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Irfan Yusuf —

Irfan Yusuf

Lawyer, author and commentator


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

May 23, 2017 15

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

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

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

April 4, 2017 7

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?

March 29, 2017 2

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

Sorry, Malcolm, but multicultural Australia is not ‘united, strong, successful’

March 23, 2017 5

And guess whose fault that is?

The Australian declares war on Yassmin Abdel-Magied, misses the point again

February 17, 2017 10

For some reason, Caroline Overington, in her attacks on Yassmin Abdel-Magied in The Australian, cannot seem to understand this whole idea of soft diplomacy.

Iranian revolutionary leaves a complicated legacy

January 12, 2017 1

The guy was the wiliest of wily politicians who co-authored the constitution that created the revolutionary government.

Guess who’s coming to $150-a-head anti-Islam dinner?

January 10, 2017 15

Who on Earth would turn up to Kirralie Smith's "Defending Freedom of Speech Halal Choices" fundraiser? Spoiler: it's Bernardi. And Christensen. And attention-starved Ross Cameron.

Three things you don’t understand about the Syrian war

December 19, 2016 7

For a start, the rebels are not one big happy family all fighting for a common notion of justice.