Perth: office of MP Dr Anne Aly covered with ‘it’s okay to be white’ posters

Perth: office of MP Dr Anne Aly covered with ‘it’s okay to be white’ posters

THE first Muslim woman elected to Federal Parliament has had her Perth office covered in a message associated with white supremacists overnight.

Cowan MHR Anne Aly shared a photo to her Facebook page today of the front door to her office covered in signs proclaiming “It’s okay to be white”.

Dr Aly

The phrase “it’s okay to be white” has become associated with the white supremacist movement in the US.

Recently, Pauline Hanson tried to pass a motion in Parliament saying “it’s okay to be white”.

Dr Aly worked as a counter-terrorism professor before she was elected in 2016.

In response to the posters, Dr Aly wrote, “words matter.”

“When our leaders use white supremacist and neo-Nazi slogans in Parliament, and when the Government votes in favour of them, this happens,” she wrote.

“It’s okay to be you, whoever you are; but this racial intimidation and harassment is not okay.”

Many commenters on Facebook have written in support of Dr Aly – calling the people responsible “cowards”, “disgusting” and “un-Australian”.