Waleed Aly Mustafa screw loose somewhere. Miranda Devine in a target rich environment:
KUDOS to Waleed Aly. Not only did the most famous Muslim in Australia win the Gold Logie, he also ridiculed Australia’s entertainment establishment so subtly in his acceptance speech that they gave him a standing ovation. Wonderful Waleed. Hit me again!
Waleed of course delivers the “most Australians are racist” message to his elite pc audience.
Wonderful Waleed, political activist, human rights lawyer, academic, newspaper columnist, TV host, GQ cover star, darling of the Left, poster boy of Muslim victimhood, now crowned the king of Australian television, up there with Ray Martin and Bert Newton.
And Waleed did not disappoint. He dedicated his Logie to “Mustafa” and anyone else who can’t get a job in TV with an “unpronounceable” name like Waleed.
“That reason was brought home shudderingly not so long ago when someone who is in this room … came up to me and said: ‘I really hope you win. My name is Mustafa. But I can’t use that name because I won’t get a job’.” At this point, the camera cut to actress Noni Hazlehurst, crying tears of joy, or perhaps sadness. It was hard to tell. …
The audience loved his speech. There were whistles and cheers. What a guy.
Truth was a casualty, however.
But it wasn’t long before the Mustafa sob story unravelled. Poor Mustafa, who couldn’t get a job in racist Australian TV unless he changed his name, turned out to be Tyler De Nawi, star of Here Come The Habibs. In other words, he got the job precisely because he was a Mus-tafa. Who else could credibly act in a sitcom about a Lebanese Australian family who win the lottery and move from Lakemba to Vaucluse?
The irony is that leftists tried to close down the show because it alienated “non-white Australians by using cheap racist jokes,” as the Change.org petition put it.
Despite their efforts, the show went on and Mustafa, aka Tyler, kept his job.