Outrage as Australian Federation of Islamic Councils invites Taliban figures to speak at webinar

Fury as the TALIBAN get a stage to speak at an event in suburban Australia – with the extremist group’s top spokesperson as an invited guest










Two top Taliban members have been invited to address Australian Muslims in a live webinar, sparking outrage.

The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils has organized a lineup of keynote guests to speak at Saturday’s online event, which aims to “discuss the future of Afghanistan and our role, whether we are for or against recent developments.” to be’.

Speakers include longtime Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen and senior figure Sayed Abdul Basir Sabiri.

Two top Taliban members invited to address Australian Muslims (photo Taliban members in Afghanistan)

The news of the webinar has sparked public outcry.

“This is absolutely horrific and it shouldn’t be happening,” 2GB breakfast host Ben Fordham said on his show on Thursday

“The Taliban are getting the chance here in Australia to brainwash young Muslims.”

The event has been condemned by Afghan refugees from the Hazara minority who had to flee the country in the 1990s.

Long-time Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen (pictured) is among the speakers

Long-time Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen (pictured) is among the speakers

“It’s completely inappropriate,” refugee lawyer Sitarah Mohammadi told The Australian.

“It’s really traumatizing to see such faces at a prominent event like this.

“Our people have suffered so terribly at their hands, and continue to do so to this day.”

Promotion of this Saturday's live webinar (pictured) has sparked outrage in the community

Promotion of this Saturday’s live webinar (pictured) has sparked outrage in the community

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