Yassmin Abdel-Magied says she’s being ‘deported’ from US


CONTROVERSIAL Australian writer and activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied claims she is being held by US customs officials trying to detoxify her in front of a talks in New York City.

Abdel-Magied revealed the development in a series of tweets tomorrow.

"I'm currently at the border and they said I'm being deported," she wrote. "This should be fun. What are my rights?"

Just before noon. At 10:00 she wrote an update claiming that officials had seized her phone and canceled her visa.

She said she was "currently at the border," but did not specify exactly where.

The former engineer and Queensland Young Australian of the Year were scheduled to appear on two events for the Pen America World Voices Festival together with American writer Amani Al-Khatahtbeh on April 18 and April 21.

They should discuss the challenges of life as young Muslim women in western countries. Abdel-Magied should also participate in a panel discussion on online bullying.

Mrs Abdel-Magied first made headlines last year when she described Islam as "the most feminist religion "under the appearance of ABC's Q & A.

She later caused controversy with an Anzac Day Facebook post and said," Let's forget (Manus, Nauru, Syria, Palestine …) "as some denotes disrespectful Australian soldiers.

Her ABC television broadcast Australia Wide was shaken the following month.

In November last year, in her first Australian television appearance, since she moved abroad, she told the Project Hosts that the reaction was "surreal". 19659003] "I went from being like this young Queenslander of the Year and to all these boards and councils and I was like the good Muslim girl dear. Next time it's as if everything exploded," she said.

"It is not my job to criticize other countries."

Abdel-Magied was born in Sudan in 1991 and migrated to Australia with his family a year later after the government was overturned by an Islamic military coup during the second Sudanese civil war .

She helped establish youth without borders and has served to the Council of Multicultural Australia, the UN Central Youth Working Group on Youth in 2014, the Youth G20 Summit in 2014 and the Council of Australian-Arab Relations.

"I'm now someone with nothing left to lose and it's a bit amazing. That means I can say what I want … I think the beautiful version of saying there are no sketches left to give. "

In addition to her social commentary and activism, Abdel-Magied has also recently made her debut debut in SBS's digital series Homecoming Queens.

More to come




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