London is calling Yassmin Abdel-Magied

London is calling Yassmin Abdel-Magied, by Simone Fox Koob.

Ms Abdel-Magied said in a series of tweets last week she was “re-entering the ring” after being “traumatised” following an Anzac Day Facebook post which prompted a political firestorm.

She wrote on Facebook on April 25 this year: “LEST. WE. FORGET. (Manus, Nauru, Syria, Palestine…).”

Last week, she claimed the fallout from the post — which drew criticism from several senior politicians — had not blown over.

“Staying silent left a vacuum that other voices gleefully filled with hate and vitriol that was deeply racist,” she said.

“If I stay silent, then ‘they’ win. Then others get to define the narrative. Then those with deep institutional power are able to silence … (and) I can’t abide that.”

She also sparked outrage earlier this year when she declared on the ABC’s Q&A program that Islam was “the most feminist religion”.

How will the ABC fill the vital feminist-Muslim slot in its line-up now?