This woman surely must take the cake as one of the stupidest politicians in the history of humanity.
27-year-old mother and former One Nation candidate for the Queensland seat of Logan, Stephanie Banister has stepped down from the race after giving a hilariously gaffe-laden interview to Channel 7.
Banister’s idiotic ramblings on Islam and muslim people in general – which included confusing the term haram [meaning forbidden] with the Qur’an as well as saying that Jewish people follow Christian teachings and Jesus – have earned her comparisons with Tea Party candidates Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann.
“I don’t oppose Islam as a country but I do feel that their laws should not be welcome here in Australia,” Banister said.
“Less than 2% of Australians follow haram. Jews aren’t under haram. They have their own religion which follows Jesus Christ.”
What a flippin’ truncheon!
Banister was standing as a candidate for the conservative, right-wing One Nation party, who had given her their ‘full support’.
Even in the process of dropping out of the election, Banister still managed to make herself sound like an absolute fool. She essentially accused Channel 7 of editing the footage to make her comments look stupider then they actually were.
“With the way Channel Seven edited my interview, I was left quite the fool,” Banister said in a statement.
“I’d like to apologise to One Nation, to my friends and family, for any embarrassment this has brought to them.”
One Nation should really apologise to the rest of us for inflicting Stephanie Banister on this country in the first place.
The 27-year-old is also due in court to face charges of being involved in what Digital Spy has called an ‘anti–Muslim vandalism campaign’.
Banister apparently put stickers saying ‘Beware! Halal food funds terrorism’ on Nestle products at her local Woolworths supermarket.
See the hilarious and yet, at the same time, terrifying interview below.