Yassmin Abdel-Magied triggers anger with Anzac Day Facebook post, by Pia Akerman.
Muslim activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied has sparked outrage with an Anzac Day Facebook post telling people “Lest we forget (Manus, Nauru, Syria, Palestine)”.
Ms Abdel-Magied posted the message this afternoon, but swiftly removed the bracketed portion and apologised as people began to complain she had hijacked the Anzac memory for political and religious reasons.
PC person apologizes, rare event!
“It was brought to my attention that my last post was disrespectful, and for that, I apologise unreservedly,” she said.
“No s**t it was disrespectful,” one person responded. “Don’t try and hide behind your words. You clearly said it with malicious intent.”
“Your previous post has completely discredited you,” another person said. “Not only have you disrespected those who gave their lives so you can enjoy Australian freedoms and speak your mind, you have very clearly voiced your real agenda here.” …
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade last year paid for Ms Abdel-Magied to tour some of the world’s most repressive Islamic regimes, including Saudi Arabia, promoting her book about being a Sudanese-Egyptian-Australian Muslim woman who wears the hijab. Former prime minister Tony Abbott subsequently accused her of being “blindfolded” during the taxpayer-funded speaking tour of the Middle East and Africa.
hat-tip Stephen Neil