A far right, anti-Islam activist has announced a speaking tour of Australia just months after she was banned from entering the UK.
Canada’s Lauren Southern will host speaking events in cities across Australia in July, alongside alt-right preacher Stefan Molyneux.
Southern, a journalist-turned independent commentator, was banned from entering the UK in March for distributing ‘racist material’.
Canada’s Lauren Southern (pictured) announced a speaking tour of cities across Australia in July, alongside alt-right preacher Stefan Molyneux
Southern was forcibly stopped by the police when she distributed ‘racist’ flyers which read ‘Allah is a Gay God’, and ‘Allah is Trans’.
Southern’s UK ban came three years after she ran as a Libertarian Party candidate in the Canadian federal election.
She was dumped by the party after she joined a ‘Slutwalk’ protest wearing a sign that read: ‘There is no rape culture in the West’.
She caused a stir with a number of unorthodox stunts in recent years.
Southern announced she was transitioning to become a man but later said it was a stunt used as part of her argument that there should be only two genders.
She also actively campaigned against the Black Lives Matter movement, claiming the movement caused more deaths than the Ku Klux Klan.
‘They just locked me out and said ‘au revoir’. Officially banned from UK for ‘racism’. Doing fine though, all the cool people are being banned anyway,’ she wrote on Twitter in March
Southern (pictured) was forcibly stopped from distributing ‘racist’ flyers which read ‘Allah is a Gay God’, and ‘Allah is Trans’
Southern’s touring buddy, Stefan Molyneux (pictured) has also found himself in hot water over controversial comments on Islam, feminism and immigration
A spokesperson for the UK Home Office defended the decision to ban Southern from the country.
‘Border Force has the power to refuse entry to an individual if it is considered that his or her presence in the UK is not conducive to the public good,’ the spokesperson told CNN.
Southern’s touring buddy, Molyneux, has also found himself in hot water over controversial comments on Islam, feminism and immigration.
On his YouTube account, which has garnered 780,000 subscribers, Molyneux said Australia was at the precipice of losing its culture.
‘Australia is a fascinating situation for both of us, because it really seems that you guys are at a crossroad. Do you want to retain your culture? Or will the boats keep coming?,’ he said.
‘Will you become another victim of multiculturalism? Who knows what the future of Australia holds. But hopefully, we can bring some of the facts to make those decisions.’
Katie Hopkins shared what appeared to be a letter sent to Southern letting her know she was refused entry
A spokesperson for the UK Home Office defended the decision to ban Southern from the country
Molyneux was also a big supporter of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and his podcast, where he preaches far-right beliefs, has grown so popular it has previously been referred to as a ‘cult’.
Southern and Molyneux’s speaking tour comes after British provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos caused a stir with his in December last year.
Yiannopoulos has made headlines with his controversial comments focused on transgender people, Muslims and feminists.
His tour was picketed by protesters in Sydney and Melbourne who chanted ‘racist, sexist, anti-queer, Milo is not welcome here’.
Southern also actively campaigned against the Black Lives Matter movement. She claimed the movement caused more deaths that the Ku Klux Klan
Southern and Molyneux’s speaking tour comes after Milo Yiannopoulos (pictured) caused a stir with his in December last year
Yiannopoulos (pictured), a self-described right-wing provocateur, has long made controversial comments about transgender people, Muslims and feminists
Protesters clash in Kensington, Melbourne on December 4, 2017 outside Milo Yiannopoulos’ speaking event
The protests grew so violent, police were forced to deploy capsicum spray to subdue the crowds. At least two people were arrested.
Police said they were forced to spend $50,000 to control the chaos.
Police Minister Lisa Neville said Yiannopoulos’ event’s organisers would be sent the bill after protesters and anti-protesters violently clashed outside the Kensington venue.
Yiannopoulos refused to pay the bill saying his ‘people had nothing to do with the violence’.
Police said they were forced to spend $50,000 to control the chaos (police arrest protesters outside Yiannopoulos’ Melbourne event)
Yiannopoulos refused to pay the bill saying his ‘people had nothing to do with the violence’ (protester is arrested by riot squad officers in Melbourne on December 4)