Yassmin Abdel-Magied’s ABC show “Australia Wide” axed

Yassmin Abdel-Magied’s ABC show “Australia Wide” axed, by Rachael Blaxdale.

The ABC is discussing future ­opportunities with Muslim activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied after axing the show she hosts.

Abdel-Magied sparked a ­furore last month with her Anzac Day post: “Lest We Forget (Manus, Nauru, Syria, Palestine …)”, prompting criticism from senior government MPs.

Sure ABC, we believe everything you say:

In a statement yesterday, the national broadcaster said its decision to scrap Abdel-Magied’s Australia Wide show was not related to the backlash over her comments. …

ABC managing director ­Michelle Guthrie last night also insisted the decision was not related to the Facebook post. …

Abdel-Magied sparked outrage in February when she claimed Islam was “the most feminist religion” during an appearance on the ABC’s Q&A program.

‘One down, many to go’ at ABC, by the Australian.

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton says there is a “cultural problem” with the ABC and its panel show Q&A, as he called for victims of terrorist attacks and their families to be heard over “some academics”. …

“I actually think there is a fundamental problem with the ABC, particularly around Q&A, the composition of the audience, the selection of these people on the panel and the direction it’s given by Tony Jones. You’re right you’ve raised my blood pressure.”

Mr Dutton also said the axing of Muslim activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied’s show on the ABC was a “good start” but there were more employees who should be dismissed.

“One down, many to go,” he said.

hat-tip Stephen Neil