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?
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.
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.
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”.
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.
Some reporting and analysis of today's raids in The Oz of an alleged terrorist group showed a laughable ignorance of Somali and/or Muslim cultures.
Peter Costello thinks Christian schools should only have Christian teachers. Perhaps he could learn a thing or two from many of Australia's Muslim schools, says Irfan Yusuf.
The NSW Liberals' religious right want to roll back secularism. But if they do that, hey’ll effectively make the Party unelectable. They’ll also be answering Nathan Rees’ prayers.
Barack Obama's visit to Ghana, his first tour of sub-Saharan Africa, didn't please everyone, writes Irfan Yusuf.