Australia’s Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has dismissed claims of racism over his plan to resettle South African white minority farmers in Australia, saying he ignores the confected outrage “from some of the crazy lefties at the Guardian and Huffington Post.”
Mr. Dutton denied the offer is racist, maintaining that he isn’t offering to help South African farmers just because they are white; He wants to help South African farmers who are persecuted because they are white.
Speaking to a Sydney radio station 2GB on Thursday, he confirmed he wants to help the farmers come to Australia under humanitarian visas.
Mr. Dutton’s push to help white South African farmers has been supported by the former prime minister Tony Abbott, who has described the situation in South Africa as a “national crisis.”
Something like 400 white farmers have been murdered, brutally murdered, over the last 12 months,” Mr Abbott said.