Make one gaffe in a two-minute interview and you could forgiven, but make at least three and people are going to start raising some eyebrows.
In a short TV interview with Australia's Channel 7 News, Brisbane parliamentary candidate Stephanie Banister said Islam was a country, said Jewish people follow Jesus and praised a government programme that does not start for another three years.
"I don't oppose Islam as a country but I do feel their laws should not be welcome here in Australia," she said.
Islam is not a country.
Banister wants halal food to be banned. But does not have a problem with kosher food being sold.
"Jews aren't under haram, they have their own religion which follows Jesus Christ," she said.
Judaism does not follow Jesus Christ.
In the interview Banister is also asked what she thinks of the Australian government's National Disability Scheme, the NDIS.
"I believe that the disability scheme is working at the moment," she said.
The NDIS does not start until 2016.
The 27-year-old candidate for the One Nation party could be disqualified for standing for election after being charged for placing stickers on products in a Brisbane supermarket that read "halal food funds terrorism".
Banister told Fairfax media that she had been mis-represented in the interview. ''Unfortunately, they've completely twisted all my words and made me out to be a stand-up criminal and a stupid moron,'' she said.