According to a report in Sian Powell’s Strewth column in The Australian dated 26 October 2006, the Howard government admitted it paid
a cool $12,023 to fund a visit to Australia by king of invective and darling of the US neo-Cons Mark Steyn.
You read it correctly. Over $12K to invite one of the world’s leading Muslim-phobes. And Steyn did not disappoint his audience. In Sydney, he reminded everyone of the culture and security threat posed by Muslim migrants, their children and grandchildren. Recently, he has been writing on the joys of genocide and ethnic cleansing, lamenting that when it comes to dealing with European Muslims …
There are no Hitlers to hand.
In Mark Steyn's world, even Adolf Hitler has his uses.
To think that our tax dollars are being used to pay for a racist like Steyn to spread his gospel of hatred.
© Irfan Yusuf 2007