Australia: Here Comes the Speech Police

ABC scribblers call Raheem Kassam “Right-wing provocateur” and try to get him banned from speaking in Australia.

Keneally’s speech shows exactly why Kassam should be allowed in.

Labor calls for right-winger Raheem Kassam to be banned from entering country

There’s no such thing as “hate speech”, there’s either free speech or dictatorship by far-left fucktards like Keneally & cohorts. Do not fall for labels like “Right-Wing Provocateur”. The left doesn’t tolerate any dissent in their efforts to have us replaced by third world savages.

  • British activist Raheem Kassam is due to speak at a conservative conference in Australia
  • Labor wants the Federal Government to block his entry to the country
  • Senator Kristina Keneally, in Parliament, accused him of hate speech
Raheem Kassam

Federal Labor is urging the Government to block a controversial right-wing figure from entering the country for a conservative conference in Sydney next week.

Key points:

  • British activist Raheem Kassam is due to speak at a conservative conference in Australia
  • Labor wants the Federal Government to block his entry to the country
  • Senator Kristina Keneally, in Parliament, accused him of hate speech

British activist Raheem Kassam is due to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, alongside former prime minister Tony Abbott, Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, his former boss and UK Brexit party leader Nigel Farage, and New South Wales’ One Nation politician Mark Latham.

The conference attracts tens of thousands of people in the United States, and is now branching out into Australia.

Shadow Home Affairs Minister Kristina Keneally told the Senate last night that Mr Kassam should not be allowed a visa to enter the country.

Senator Keneally is calling on the government to block right-wing figure Raheem Kassam from entering Australia (ABC News)

In 2016, he tweeted about Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon after she had a miscarriage, asking if someone could tape her mouth shut “and her legs, so she can’t reproduce”.

“Mr Kassam has an extensive history of vilifying people on the grounds of their race, religion, sexuality and gender,” Senator Keneally said.

“He has described the Koran, the holy book of the Muslim faith as quote ‘fundamentally evil’.

Perfectly put. Accurate.

“We should not allow career bigots — a person who spreads hate speech about Muslims, about women, about gay and lesbian people — to enter our country with the express intent of undermining equity and equality.”

No. We should not allow shrieking harpies like Keneally, leftist skanks & Islamo-pandering dolts, to dictate the narrative.

Mr Kassam hit back on social media, accusing the senator of defaming him.

Raheem Kassam

@RaheemKassam

Australian senator @KKeneally wants me to freak out publicly over her lies about me in her Senate.

I got a massage and played ping pong instead.

I’ll see her in court if she repeats her defamation outside the chamber, where she currently hides behind parliamentary privilege.

“I’ll see her in court if she repeats her defamation outside the chamber, where she currently hides behind parliamentary privilege,” he said.

CPAC also took to social media, saying the “politically incorrect yet impeccably dressed” Mr Kassam would still be taking the stage.

“Raheem Kassam is a Brexiteer and popular commentator and is attending and speaking alongside the head of the UK Brexit Party, Nigel Farage,” CPAC said in a statement.

“CPAC is proud to bring Raheem Kassam to Australia and rejects Senator Keneally’s embarrassing attempt to shut down political opponents.

“Australia is a country with a long history of free speech, something authoritarian hardleft opponents such as Senator Keneally seek to change simply because they sometimes do not like what their opponents might say.”

The Federal Government has blocked the visas of other controversial figures in recent times, including conspiracy theorist David Icke and founder of the Proud Boys group Gavin McInnes.

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The setting of Keneally’s speech shows exactly why Kassam should be allowed in. Parliamentary privilege exists so that members can discuss and debate issues free from civil and criminal law restrictions. The Parliamentary Privileges Act (1987) covers ‘all words spoken and acts done in the course of, or for purposes of or incidental to, the transacting of the business of a house or committee.’ The defining purpose of the legislation is to promote free speech in the chamber, the last place elected representatives should fear representing their own or constituent views.

Yet in fantastic irony, a sitting NSW senator under privileged legislative impunity, calls on the coalition to bar Kassam for fear he will “enter our country with the express intent of undermining equity and equality” through “hate speech.” If Keneally is as serious about the character assassination as the gravitas of her speech would indicate, she should have no problem calling a press conference in NSW outside her own home and repeat it.

Further, employing a vague and subjective term like ‘hate speech,’ to determine that a mainstream right-wing British political commentator is unfit to enter the country, is perhaps the most poignant example of how hostile the Australian Labor party is towards free expression.

One thought on “Australia: Here Comes the Speech Police”

  1. Re: Shadow Home Affairs Minister Kristina Keneally complained: “We should not allow career bigots — a person who spreads hate speech about Muslims, about women, about gay and lesbian people — to enter our country with the express intent of undermining equity and equality.”

    Now try translating that word salad into the common tongue:

    “We should not allow career bigots — a person who spreads hate speech about Nazis, Communists, muslims and other gangster extortionists intent on slaving us — to enter our country with the express intent of undermining equity of outcome and equality between criminals and their intended victims.”

    Right.

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