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Bigotry that once shocked is now mainstream

Last Monday an article by ‘progressive’ Liberal Amanda Vanstone echoed Trump, Hanson and Kruger in arguing it’s reasonable to be afraid of Muslim immigration in an era of terrorism. Her statements were met with virtual silence just weeks after Christchurch, demonstrating how mainstreamed Islamophobia now is. Fraser Anning’s despicable comments have moved the benchmark of what is shocking, so that ideas like Vanstone’s now pass as middle of the road. In response, Voices against Bigotry co-founder Susie Latham wrote this article, published in New Matilda today. https://newmatilda.com/2019/04/08/the-deafening-silence-around-amanda-vanstones-anti-islam-rhetoric/