White supremacist asks 'what race is Islam' but lawmaker hits back with brilliant response

White supremacist asks 'what race is Islam' but lawmaker hits back with brilliant response

Senator Sam Dastyari was surrounded by white supremacists (Stock image)

Friday, November 10, 2017

An Iranian-born lawmaker was surrounded by white supremacists in Australia this week, but his friend had a fantastic response to the question "what race is Islam?”

Senator Sam Dastyari was called a "monkey" and “terrorist" by white supremacist group Patriot Blue, according to The Intercept.

Despite the abuse Dastyari just told them “honestly, I think you guys are a bunch of racists" and “I don’t have time for you.”

But he was then faced with the question “what race is Islam?” several times from one of the Patriot Blue members.

Dastyari was with his friend who is also a legislator at the time, a man named Tim Watts, and he decided the best response to the question was this "what race is dickhead?”

Many on social media praised Watts for his response, along with shock at what Dastyari was having to deal with.

He has now told Sky News: “This type of extremism, this white nationalism, this is what leads to Charlottesville in the US.

"This is what leads to the problems they have in America and frankly, the far-right in Australia, yeah, do feel empowered at the moment.”

Watch a video of the incident below - warning contains offensive language

 

 

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