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Irfan Yusuf

Lawyer, author and commentator


Forced error: Aly and allies move against deliberate ignorance in newsrooms

November 1, 2017 21 Comments

The launch of Media Diversity Australia, a new group calling for more balanced representation in Australian media, has highlighted once again how we have to go.

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

September 7, 2017 17 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

August 25, 2017 2 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

August 18, 2017 1 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

August 15, 2017 4 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

June 21, 2017 11 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

June 8, 2017 7 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

May 23, 2017 15 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

May 18, 2017 3 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

April 26, 2017 29 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.