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Is it cos I is black? When you’re a “young brown Muslim woman”, obviously you should be automatically immune to charges of racism.

It is with a profound sense of schadenfreude that I announce that:

Yassmin Abdel-Magied has revealed she is the subject of a complaint to the Australian Human Rights Commission over her tweets

A professional whinger with the dress sense of a Mr Whippy van ramming a Mardi-Gras parade, Yassmin came to Australia as a refugee from the Sudan. Australia has blessed her with not just a safe haven, but an education, and job opportunities up the wazoo, almost all of them on the Australian taxpayers’ dime. One might expect that such largesse from a country on the other side of the world from her war-torn birthplace might have engendered just a smidgen of gratitude.

But, no, Yassmin’s entire public career has been a litany of complaints and sneers at her adoptive country.

Ms Abdel-Magied’s commentary soon landed her in controversy — there was an outcry when she described Islam as the most feminist religion on ABC’s Q&A and a backlash in January when she was seen to mock Australians concerned by gangs of boys and young men of African descent committing crimes in Melbourne. The gang members were often either refugees, migrants or the children of refugees or migrants

Of course, anyone who drew even the slightest attention to these facts is a racist.

Yet, despite declaring Islam “the most feminist religion”, Abdel-Magied has exhibited a strange reluctance to forsake the racism and misogyny of the West, which she so loudly decries, for the comfort of an Islamic country. Shocked – shocked – that she was actually criticised for sneering at Australia’s fallen soldiers, Yassmin upped stakes for the Islamic safe haven of Britain.

Because, of course, Australia was just too racist to appreciate the gift of playing host to this Muslim genius. Nothing to do with the fact that she had shot her own media career to pieces, while her former engineering employer – probably with some relief – declined to take her back. Not that the change of scenery seemed to help much. Even in Britain, Abdel-Magied continued to whine about how hard-done-by she was.

So this latest development is truly the icing on the cake for Australians who have endured years of Yassmin’s Islamo-scorn

Overnight she indicated on Twitter that somebody had complained about her tweets to the Australian Human Rights Commission, which has previously been scrutinised for running secretive, flawed cases.

Yes, it’s odd, that: the AHRC took two years to even bother notifying a group of white university students that they were under an investigation that cost several of them thousands of dollars and ruined reputations before the case was finally thrown out by a court. Yet a self-described “brown Muslim woman” gets priority treatment.

Ms Abdel-Magied did not reveal which of her tweets were the subject of a complaint but wrote: “I mean, wow. People have a lot of time on their hands.”

Yes. Yes, they do – and they have repeatedly used the AHRC as a Star Chamber, to harass, bully and intimidate anyone who doesn’t toe the approved leftist, multi-culti line. Whether they be a nationally-celebrated, award-winning political cartoonist, or a lowly university student.

Now the sword has been turned against its wielders. And they don’t like it, not one little bit. Indeed, the stress of the whole affair seems to have triggered Yassmin’s inner Ali G.

Is it cos the process of doing so is exhausting in of itself? Cos I wasn’t brought up with it as an option when something happened — we were taught to just brush it off and deal w it? It it cos I subconsciously didn’t believe it would make a difference … Like, I’m a well educated woman …

Still, Yassmin could always turn for comfort to her favourite mentors: anti-gay and anti-women group Hizb ut-Tahrir. Inshallah.

– The Australian


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