Muslim psychiatrist slams Yassmin Abdel-Magied for ‘brushing off’ Islam’s abuse of women while enjoying the ‘freedoms & privileges’ of the West

A Bangladeshi-born Muslim community leader has accused Islamic youth activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied of being in denial about how Islam is linked to the abuse of women.

Tanveer Ahmed – a psychiatrist, Sydney councillor and former multicultural adviser – criticised the founder of Youth Without Borders for telling the ABC’s Q&A program Islam was ‘the most feminist religion’.

Dr Ahmed, who also had a comic role with the Seven Network’s No Bingo game show, said the 25-year-old activist was an example of a Muslim who enjoyed the freedoms and privileges of the West but convinced themselves those luxuries were also ‘Islamic’.