Irfan Yusuf —

Irfan Yusuf

Lawyer, author and commentator


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.

The difference between a terrorist and a terrorist

October 26, 2009 7

When is a terrorist deemed a genuine refugee who doesn’t pose any threat to Australia? When they're not a Muslim, apparently. But what makes the Tamil Tigers any different to Hamas, Hezbollah or the Taliban?

Give us a break, the fake sheik’s not worth the effort

October 23, 2009 9

You’ve heard of tabloid media going after thick sheiks. Now some are even using fake sheiks. And even our PM is being questioned on whether their citizenship should be stripped.

Bradfield, the land of true maverick conservatives

September 23, 2009 5

All 20 candidates in this Saturday’s Bradfield preselection must be pondering one major question: exactly what do local Liberal Party preselectors in a safe seat look for in a candidate?

Bradfield preselection shows NSW Libs have changed

September 22, 2009 2

At this Saturday’s Bradfield preselection at the Hornsby RSL, one of the front runners will be a conservative who also happens to be openly gay, although Irfan Yusuf doubts that he'll be wearing a skivvy.

A lesson in contrasts: how one riot was reported

September 14, 2009 3

Skin colour makes a huge difference on the language used, when it comes to how violent street riots are reported in the media. Better to be a London Nazi skinhead than a Sydney Lebanese Muslim.

Terrorism is about occupation, not religion

September 8, 2009 34

Why did these young Muslim men decide to kill thousands of people? Excerpts from their “martyrdom mission” video recordings all point to one simple theme: “Get out of our lands”.

The warped logic of banning al-Manar

August 11, 2009 2

There are many good arguments for and against allowing the Lebanese Hezbollah-run TV station al-Manar to be broadcast in Australia, writes : but those put forward by the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council aren't any of them.