Bob Katter has called for a halt to Islamic immigration. From Sky News:
Independent MP Bob Katter has told Sky News that the ‘time has come’ to stop people from the Middle East and North Africa coming to Australia.
‘The time has come now to stop people from those countries coming to Australia – and if that is an extremist position, is it an extremist position for Saudi Arabia and Dubai… they won’t let any of those people in,’ he said.
Long time readers of this site will know that I have previously worked with Bob. And I can tell you that he has changed his tune.
After the violent Muslim riot through the centre of Sydney in 2012, I urged Bob to stand up and oppose Islam.
In fact, he said that he was concerned that by doing so he would lose the votes of the Albanian Islamic community in his electorate. Needless to say, I was not only disappointed at his response, but shocked. If Bob Katter will remain silent to win Islamic votes, one can only imagine how other parties grovel for them.
It was a real pity that he did not show courage then. Australian lives have been lost as a result of the silence and inaction of our political leaders.
And there is courage in Bob’s family. I have never been so proud of any politicians as I was of his son, Robbie Katter, and Shane Knuth and the way they stood up and endured taunts and abuse from the Labor and Liberal parties for opposing same-sex civil unions in Queensland parliament.
They were brave men that day.
And Bob has done the right thing now. I just wish it was earlier. But, one by one, the politicians are going to have to react to Islam or face defeat at the ballot box.
The Australian people will win this battle.