Islamic activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied has tweeted she is been denied entry to and deported from the United States, where she was slated to speak at an event for young Muslim women.
Abdel-Magied who was due to speak in New York for the Pen World Voices Festival was labelled an “anti-Australian Islamic apologist” by Australian Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi and her ABC TV program Australia Wide was scrapped following a nationwide backlash over an Anzac Day Facebook post last April which read: “Lest We Forget (Manus, Nauru, Syria, Palestine ...).”
A fresh row erupted this week when it was revealed Abdel—Magied will present a new ABC iView series next month looking at Australia’s Islamic headwear fashion scene called “Hijabistas! with Yassmin Abdel-Magied”
One of the talks she was due to give in the United States was titled ‘The M Word: No Country For Young Muslim Women’, and the other is about fighting online hate.
Abdel-Magied was born in Sudan, one of the countries that was originally included in US President Donald Trump’s travel ban but removed from subsequent versions.
She tweeted that she is being deported despite travelling on an Australian passport.
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