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Irfan Yusuf

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Submitted by Not a fan of Irfan (Australia), Feb 20, 2008 at 22:54

Irfan Yusuf has a long history of "nasty attacks". See: http://rwdb.blogspot.com/2007/08/careful-i-know-where-you-live.html

for details of a case where he stalked and attempted to intimidate a person with whom he disagreed, by publishing their private details on one of his many blogs. When challenged on it, having his own details published, he became very self-righteous demanding the other blogger remove his details or he would contact the police. He was subsequently exposed for posting while pretending to be somebody else - http://rwdb.blogspot.com/2007/08/sock-puppet-alert.html

Irfan Yusuf also inferred that he wished Mark Steyn would drop dead, when Steyn visited Australia. http://timblair.net/ee/index.php/weblog/die_old_men/

Yusuf loves the sound of his own voice and as testament to this, has over a dozen blogs which all link to each other. Most people are content with one. He is very good at speaking out, but not very good at listening. His total inability to engage in civilised debate has been noted by others. http://forum.onlineopinion.com.au/thread.asp?article=4867&page=0

As a lawyer, he also has a habit of threatening others with legal action for what he perceives as defamation (and others perceive as simply calling him on what he may have said). I'm sure he could land a job with CAIR though might find the First Amendment to be something of a new challenge. Sadly, despite these personality traits, the Australian media seem to hold him in high esteem and publish him frequently as a spokesperson for (ostensibly) "moderate Australian Muslims". Perhaps he is the best they can find?


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