Jacqui Lambie issues statement after misusing a photograph of a policewomen in a burka on her Facebook page.
PUP Senator Jacqui Lambie was reprimanded after she posted this controversial image of a woman in a burka on her Facebook page:The photograph is of Afghanistan’s first female police officer, named Malalai Kakar. She was a strong women’s rights activist, who was shot down by the Taliban in front of her family and friends in 2008.
Lambie’s use of the image as political propaganda in her campaign against the burka has been called “an insult” and “misappropriation” by the photographer Lana Slezic.
“It’s a misappropriation of Malalai Kakar’s identity of her family. It’s an insult to her family and her children and I’m appalled by the way it’s been used really.
“All the women of Kandahar knew who she was and knew they could come to her with their problems. Problems like domestic violence, rape, forced marriage.”
Lambie has now released a statement that reads:
An intruder has jumped the fence and made it into the White House.
On Friday a 42-year-old man named Omar J Gonzales was able to pass US Security Forces and make it into the front doors of the White House before being apprehended.
The security breach is said to be one of the most significant since President Obama took office.
Obama and his family were not at the White House during the intrusion.
60,000 Syrian Kurds have crossed into Syria to escape the Islamic State.
Over 60,000 Kurdish civillians have fled their homes into Turkey over the last few days, in anticipation of an attack by the Islamic State on the Syrian village of Kobani.
The town is a particular target as it is located near the border, blocking the Sunni Muslim militants from advancing their cause in the north of the country.