Boy oh boy was last night’s episode of Q&A spicy.
It was horrifying and glorious all at the same time.
And to the surprise of absolutely nobody, that chaos came straight from the mouth of Senator Elect Hanson.
Here are the six most cringe-worthy things the Senator Elect said on Monday night:
1. Indonesia is, apparently, not a democracy.
No no, if you think Indonesia is a democracy you are MISTAKEN. Ms Hanson says any and all Muslim nations do not “believe in democracy, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly or freedom of the press.”
Even when challenged, and told that Indonesia has the largest Muslim population in the world (and is, you know, a democratic country), Ms Hanson refused to back down.
“They [Indonesia] want total control of the people… I think they control the people and their beliefs.”
… Rightio then.
2. Supposedly, terrorism has only affected Australia in recent years.
The One Nation leader claimed Islamic terrorism is the only kind of terrorism that's been in Australia.
“We have terrorism on our streets that we’ve never had before, under the name of Islam.”
Of course, it didn't take long for Q&A host Tony Jones to correct that complete and utter fallacy.
“Pauline I’m sure our fact checkers will be on to this." The convo-segue-artist Tony began. "But when you say we’ve never had terrorism in this country before that’s simply not the case. In the 1970s there were multiple bombings by Croatian-Catholic extremists… we should at least get the facts straight.”
3. In case you weren't aware, Islam isn't *actually* a religion.
For some unknown reason, Ms Hanson insisted on saying Islam is a "so-called religion".
The fact that there's 1.6 BILLION Muslims in the world doesn't matter. It's still a *so-called* religion... capisce?
4. "Are you Muslim? Reeeaaally?"
Nothing quite compares to the curious look Ms Hanson shot NSW Labor Senator Sam Dastyari when he commented that he is, in fact, a Muslim.