THE question of Muslim immigration has become the X-Files of Australian politics. The truth is out there. To its credit, the Essential Research Poll flushed out the facts last week when it reported 49 per cent of Australians support a ban on Muslim immigration (with 40 per cent opposed to such a move).
The majority opinion included 34 per cent of Greens voters — a rational response from “progressives” upset by the homophobia and sexism of fundamentalist Islam.
Forty per cent of Labor voters also supported the ban, earning the ire of party leader Bill Shorten, who said he didn’t want to “see this country scapegoating minorities”.
But that’s not how the True Believers look at the issue.