Irfan Yusuf —

Irfan Yusuf

Lawyer, author and commentator


Somali politics is just as much about clan as it is religion

August 4, 2009 2

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.

Costello shows little faith in the possibilities of education

July 29, 2009 3

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.

NSW Libs at loggerheads as intra-factional action heats up

July 28, 2009

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.

Is Obama sucking up to Muslim and Arab nations?

July 14, 2009

Barack Obama's visit to Ghana, his first tour of sub-Saharan Africa, didn't please everyone, writes Irfan Yusuf.

Your unpronounceable surname could cost you that job

June 18, 2009 3

A new study has found wide-spread labour market discrimination against people with foreign names when applying for jobs in Australia.

Iranian elections: of mullahs, women and Jews

June 11, 2009

Iranian elections aren’t exactly perfect and neither is Iranian democracy, but Iran is far more democratic than other “moderate” states (as in pro-Western) in the Middle East, writes Irfan Yusuf.

Writers’ fest does blogging. Your thoughts?

May 25, 2009 1

To blog or not to blog? That was just one of the questions posed by moderator Rachel Hills to a panel of bloggers, journalists and one burnt-out ex-journalist at a Sydney Writers’ Festival gig on Sunday.