In fact, she can see it from her back porch.