Yassmin Abdel-Magied was absolutely f***ing correct in her status about Anzac Day and it's utterly atrocious what she's being hit with now
The real reason conservative politicians, right wing newspapers and good old fashioned racist Aussie dickheads feel so comfortable baying for the
blood of a woman like Yassmin is because she is a Muslim woman of colour who they want to believe doesn't have the right to be here.
Yassmin Abdel-Magied is worth one million of these derelict a***holes. I'd rather have her here enriching Australia and its culture than any one of
them, any day of the week.
But unlike Yassmin, I was born here. So you can f***ing come after me, dickheads. Tell me to leave if I don't like it. Tell me I'm a disgrace. I've
heard it all before and I am not afraid of you. You people are a pathetic bunch of cowards with no f***ing respect for history or the absolute f***ing
devastating tragedy of war.
IT IS YOU WHO DISGRACE THE MEMORY OF THE ANZACS, IN YOUR GLORIFICATION OF WAR, NATIONAL PRIDE AND
A Brief Summary of events put into Context
Yassmin Abdel-Magied first caught widespread national attention after her appearance on an Australian TV show with a guest panel themed format
involving the discussion of various topics and issues from around the country and even the world, especially topics of a political or social nature,
called Q&A (Google it if you need to as the Wikipedia summary link won't work due to formatting issues.) Not long ago, she appeared on that show and
got involved in a heated discussion with already well-known politician Jacqui Lambie
instances of heated discussion even made worldwide news I think, so you might now even know what I am referring to.
If not, just to inform you: Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a Muslim activist living in Australia who made the following statement: "Islam to me is the most
feminist religion. We got equal rights well before the Europeans. We don't take our husbands' last names because we ain't their property."
). If that still doesn't
ring a bell, here is the YouTube Video of the incident: The discussion
. Even that needs to be
put into context if you don't watch the video I just linked: Jacqui Lambie is well-known for her anti-Islam views and having her on the show at the
same time as a Muslim activist was going to lead to what happened anyway, but what is very significant
to notice is the way the argument has
been misinterpreted by different groups with different interests — see the "My Analysis of the whole series of events" section later.
When Yassmin Abdel-Magied was pushed far enough to lose her composure, she intentionally misrepresented the point Jacqui Lambie was trying to get
across to her. In other words, Yassmin Abdel-Magied was forced to admit she didn't have a valid answer to Jacqui Lambie's criticism: Sharia (law) is
incompatible with Australian Law and its social values and culture. Any objective observer of that incident can see Jacqui Lambie's comments had
nothing to do with feminism AT ALL. But Yassmin Abdel-Magied chose to interpret it that way to avoid discussing why Sharia is bad for Australia.
The latest article linked above
Yassmin Abdel-Magied made a controversial post on Facebook on the 25/04/2017 which was
in Australia, which was deleted after
receiving strong backlash for the statement. I cannot verify the FULL statement anywhere, but it has been widely reported as along the following
Using the phrase "Lest we forget" (an established phrase in regard to ANAC day, perhaps even worldwide, as a day to recognise the heroic efforts of
war veterans from the past) with other words involving global conflicts and past events involving Muslims and the West and also drawing attention to
Australia's hypocrisy in regard to its controversial policies of past and present. Basically, she was politicising the term "Lest we forget" to
express her strong opposition to Western involvement in Muslim countries and Australia's hypocrisy, and our failure on a national level to recognise
those issues, while still fixating on a national level to the past actions of veterans whose efforts we do recognise and appreciate for protecting our
way of life.
Enter Clementine Ford. I don't think I need to put Clementine Ford's position into context because it will detract from the purpose of this thread. In
short: she is a feminist author who is backing Yassmin Abdel-Magied for her deleted Facebook comments and holding her up as a beacon of light within
the feminist and Australian Muslim communities. That is all detailed in the article.
My Analysis of the whole series of events
You can say what you like about Jacqui Lambie, and plenty has been said about her, but she does come across consistently as sincere in regard to
sticking to her principles instead of hiding behind an ideology and pretending she still does. Can the same be said for Yassmin Abdel-Magie? I don't
believe so if you consider the latest fiasco mentioned in the above article. Is that a good thing? Maybe, who knows these days?
The reaction of the majority of the Australian MSM was predictable: use this isolated example of a Muslim making a mistake and making a mountain out
of a molehil in regards to if we should support Islamic beliefs in Australia. The prediction of non-Muslim supporters of Islam within Australia was
predictable: most of them rushed to the defence of the women because she is an activist who happens to be coloured, female and Muslim. The predicted
response of the feminist community was predictable: use a non-related controversial topic and make it a feminist issue, while also getting to demonise
anybody critical of feminism. The only party not
predicatble at this point is the ATS communty's response once it is all put into context.
Hence, this thread.
Yes, Jacqui Lambie is excessive in her anti-Islam rhetoric. Yes, Yassmin Abdel-Magied has been harshly criticised at times when she didn't deserve to
be, but I doubt that is ONLY because of her gender, race and religion. Is Australia overly sensitive when it comes to criticising the widespread
fixation on the heroic past efforts of the ANZACS? At times, YES, but let's not forget her post was made on ANZAC day
either, so it's not as if
she was picked on for no reason at all. Clementine Ford, despite not knowing much about her besides being a prominent feminist author, has decided to
disregard EVERYTHING and put her ideology before logic, reason and facts about what happened. Is it surprising? No, but it is AGAIN highly
What should we ask ourselves?
Can ideology really overcome reason? In this case, I believe it most certainly CAN. And sadly, this is not an isolated example.
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