Labor MP Anne Aly attempts to backpedal her criticism of Scott Morrison’s reaction to Bourke Street terror attack

Labor MP Anne Aly attempts to backpedal her criticism of Scott Morrison’s reaction to Bourke Street terror attack, by Sascha O’Sullivan.

Labor MP and counter-terrorism expert, Anne Aly [born Azza Mahmoud Fawzi Hosseini Ali el Serougi], attempted to backpedal her criticism of the prime minister’s reaction to the Bourke Street terror attack, after calling it “politically desperate” on Sky News over the weekend.

“I don’t see any issue with calling out extremist behaviour and I do agree that that’s really, really important.” Dr Aly said in an interview with Emma Alberici on ABC Radio. …

Dr Aly agreed that there is something in Islamic teachings that allowed for radicalisation, and that it is “about how those particular passages in the Qur’an are interpreted.”

The Labor MP also came under fire after attempting to make a link between the victims of terrorism and the victims of domestic violence. …

Dr Aly admitted her poor choice of words, and said “It was certainly not my intention to conflate domestic violence with terrorism, I do recognise they are two very different things, and it certainly was not my intention to diminish the significance of the Melbourne terrorist attack.”

It’s like pushing on an open door. Of course Muslims have to rein in some of their outrageous ambit claims when confronted by the truth and authority. But first you have to have the cultural confidence to stand up to them — well done Mr Morrison.

Is this a sea-change taking place in Australia?

Failing to stand up, always kowtowing, led to Rotherham etc.

hat-tip Stephen Neil