Anti-Islamic group United Patriots Front announced last year that it would be starting a political party, to be called Fortitude Australia. The party’s website went live over the weekend, announcing a range of policies and a line-up of muscly white “patriots” who will supposedly run for the Senate at the next election.

Unsurprisingly, the policy page opens with plans to “cease construction of all Mosques — destroy plans for new Mosques” and “an immediate stop on all further Muslim immigration”. Not particularly shocking coming from the group that regularly holds anti-Islam rallies and claims immigration is “merely a replacement of the Australian people”.

Other policies include taxing multinational companies, creating “an easily mobilised Infantry force within the nation” and ” a universal subject which prepares and teaches high school students practical skills and knowledge in regards to everyday living, to improve their understanding of Australian society”.

Our favourite from their actions to be taken immediately is “A federal indictment for conspiracy and treason to be issued to mainstream media organs suspected of undermining and deconstructing the Australian Nationality”.

We guess that means we’d be heading to jail if Fortitude gets elected? That’s assuming of course that the party could get elected, even if it were registered. According to the AEC website, the party hasn’t applied for registration yet, telling Facebook supporters it is still working on getting membership together.

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