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Irfan Yusuf —

Irfan Yusuf

Lawyer, author and commentator


Those who judge judges, lawyers need a lesson in depression

June 22, 2011 8

We need our legal profession to consist solely of stable, sane and depression-free individuals.

NSW election: the ethnic vote battle that is Lakemba

March 1, 2011

With the NSW election coming up on March 26, there will no doubt be plenty of attention paid to the so-called ethnic vote.

The media pigeonholing Muslims is not helping any cause

February 18, 2011 7

Yes, there's a lot that all ethnic and religious communities in Auburn and Lakemba community need to do, but to assume that gangland is defined purely by one religion is just ridiculous. Last time I checked, the Morans weren’t praying five times a day.

Al Jazeera English’s Cairo performance: it’s the new CNN

February 4, 2011 8

If the first Iraq War in 1991 made CNN’s reputation, surely its ongoing coverage of the Egypt uprising should cement AJE’s reputation as a world-class broadcaster.

Stuff the dirty dunnies, it’s the religious violence that could halt Delhi

October 1, 2010 1

Yes, many Indians are very embarrassed over the poor state of the dunnies at the athletes’ village in New Delhi. But they are more concerned about the threat of communalist violence.

The real Delhi: not as dirty, scary and chaotic as the media thinks

September 28, 2010 1

Over the past few weeks, we’ve read Western sporting officials declare that Delhi’s Commonwealth Games won’t work because the city (and in particular the athletes’ village) is “filthy”, “uninhabitable” and “seriously compromised”. It's only half the story.

Northern Qld politics no place for wusses, sheilas

August 19, 2010 1

Politics in central Queensland mining town of Mackay isn’t a game for wusses. Or women for that matter.

Welcome to the US of Hey, that’s a lot of security

July 21, 2010 5

What do you get when you build your intelligence service up to such a size that it occupies three times the floorspace as the main centre of your executive government?

What would L Ron Hubbard do? Roll up for religion at $195 a pop

December 10, 2009 1

The Parliament of the World’s Religions was held at the Melbourne Convention Centre this week, but the chance to enter paradise and share in the joy, peace, love and crystals came with a hefty price tag.

Why question defence force loyalty because of religion?

November 12, 2009 5

Our troops have a job to do. We should allow them to do it and not waste their or our own time with moronic speculations based on isolated incidents.