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Sarah Hanson-Young blows up at Pauline on Sunrise

One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson is seen wearing a burqa during Senate Question Time at Parliament House. Picture: AAPSource:AAP
One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson is seen wearing a burqa during Senate Question Time at Parliament House. Picture: AAPSource:AAP

UPDATE: PAULINE Hanson has demanded an apology after a fiery clash with a Greens senator, who accused her of helping Islamic State terrorists with the burqa stunt.

Greens' senator Sarah Hanson-Young told the One Nation leader this morning she was "doing ISIS's work for them" and would be responsible for the next terror attack in Australia by fuelling hatred with her 'ban the burqa' stunt last week.

"Pauline, I think you need to really reflect on the fact that security experts, foreign policy experts have said that what you did last week will now be used as the recent kind of fodder for promoting extremism," Senator Hanson-Young said when the pair made a joint appearance on Channel Seven's Sunrise this morning.

"You are doing ISIS's work for them," she said.

"It is extremely dangerous. You are putting the entire country at risk."

Senator Hanson has since hit back, accusing Senator Hanson-Young of inciting left-wing violence and gagging debate on security to be politically correct.

"To think that drawing attention to the problems associated with full face coverings like the burqa, and starting a debate, might somehow justify a terrorist attack on Australian soil shows you just how out of touch the Greens are," Senator Hanson said in a statement.

"It was disgusting and Ms Hanson-Young should apologise," she said.

Acts of terrorism and violence should never be blamed on the victims or "those trying to start difficult conversations," Senator Hanson said, while condemning any acts of violence.

"If we look at recent acts of political violence in Australia we see it coming from the left, like the attack committed on Andrew Bolt by left wing extremists," she said.

"When Sarah Hanson-Young tries to blame me for terrorism, this is the kind of violence she is inciting, the left have been at this game for years.

"Because of the threat of politically motived violence, many in the right are unable to speak freely or engage in sensible debate in this country.

"This is what the Greens should be condemning.

"Instead they help fan the flame of division by saying stupid things and calling people names."

Senator Hanson defended her decision to wear a burqa on the floor of Parliament last Thursday on Sunrise, saying the garment was a security risk.

But when Ms Hanson highlighted the security risk at parliament, where she claims no security guards checked her identity before she walked into the chamber, the pair clashed again.

"Everyone knew it was you, being a goose," Senator Hanson-Young said, after being told she had "no damn idea" what happened.

"Everyone knew it was you putting the country in danger.

"The next attack in Australia will be on your head."

The latest Newspoll today shows One Nation has seen a boost in voter support after the stunt, but Senator Hanson this morning denied there was a link.

 

"I don't take credit for that, it is not on the back of this, but I do believe that the burqa is something we have to talk about," she said.

Reports today that security guards could soon be able to conduct random ID checks at airports on anyone, not just those flying, were a prime example of why the ban was needed, she said.

It was important for police to be able to ask for ID and conduct visual checks, Senator Hanson said.

"That is why we do not have full-faced coverings in public places, you shouldn't have it at public airports," she said.

Senator Hanson's decision to wear a burqa to Question Time on Thursday received an immediate condemnation from Attorney-General George Brandis and Greens and Labor senators.

   

EARLIER: PAULINE Hanson has been told the next terror attack in Australia will be on her head in a fiery clash with a fellow senator on breakfast television.

The One Nation leader was again forced to defend her 'ban the burqa' stunt this morning as Greens' senator Sarah Hanson-Young called it an "absolute disgrace" and accused her of helping Islamic State extremists by fuelling hatred in Australia.

"Pauline, I think you need to really reflect on the fact that security experts, foreign policy experts have said that what you did last week will now be used as the recent kind of fodder for promoting extremism," Senator Hanson-Young said when the pair made a joint appearance on Channel Seven's Sunrise this morning.

"You are doing ISIS's work for them," she said.

"It is extremely dangerous. You are putting the entire country at risk."

Senator Hanson defended her decision to wear a burqa on the floor of Parliament last Thursday, saying the garment was a security risk.

But when Ms Hanson highlighted the security risk at parliament, where she claims no security guards checked her identity before she walked into the chamber, the pair clashed again.

"Everyone knew it was you, being a goose," Senator Hanson-Young said, after being told she had "no damn idea" what happened.

"Everyone knew it was you putting the country in danger.

"The next attack in Australia will be on your head."

The latest Newspoll today shows One Nation has seen a boost in voter support after the stunt, but Senator Hanson this morning denied there was a link.

"I don't take credit for that, it is not on the back of this, but I do believe that the burqa is something we have to talk about," she said.

Reports today that security guards could soon be able to conduct random ID checks at airports on anyone, not just those flying, were a prime example of why the ban was needed, she said.

It was important for police to be able to ask for ID and conduct visual checks, Senator Hanson said.

"That is why we do not have full-faced coverings in public places, you shouldn't have it at public airports," she said.

Senator Hanson's decision to wear a burqa to Question Time on Thursday received an immediate condemnation from Attorney-General George Brandis and Greens and Labor senators.

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