Revealed: How Q&A Sharia law guest sought advice and support from hardline Islamist Wassim Doureihi – who repeatedly refused to condemn Islamic State terrorist attacks

A Muslim ABC presenter who told Q&A she practised sharia turned to an Islamist who repeatedly refused to condemn Islamic State murders in a shocking television interview.

Youth activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied told Q&A last week sharia to her meant praying five times a day and that Islam was the ‘most feminist religion’.

After that polarising appearance the 25-year-old writer, who also hosts an ABC News 24 program, turned to Hizb ut-Tahir spokesman Wassim Doureihi for advice on social media about how to present her arguments.

This is the same man who in October 2014 repeatedly refused to condemn Islamic State’s murderous atrocities in northern Iraq – despite being asked 11 times to do so in an 11-minute interview on the ABC’s Lateline program.

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