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Australian MP managed to walk into Parliament House disguised in burqa without being questioned by security guards

By Mason White 1:17 PM August 17, 2017
Pauline Hanson
Pauline Hanson
By: Emily Lewis

(Scroll down for video) An Australian parliament member shocked her colleagues by walking into Parliament House wearing a burqa.

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson caused a commotion in parliament when she walked into the chamber wearing a full face covering burqa and long oversized black dress that covered her entire body and legs.

Video showing the Queensland Senator wearing the Islamic garb in Parliament went viral.

After a few tense moments, New South Wales Senate colleague Brian Burston identified her.

Senate President Stephen Parry called for order in the chamber.
Hanson removed the burqa and said: “I’m quite happy to remove this, because this is not what should belong in this Parliament.”

She then called on the federal government to ban the “oppressive” burqa.

She explained that the burqa causes “disadvantaged women to have a hard time finding a job. It presents barriers to assimilation, it clearly presents a security threat and has no place in modern Western society.”

Hanson said that she walked passed two security guards on the way to her office, and they never asked to see her face in order to confirm her identity.

The stunt drew anger from the opposition leaders. Derryn Hinch wanted Hanson sent out of the chamber over her actions.

“I understand that she is not a Muslim, not of Islamic faith. Can I appear tomorrow in fancy dress unchallenged?” He asked the president.

However, Senator Parry responded that he was not going to dictate the standard of dress for senators.