Irfan Yusuf —

Irfan Yusuf

Lawyer, author and commentator


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

August 15, 2017 4

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

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

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

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.