Jacqui Lambie Thrashes Waleed Aly On Sharia Law
There is one law in Australia… nothing will change my mind’: Jacqui Lambie refuses to back down on her call to ban Islamic sharia law as Waleed Aly confronts her on The Project
Waleed Aly has grilled Tasmanian politician Jacqui Lambie about her stance on sharia law.
The pair went head-to-head on The Project on Thursday night where Aly, who is Muslim, repeatedly asked Lambie if she regretted previous controversial comments on the subject.
‘We have one law in this country and it is the Australian law. It is not sharia law, not in this country. Not in my day,’ she said to Abdel-Magied on the program.
Aly was keen to see if her opinion had changed since February.
‘When you’d go off on things like the sharia stuff, you didn’t really know that stuff very well, but you had a really strong view about it,’ Aly said.
‘I wonder was that something that you look back on and think you could have done it better?’
Although Lambie admitted she ‘could have handled it better’, she said her stance remains the same.
‘I think it could have been done better,’ she said of her comments made in February
‘It could have been, knowing the topic.
Aly pressed Lambie, again asking if she had any regrets.
‘I don’t like it. We have one law in the country and that’s Australian law- nothing will change my mind on that,’ Lambie replied.
‘I might not have had a grasp three years ago. I have a clear grasp now. There is one law and one law only- that is Australian law.
‘If we make a better understanding, this country needs to learn there’s nothing wrong with bringing up a subject and putting it across the table and speaking about it, but respecting each other’s views and trying to get it out so we can sort it out.