Monday, February 12, 2007


DNA test shows Hanson’s Middle Eastern heritage

‘Former One Nation leader Pauline Hanson, the outspoken proponent of polarising immigration policies, has discovered she is of Middle Eastern heritage.

Ms Hanson said she was “amazed” and “mystified” to learn of her ancestry.

A recent DNA swab, taken with Ms Hanson’s permission by The Sunday Mail, has revealed the controversial former MP’s genetic makeup is drawn from a rich multicultural background, with 9 per cent originating in the Middle East, 32 per cent from Italy, Greece or Turkey and 59 per cent from northern Europe.

When told of the results, the former fish and chip shop owner appeared flustered, making references to “rape and pillage” in ancient times, adding: “All I can think of is that probably down the track it eventuated from some war.’

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