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Irfan Yusuf

Irfan Yusuf —

Lawyer, author and commentator

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

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

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

Northern Qld politics no place for wusses, sheilas

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

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

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

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

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?

Why question defence force loyalty because of religion?

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

The difference between a terrorist and a terrorist

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

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

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

Bradfield, the land of true maverick conservatives

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

Bradfield preselection shows NSW Libs have changed

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

A lesson in contrasts: how one riot was reported

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.