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Irfan Yusuf

Lawyer, author and commentator

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The Yes camp's hostility to religion is losing them votes

The Yes camp's hostility to religion is losing them votes

Irfan YusufSep 7, 201717 Comments

The Yes crowd must make room for believers in their campaign if they are to represent all the colours of the rainbow.

Behind the scenes at one halal of an evening with Sam Dastyari and Gillian Triggs

Behind the scenes at one halal of an evening with Sam Dastyari and Gillian Triggs

Irfan YusufAug 25, 20172 Comments

Sam Dastyari and Gillian Triggs got together for an interesting conversation at the University of Sydney. Irfan Yusuf takes us through the highlights of the event.

If Hanson wants to wear a burqa, she should talk to my mum

If Hanson wants to wear a burqa, she should talk to my mum

Irfan YusufAug 18, 20171 Comment

If Pauline Hanson wants to know what it's like to wear a burqa as part of everyday life, perhaps she should ask my mother whether she felt oppressed.

Religious zealots (like Abbott) who oppose same-sex marriage are trying to impose sharia law

Religious zealots (like Abbott) who oppose same-sex marriage are trying to impose sharia law

Irfan YusufAug 15, 20174 Comments

Australians seem to be perpetually scared of the potential imposition of sharia law, of losing the freedom to live as they desire. But is not our denial of same-sex marriage exactly that?

Reactions to London terror show language of the far-right has been normalised

Reactions to London terror show language of the far-right has been normalised

Irfan YusufJun 21, 201711 Comments

The recent attack on a Muslim centre in Finsbury Park, London, had some elements of our media describing the incident as a "revenge attack".

Blaming one sect of Islam for 'producing the most terrorists' is idiotic

Blaming one sect of Islam for 'producing the most terrorists' is idiotic

Irfan YusufJun 8, 20177 Comments

In the fight against Islam, Wahhabism shouldn't be our focus, as we unpack its origins and how it relates to Islamic terror.

Women-only swimming times send culture wars off the deep end

Women-only swimming times send culture wars off the deep end

Irfan YusufMay 23, 201715 Comments

Heavens to Betsy! Some women would prefer to swim in privacy without a bunch of gawking blokes around. Man the barricades, it's a culture war!

Why ISIS fighters should be allowed back into Australia

Why ISIS fighters should be allowed back into Australia

Irfan YusufMay 18, 20173 Comments

Neil Prakash is returning to Australia. Here's why that could be a good thing for our fight against extremism.

Is small-minded bigotry how we honour the Diggers? Yassmin Abdel-Magied's tsunami in a teacup

Is small-minded bigotry how we honour the Diggers? Yassmin Abdel-Magied's tsunami in a teacup

Irfan YusufApr 26, 201729 Comments

This concocted mass debate, like those before it and those to come, shows that we, as a nation, have no bloody idea about our values.

The real danger at Punchbowl High School is the ideological deradicalisation program

The real danger at Punchbowl High School is the ideological deradicalisation program

Irfan YusufApr 4, 20177 Comments

The debate about theoretically unsound and ideologically charged deradicalisation programs, like the one at Punchbowl High School, doesn't help students.