Pauline Hanson Was Left Speechless After Finding Out Sam Dastyari Is A Muslim
That awkward moment when you realise you're sitting next to a Muslim.
Pauline Hanson was left gobsmacked by Labor senator Sam Dastyari on Monday night's Q&A after he spoke about his family roots in the Muslim nation of Iran.
It was always going to be a problematic episode (hell, the producers sat Hanson and Dastyari next to each other) but the exchange delivered one of the most awkward moments in the show's history.
The Labor senator asked Hanson whether "five-year-old Sam Dastyari" should have been allowed to come to Australia from Iran in the late 1970s.
Pauline Hanson turned to Dastyari and asked "Are you a Muslim?"
"Yeah and I have never hidden it away," replied Dastyari.
"Were you sworn in under the Quran?" asked Hanson.
"I was born in an Islamic nation and by being born in an Islamic nation and under Iranian law... my parents fled to be able to come to this country," he said.