Days on from Monday night’s controversial episode of Q&A, US pop superstar Solange Knowles has weighed in on the heated debate around sharia law, offering a message of love for panellist Yassmin Abdel-Magied.
“Yassmin Abdel Magied…. You made my morning,” the singer tweeted to the 25-year-old mechanical engineer and youth ambassador on Thursday.
“OMG. THIS!” Abdel-Magied replied. “PS Thanks, and power to you sista. Keep fighting the good fight, inshallah.”
The tweets come following a debate Abdel-Magied and independent Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie had about sharia law on Monday and the consequent fallout that has followconversationesation.
Things first kicked off when Lambie claimed any Australian who supports sharia law should be deported.
Being a practicing Muslim herself, Abdel-Magied responded by asking the senator if she actually knows and fully understands what sharia law is.
"My frustration is that people talk about Islam without knowing anything about it and they're willing to completely negate any of my rights as a human being, as a woman, as a person with agency, simply because they have an idea about what my faith is about," Abdel-Magied said.