Labor candidate for the WA seat of Cowan and terror de-radicalisation expert Anne Aly has derided Pauline Hanson’s push for a royal commission into Islam as a “far-fetched” proposal that will create division. …
Well, she would say that, wouldn’t she?
Ms Aly also denied comments from Justice Minister Michael Keenan, regarding her work with de-radicalisation, had damaged her campaign, saying they had instead boosted her chances.
The counter-terrorism researcher wrote a submission to a New South Wales court in the trial of former Perth-based radical Junaid Thorne during his sentencing hearing for taking a flight under a false name.
During the campaign, senior Liberals including Deputy Leader Julie Bishop said Ms Aly must explain why she helped someone of “great interest to our security and intelligence” agencies.