the next sarah palin?

Australian Candidate Thinks Islam Is a Country

Which is worse: claiming you can see Russia from your house in Alaska or mistaking Islam for a country? Sarah Palin is getting a run for her money from Australian Stephanie Bannister, a 27-year-old running for a seat in Australian Parliament, who seemed less than informed when it comes to other religions during a TV news interview. "I don't oppose Islam as a country," she said. "But I do feel that their laws should not be welcome here in Australia. Less than two percent of Australians follow haram." By "haram," of course, she meant "the Quran." Bannister also wants halal food banned from Australia, but kosher food is fine because, according to her: "Jews aren't under haram. They have their own religion, which follows Jesus Christ."