Australian “Lateline” reporter Emma Alberici in an interview with Wassim Doureihi, would not let the Islamic spokesman play hopscotch with her questions.
Alberici gave Doureihi several opportunities to answer her question and condemn the tactics being used by the Islamic State, such as beheading journalists and aid workers and mass murdering women and children.
“I’ll explain to you why the question itself is quite disconcerting,” Doureihi said after he avoided answering Alberici’s question yet again, “because what we’re talking about is a particular reality where millions have lost their lives. Countries have been destroyed, homes…”
“You are clearly obfuscating, and I did not invite you onto this program to do that,” Alberici interjected. “Why will you not, point-blank, condemn the actions of IS fighters? Men that cut off the heads of innocent journalists and aid workers?” she continued amidst Doureihi trying to talk over her.
“The question itself is offensive,” Doureihi said.
But Doureihi would not elaborate on the question at all but would again reiterate his last comment that “millions have lost their lives.”
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot, in a radio appearance after the Doureihi and Alberici interview, praised the reporter for her questioning during the interview.
“She’s a feisty interviewer,” he said. “Good on her for having a go and I think she spoke for our country last night.”
Doureihi is the spokesman of Hizb ut-Tahrir, a radical, global Islamic group that is after the creation of a global Islamic caliphate.
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H/T The Blaze