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Irfan Yusuf

Irfan Yusuf —

Lawyer, author and commentator

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

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

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?

Has political correctness failed?

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

<em>The Australian</em> declares war on Yassmin Abdel-Magied, misses the point again

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

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

Iranian revolutionary leaves a complicated legacy

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?

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

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

Three things you don't understand about the Syrian war

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

How do you stop polygamy? With overreaching surveillance, of course

How do you stop polygamy? With overreaching surveillance, of course

Pauline Hanson thinks there needs to be a national identity card in order to stop Muslims from claiming Centrelink benefits for multiple wives.

Et tu, Angela? Merkel picks politics over people

Et tu, Angela? Merkel picks politics over people

If Merkel really wants to stamp out the wearing of face veils, she will find no greater ally than the mainstream German Muslim communities.