- Muslim Labor MP Anne Aly says terrorists see non-believers as cockroaches
- The former counter-terrorism expert says terrorism is linked to Islam itself
- Federal parliament’s first female Muslim MP notes terrorists are getting younger
Australia’s first female Muslim MP says terrorists see non-believers as cockroaches and admits there is a link between terrorism and Islam.
‘So if you see a cockroach and squish it, you don’t squish the cockroach because you’re angry at it,’ she told Sky News on Thursday night.
‘You don’t squish the cockroach because you have an issue with it.
‘You squish the cockroach because you’re disgusted by it.’
In a break with many left-wing politicians, who deny the link between Islam and terrorism, the Egyptian-born politician said the Koran was often used to justify violence.
‘It would be wrong to completely dismiss ideology and the role of ideology and religion in this,’ she said.