‘Are you a Muslim?’ Twitter reacts to Pauline Hanson’s appearance on Q&A
Posted by ABC TV on Saturday, 30 July 2016
ABCTV produced a teaser trailer titled “You Can’t Ask That” on their Facebook page. You Can Ask That is about breaking down stereotypes and offering genuine insight into the lives of people who live with labels. This episode about Muslims, has members of the Muslim community answering questions like: Do you secretly agree with terrorists?, Whats the deal with all the beards? Have you ever been abused because you’re a Muslim?, What bits of your religion would you change?, How can you justify your treatment of women?. The participants respond to the questions and explain their views about Islams, Muslims and speak about common issues westerners feel they wouldn’t be able to ask.
The series gives an unmediated platform to some of the most misunderstood or marginalised people in our country: short statured, wheelchair users, transgender, Muslims, ex-prisoners, fat, Indigenous, sex workers, terminally ill, and people in polyamorous relationships. You Can’t Ask That starts Wednesday.
This father of a fallen U.S. soldier has strong words for Donald Trump.
Posted by AJ+ on Friday, 29 July 2016
The father of an American-Muslim soldier killed in action has contrasted his family’s “undivided loyalty” to America with Donald Trump, who has “sacrified nothing and no one”, in a moving speech delivered at the Democratic National Convention.
Khizr Khan delivered one of the most powerful speeches on Thursday at the convention in Philadelphia. In it, Mr. Khan spoke about how his 27-year-old son, Humayun Khan, an Army captain, sacrificed his life in a car bombing in 2004 in Iraq as he tried to save other troops.
“Donald Trump, you are asking Americans to trust you with our future. Let me ask you: Have you even read the US Constitution?” said Khan. He then reached into his jacket pocket and pulled out a copy of the document. “I will gladly lend you my copy. In this document, look for the words liberty and equal protection of law.”
The audience whistled and cheered as he waved his copy in front of them.
He criticized Mr. Trump, saying he “consistently smears the character of Muslims,” and pointedly challenged what sacrifices Mr. Trump himself had made. Mr. Khan’s wife, Ghazala, stood silently by his side; she has said in news reports that she finds talking about her son painful.