DFAT Supports Hijab wearing
Ms Abdel-Magied who sat next to Malcolm Turnbull at the Iftar dinner for Muslim leaders held at Kirribilli House last year to celebrate the end of Ramadan, made headlines this week when, as a guest on the ABC’s Q&A program, she described Islam as “the most feminist” of all religions.
Her statement was rejected by a fiery senator Jacqui Lambie, who argued that those countries where sharia informs the law are some of the most violently misogynistic places on earth.
Pity it was left to
Corporal Senator Jackie Lambie to respond but Abdel-Magied’s statement certainly needs debate.
This also needs some debate;
The federal government paid for activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied to tour some of the world’s most repressive Islamic regimes last November, promoting her book about being a Sudanese-Egyptian-Australian Muslim woman who wears the hijab.
The tour, which included stops in Saudi Arabia, where women are flogged for adultery and are not permitted to drive, was funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, which declined yesterday to reveal the cost.
Why would DFAT feel a need to dish out taxpayers funds to promote a book in the Middle East advocating hijab wearing ?