An Australian politician has praised the remote tribe which killed an American missionary for their ‘strict immigration policy’.
Right-wing One Nation party leader, Pauline Hanson, praised the isolated southern Asian island tribe for protecting their way of life ‘through the enforcement of strong border protections’.
The populist leader has moved a motion in the Australian Senate commending the Sentinelese people for their ‘strict zero-gross’ immigration policy.
The indigenous tribe, from the North Sentinel Islands in the Bay of Bengal, last week reportedly fatally attacked U.S. Christian evangelist John Allen Chau, 26, with bows and arrows.
One Nation is a nationalist party co-founded by Hanson in 1997 after she was disendorsed as a federal candidate by the Liberal Party for comments she made about indigenous Australians.
Pauline Hanson (pictured) has praised an isolated southern Asian island tribe which killed an American missionary
The One Nation leader will next week move a Senate motion commending the North Sentinelese people (pictured) for their ‘strict zero-gross’ immigration policy
In April after the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in the Gold Coast she criticised the use of indigenous performers as ‘not what Australia is about’.
Days after police identified the area where the American evangelist was killed, Senator Hanson defended the tribe on the Adaman Islands for protecting their unique culture.
‘The Sentinelese people of the remote North Sentinel Islands are likely the last pre-Neolithic tribe in the world, and possess a unique culture and way of life that should be cherished and protected,’ the motion planned for Tuesday said.
‘Even small levels of migration would have a devastating and irreversible effect on the beautiful and unique culture and way of life of the Sentinelese people.’
The Sentinelese people live on their own small forested island and are known to resist all contact with outsiders, often attacking anyone who comes near.
The indigenous tribe, from the North Sentinel Islands, last week reportedly fatally attacked U.S. Christian evangelist John Allen Chau (pictured) with bows and arrows
Senator Hanson’s praise of an indigenous tribe is ironic, considering that she has previously criticised Australian Aborigines for relying on welfare and affirmative action.
The former businesswoman, now praising an indigenous southern Asian tribe, in 1996 told the House of Representatives Australia was ‘in danger of being swamped by Asians’.
The Queensland senator in more recent times has praised nationalist world leaders, including U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
Senator Hanson tweeted the motion, questioning whether the Senate would support the ‘proud’ Sentinelese people’s strong border protections
Senator Hanson tweeted the motion, questioning whether the Senate would support the ‘proud’ Sentinelese people’s strong border protections or condemn their ‘intolerant immigration policies’ and ‘lack of diversity’.
‘We’ll have to wait and see,’ the One Nation leader posted to her 44,100 followers on Tuesday.
Unlike the major parties, One Nation wants Australia’s net annual immigration rate to return to the 20th century average of 70,000 a year and has called for a ban on Muslim immigration.
The One Nation leader will move a Senate motion (pictured) on Tuesday praising the Sentinelese tribe in southern Asia which killed an American evangelist