Season 1, Episode 1: Election Fall Out, Pauline Hanson and Political Lies | Muslim response | The Call Out S01 E01


In this first episode we introduce who we are and what we are about. We share a little of our own background of community work and what we hope to achieve with this initiative. In the substantive part of the program we take a closer look at the 2016 Federal Election – the results, the implications of a fractured Senate and the rise of far right candidates, in particular Pauline Hanson and One Nation.

We also touch on the issue of political activism and engagement and the role of community leaders in that process.

In the second part of the program we look briefly at the Chilcott Inquiry into the Iraq invasion and the implications of its findings. We consider what correlations there are for Australia’s involvement in the 2003 Iraq war and the subsequent chain of events that have transpired. In this discussion we touch briefly on the issue of Isis and terrorism.

Hosts: Ghaith Krayem and Almir Colan


5 thoughts on “Season 1, Episode 1: Election Fall Out, Pauline Hanson and Political Lies | Muslim response | The Call Out S01 E01

  1. I like the question you raise regarding Pauline Hanson’s influence in parliament. I personally believe the weight of her influence and progression may perhaps be signified less by her own actions but rather dependent on the manner in which her presence is validated and handled by others in parliament, which may consequently sway more support in her favour . But also relevantly to us is the question of how the Australian Muslim community will handle her presence in parliament, because as you stated she is largely trying to create an ‘us’ vs ‘them’ narrative . I think for muslims it will be wise to find a balance between negotiating a strong stance against her hate rhetoric but also extending an invitation for others from the broader community to join us in an effort to contort the simplistic yet potent ‘us’ vs ‘the others’ conception she has situated as a bow at the front of her sailing hate ship. Silence is not an option but we as a community need to develop our approach in a manner that doesn’t present us as disengaged and lead us right into her web of artifice. I don’t know what the answer is but knowing aussie culture, I think perhaps humour would also be an effective tool for refutation ie. #halalsnackpack

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    • I just wanted to add also that whilst people relate to Pauline because of this personified image she has so cleverly presented and that so many ‘white’ Australians can relate to (let’s be honest here), that in the scheme of her campaign is in actuality a team of people. So I think in counteracting her claims , this personification of her politics needs to be debased and unravelled ,there is a need to reinstate the reality that she is not merely an innocent one man show but rather a team of people pushing their agenda .

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