Wave of disgust forces Australian Muslim group to cancel a webinar with the ...

Wave of disgust forces Australian Muslim group to cancel a webinar with the ...
Wave of disgust forces Australian Muslim group to cancel a webinar with the ...
Overwhelming wave of disgust forces Australian Muslim group to cancel planned webinar with the Taliban Taliban figures were to speak at Australian Federation of Islamic Council webinar Saturday's event was to discuss 'the future of Afghanistan' and Australia's role Sparked widespread outrage and condemned by refugees and war veterans  The event was cancelled on Thursday afternoon the group's president said  

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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

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

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