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CAUTION ON VILIFICATION RISK TO DUTTON AND OTHERS – RE SENATOR PAYMAN

CAUTION ON VILIFICATION RISK TO DUTTON AND OTHERS – RE SENATOR PAYMAN

MEDIA STATEMENT

Wednesday, 26 june 2024

vilification risk

The Australian Muslim Advocacy Network (AMAN) has urged politicians and media, particularly Peter Dutton, to avoid promoting anti-Muslim and anti-Palestinian sentiments following Senator Payman’s landmark vote in Parliament.

Senator Payman, supporting Labor Party policy, faced threats of expulsion from her party. She stated, “We cannot believe in a two-state solution and only recognise one.” Her stand has been widely praised online for showing integrity and courage.

AMAN has also cautioned politicians against appearing on Sky News Australia, which has refused to moderate its comment threads despite AMAN’s warnings. The advocacy group stressed that leaders of a multicultural nation like Australia must govern inclusively and that media entities should avoid vilifying people based on race or religion.

The conflation of the Palestinian cause with terrorism is described by AMAN as generalising and demeaning all Palestinians and Muslims, diminishing public empathy for their struggle for dignity and equality.

The Australian Muslim Advocacy Network, known for its legal victories against former Senator Fraser Anning and Platform X, continues to combat racism and Islamophobia in Australia.

 

Background

 

25 June 2024 – Summary of Sky News Australia Facebook unmoderated hate speech:

Senator Fatima Payman

  • is supporting and standing up for terrorists
  • should have never been allowed in the parliament due to being a Muslim
  • is an infiltrating Islamist
  • is a sign that we have imported too much from the third world and are now becoming the third world/ funnel to the third world
  • is loyal to the Taliban/ Taliban in parliament
  • needs her uncle/husband’s permission to leave the house first
  • should be shipped back to Pakistan, should be kicked out, deported
  • cannot represent Australians; she can only represent Australia’s enemy, Islam
  • is awaiting 72 male goats
  • is filth, garbage, traitor

Muslims

  • are different to Christians and Jews in that they prey on children in heinous ways
  • must have their citizenship and visas revoked (adding, “skull drag them out of Australia never to be allowed back”)
  • are a threat to our way of life
  • are not wanted in any Western Christian countries
  • is harmful to other races of humans
  • should be isolated to another part of the world
  • don’t respect any nation, strive or people group.
  • have no place in the Australian government or in Australia, period.
  • Doona wearing in parliament should not be allowed. This is Western society, not the Stone Age
  • Islam is a cancer on the world
  • Australians don’t like their religion or values

Immigrants

  • shouldn’t be allowed into our government

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