Irfan Yusuf —

Irfan Yusuf

Lawyer, author and commentator

August, 2017

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

, Aug 25, 2017

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

, Aug 18, 2017

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

, Aug 15, 2017

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

, Jun 21, 2017

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

, Jun 08, 2017

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

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

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

, Apr 26, 2017

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

, Apr 04, 2017

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

Has political correctness failed?

, Mar 29, 2017

Chris Kenny thinks that political correctness has failed "the mainstream"-- but what on earth does this actually mean?