Australia’s Palmer United Party Senator Jacqui Lambie has yet again called for Sharia law supporters to leave the country, claiming that the law involves terrorism.
According to Lambie, who claims she has no problem with Muslims, the Islamic legal system “obviously involves terrorism” and its followers need to instead follow Australian law “100 percent”.
“If you are not going to show your allegiance to our constitution and to Australian law, then get out,” she told ABC’s Insiders.
She is also not relenting on her call for the ban of the burqa headdress, arguing that it is a security risk.
“I believe it is a national security issue,” she said.
“It is just like anything else, it is like a motorbike helmet. It’s like a balaclava. I will not allow you to wear that into my office because it is a security risk.”
People should be able to show their faces and “they shouldn’t feel that they need to be oppressed, to be able to hide their faces,” she said.
“I think that’s the way for the future of Australia.”
The Senator defended her decision to post a photo online of the first female police officer in Kandahar who was murdered by the Taliban, while calling for the headdress to be banned.
“What I was showing people is how heroic she was,” she claimed of the picture of Malalai Kakar, shown wearing a burqa and holding a gun.
“I am choosing this woman because she is a bloody hero. What she done was extremely heroic and she should always be remembered for that.”
Senator Lambie also said she “absolutely” stood by her call for Sharia law supporters to pack their bags and leave Australia.
When asked what she understands Sharia law to mean, the PUP Senator said it “obviously involves terrorism”.
“It involves a power that is not a healthy power.”
You can’t follow both Sharia law and Australian law, she claimed.
“You can’t have 50-50.”
The former soldier said the government was “heading in the right direction” tackling the issue of terrorism at home.
“It needs to go in hard and fast.”