Islamic council forum with Taliban ‘not a free speech issue’

Broadcaster Justin Smith says the Taliban speaking at an Australian Muslim organisation’s event is “not a free speech issue”.

The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils is holding an online forum, which will include two senior Taliban representatives, to discuss the ‘Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’ and the Muslim diaspora.

“These are some of the worst people in the world,” Mr Smith told Sky News host Chris Kenny.

“This is a little bit like if a Christian organisation decided to get three members of the KKK to speak at an event.”