MP dis­tances him­self from ‘ neo- Nazi’ rally hi­jack­ers

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - REGINA LOVIC

OUT­SPO­KEN Daw­son MP Ge­orge Christensen has come un­der fire once again this week af­ter at­tend­ing Re­claim Aus­tralia protests in Mackay.

Re­claim Aus­tralia protests have been held all over Aus­tralia over the past week with re­ported at­ten­dees hav­ing links to “neo- Nazism”.

Ge­orge Christensen said neo- Nazis have more in com­mon with rad­i­cal Mus­lims than with Re­claim Aus­tralia protesters and have hi­jacked ral­lies.

“Both the neo- Nazis and the rad­i­cal Mus­lims hate free speech, they hate the Jews and they hate democ­racy in gen­eral,” he said.

“I think it’s sad these id­iots hi­jack what is sup­posed to be a peace­ful protest against rad­i­cal Is­lam, but then again there are also vi­o­lent Marx­ists and an­ar­chists who are mixed up in the so- called ‘ anti- racism’ counter- ral­lies, which just goes to show there are al­ways fringe dwellers in move­ments but they don’t rep­re­sent the main­stream.”

Mr Christensen had been in­vited to at­tend the rally in Mackay to speak about free­dom of speech, equal­ity be­fore the law and re­li­gious free­doms.

“I spoke about the need for vig­i­lance in de­fend­ing our Aus­tralian val­ues, our free­doms and our demo­cratic way of life in the face of the threat of rad­i­cal Is­lam,” he said.

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