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Irfan Yusuf

Irfan Yusuf —

Lawyer, author and commentator

Pakistani school massacre reminds us why we can't blame Islam for terrorism

Pakistani school massacre reminds us why we can't blame Islam for terrorism

At funerals for the dead students kill Pakistan, mourners will recite the same words uttered by the terrorists. And yet some would have us believe Islam has something to answer for.

Fatwas, blessed revolutions and snacks: an evening with Hizb ut-Tahrir

Fatwas, blessed revolutions and snacks: an evening with Hizb ut-Tahrir

Tony Abbott has declared Hizb ut-Tahrir to be unAustralian and supportive of ideas that promote terrorism. But what really happens at one of the group's events?

Emma Alberici (and the West) doesn't understand anything about Muslims

Emma Alberici (and the West) doesn't understand anything about Muslims

Emma Alberici's drawn praise for her heated interview with the head of a radical Islam group, but her conduct was not exemplary.

The complicated calculus of terrorists v war criminals

The complicated calculus of terrorists v war criminals

Why have we been focusing all of our attention on lone-wolf terror suspects, while a man accused of horrific war crimes attracts scant mention?

Terror hysteria: <em>Herald Sun</em> plays judge, jury and executioner

Terror hysteria: Herald Sun plays judge, jury and executioner

What do you get when you cross a blatant disregard for facts and legal due process with a "feral Andrew Bolt column"? The Herald Sun, of course.

Should freedom of speech extend to God? A blasphemous debate

Should freedom of speech extend to God? A blasphemous debate

Freedom to lampoon religion and religious figures is still a criminal offence in most states and territories. Should it be? At a debate in Sydney last night, the strong feeling was no.

Why Muslim leaders must change the rhetoric

Why Muslim leaders must change the rhetoric

Many Muslims in Sydney haven't been this embarrassed since Shaykh Hilaly's infamous catmeat comments. It's time to change the rhetoric from Muslim leaders.

Ten years on, 9/13 a milestone for minorities

Ten years on, 9/13 a milestone for minorities

Today is the 13th day of September -- 10 years after an important milestone for the United States and the West. Ten years ago our way of life and our freedoms, our liberal democracy and our rule of law were all assaulted and violated. It is time to stop and reflect.

Those who judge judges, lawyers need a lesson in depression

Those who judge judges, lawyers need a lesson in depression

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

NSW election: the ethnic vote battle that is Lakemba

NSW election: the ethnic vote battle that is Lakemba

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