A prominent Muslim organisation in Australia has cancelled a live webinar in which they invited two top members of the Taliban to speak after public outrage.
The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils had organised a line-up of keynote guests to speak at Saturday's online event, which aims to discuss 'the future of Afghanistan and our role, regardless of whether we are in favour or against recent developments'.
The speakers had included long-time Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen and senior figure Sayed Abdul Basir Sabiri.
Two top members of the Taliban have been invited to address Australian Muslims (pictured Taliban members in Afghanistan
On Thursday afternoon AFIC released a letter saying Dr Rateb Jneid, the organisation's president, had made the 'executive decision' to cancel the event.
The group said it had invited the members of the Taliban to speak 'in the hope of obtaining assurances for the human rights of minorities, the rights of women to employment and education and to dissuade Australians from travelling to