An anti-Muslim, far-right Australian senator caused quite the stir when she entered a Thursday parliamentary session wearing the burqa, CNN reported.
The One Nation leader, Pauline Hanson, has long called on Australian officials to ban the burqa and shocked everyone when she walked into the session wearing it.
"Amid unrest from her fellow senators, Hanson dramatically took off the veil, saying 'I'm quite happy to remove this because it's not what should belong in this parliament,'" CNN wrote.
Hanson then asked Attorney General George Brandis, if he will work to ban the garment.
In her speech on the matter, the controversial politician referred to "terror threats as one reason for her proposed ban."
Brandis rejects Hanson's proposal and calls her behavior "appalling"
In his response to Hanson's question, Brandis, a member of the governing Liberal National coalition shut down the political leader and received a standing ovation for his impassioned hit back.
"Senator Hanson, no, we will not be banning the burqa," he said.
"I'm not going to pretend to ignore the stunt that you have tried to pull today by arriving in the chamber dressed in a burqa, when we all know you are not an adherent of the Islamic faith," he added.
He then went on to ask Hanson to be "very, very careful" of offending the "religious sensibilities of other Australians."
"To ridicule that community, to drive it into a corner, to mock its religious garments is an appalling thing to do," he stressed.
According to 2016 Census data, there are around 600,000 Muslims in Australia; they make up about 2.6% of the country's population.
According to CNN, "the Australian far right has long attempted to ban face-covering Muslim clothing, however, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has insisted that it won't happen."
The burqa has always divided Muslim scholars and while most believe it is not obligatory, some think it is.
Muslims hailed Brandis' hit back
"An incredible response, a thousand salutes to this moderate Australian parliamentarian."
Many shared Arabic translated versions of it
While many hailed Brandis, others sort of defended Hanson
"If she wants to ban the burqa, it doesn't mean she's attacking Islam... stop being so paranoid and regressive.... face veils do not represent our religion at all."
But the majority of people criticized Hanson's offensive act
And reminded everyone of this fact
Not the first time Hanson offensively tried to make a point
This isn't the first time Hanson makes an offensive anti-Muslim statement.
Earlier this year, the politician asked her fans to avoid Cadbury chocolate Easter eggs... Because they're "halal" certified.
Hanson, leader of the right-wing populist party One Nation, suggested people opt for non-halal certified chocolates during the festivities in a video posted to her Facebook page.
"Go and buy some non-halal Easter eggs and chocolate – and have a happy Easter everyone, and a very safe one," she said.
The long-time leader of an "anti-halal" movement in the country then went on to promote Lindt chocolate and Darrell Lea as non-halal alternatives for people.