Sack this ridiculously overpaid, incompetent tosser who is nothing but a race-huckster against white people!
Why is a government employee paid more than $300,000 a year to warn us against people like Pauline Hanson? What makes the shut-them-down opinions of former Labor staffer Tim Soutphommasane, now our race discrimination commissioner, worthy of government subsidy and official endorsement?
[Hanson’s] One Nation Party has also made it part of its platform to abolish the Racial Discrimination Act, impose a ban on new mosques, and have a royal commission into Islam… Every member of our society should be free to live without fear of discrimination. This includes being free to practise their religion, as guaranteed by section 116 of the Constitution.
Note that Soutphommasane still can’t get his head around that fact that criticising an ideology is fundamentally different to criticising a race:
As for Islam not being a race? That’s a clever trick – one that ignores how anti-Muslim feeling can involve a mingling of ideas about race, culture and religion. Whatever its nuance, religious bigotry does little to aid racial tolerance and harmony.
I guess that is why Soutphommasane feels free to abuse and implicitly threaten the free speech of Hanson, who advocates no violence, yet has said nothing about the views of Sheik Shady Alsuleiman, president of the Australian National Council of Imams, who in his preaching has vilified Jews, called on God to help “destroy the enemies of Islam”, declared the punishment for adulterers “is stoning to death”, damned Christmas parties as “worship of Satan” and accused gays of “spreading all these diseases” through “evil actions that bring evil outcomes to our society”.
This is how the oppressive organs of the state are deployed to crush dissent and vilify those who think such teachings actually threaten a secular, multicultural and free society.
Either that or Soutphommasane is actually a hypocrite and a fool.