Uproar as politican praises White Australia policy, urges Muslim ban

Nazi phrase ‘final solution’ used by Katter MP Fraser Anning in ‘racist’ speech

Australian politicians condemn call for a 'final solution' to ban Muslim migration

Australian MPs have widely condemned senator Fraser Anning for advocating a return to the White Australia policy and using a Nazi phrase, but he is unapologetic.

Senator Fraser Anning of the right-wing Katter's Australian Party (KAP) found himself in hot water over his inflammatory anti-Muslim maiden speech he delivered in the parliament.

"While all Muslims are not terrorists, certainly all terrorists these days are Muslims", he said.

Ms Faruqi said she was excited to bring "much needed diversity" to Canberra, and hoped her presence would encourage non-white Australians.

Even One Nation Party leader Pauline Hanson, who called for a ban on immigration in her maiden Senate speech in 2016, called Anning's comments "straight from Goebbels' handbook from Nazi Germany".

The words used by Anning usually refer to the Nazi policy of genocide carried out against the Jews during the Holocaust. "Australia is a warm and open nation". "We reject and condemn racism in any form", Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Twitter.

The speech has sparked outrage across the political spectrum.

Anning, who represents Queensland for Katter's Australian Party, called for immigrant numbers to be slashed, and for a ban on Muslims, justifying his call by saying they had "consistently shown to be the least able to assimilate and integrate".

"I'm exhausted of fighting", she said, breaking down in tears as she addressed the chamber Wednesday.

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Senator Anning has refused to apologise for this or for any of his other statements, correctly pointing out that the left would have attacked him regardless of how he phrased his proposal.

Senator Derryn Hinch said he felt like he was at a "Ku Klux Klan rally" during Senator Anning's speech, while Labor MP Peter Khalil, the son of Egyptian migrants, accused the senator of trying to whip up hatred and fear.

Hanson suggested that Anning did not write the speech, claiming it was written by an adviser named Richard Howard, who she said had previously worked as a military propaganda specialist before a stint as a One Nation staffer. "I support everything he said".

Hanson acknowledged that Anning was elected under the One Nation banner but said he had "never held a seat in this parliament under Pauline Hanson's One Nation, from day one when he was sworn in he was an independent". "Now we are in danger of being swamped by Muslims who bear a culture and ideology that is incompatible with our own", she said in September 2016.

Following his controversial speech, Anning targeted Muslims once again in an interview to a Sydney talkback radio.

He descried the use of loaded terms, which Senator Anning says were taken out of context, as a "shocking insult" to Australian Jews and Holocaust survivors.

Federal Member for Gellibrand Tim Watts described Senator Anning as a "nit wit" and stressed the importance of political leaders showing leadership and providing a public response, now more than ever.

He later told the Senate he deeply regretted shaking Mr Anning's hand after he gave the speech last night.

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