Talk:Waleed Aly

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Duplicated Sentence[edit]

"In May 2016 Aly was Liberty Victoria's winner of the Voltaire Award for free speech." - appears twice (talk) 06:49, 29 October 2016 (UTC)

John Perkins[edit]

does John Perkins really rate a free plug on this article? If so why? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:07, 13 September 2012 (UTC)

What ISIL wants = ISIL is weak?[edit]

The ref for "What ISIL wants" is now a dead link. There is but I don't know that it is the same video, even though Google thinks it is.

Mark Hurd (talk) 15:23, 6 July 2016 (UTC)

Two sentences which require examination[edit]

The following sentence has been removed

  • Writing in The Australian, Dr Paul Monk has said, "In accepting his Voltaire Award, Aly needs to step up and champion freedom of speech in the Muslim world and freedom to criticise Islam itself, including the Prophet — as Voltaire himself did."

with the challenge based on, (1) "why should this opinion be included over any other?" and (2) with, "no other quotes, seems WP:UNDUE and WP:NPOV".
On this basis, the following content also requires assessment.

  • Aly has been defended by Scott Stephens, editor of Religion and Ethics ABC, in response to claims that Aly's role, "is to sanitise the public image of Islam". Stephens has also said that "Aly is idolized by young Muslim academics".

Recommend both sentences are retained. Please discuss. Enabsir (talk) 04:53, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

What value does the extra quote add? - it needs to stand on its own legs to warrant inclusion. It looks to be contextless abuse of Aly and Islam to me, and Monk doesn't seem to be a specialist in any relevant field. Nick-D (talk) 08:27, 9 August 2016 (UTC)
Monk's article received some coverage from like-minded circles, which shows the impact of his writing in this instance. The quote shows that awarding the Voltaire Award to Aly was not without controversy. But, as Enabsir asks, if Monk's piece can't be part of the article, why should Scott Stephens', who is just a much or as little qualified as Monk? I wouldn't mind if both commentators were mentioned here. If they are, the paragraph with Stephens' opinion should be repositioned away from the chronology of "Media". -- Michael Bednarek (talk) 11:59, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

Two weeks & consensus, two-to-one Enabsir (talk) 20:36, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 7 June 2017[edit]

Hi there, I suggest that either in the education or legal and academic career section it be added that in May 2017 Waleed Aly completed/received a PHD on global terrorism, as per this link from Monash Uni's website: Gatthow (talk) 09:22, 7 June 2017 (UTC)

I've just added this - thank you for pointing it out. Nick-D (talk) 11:26, 7 June 2017 (UTC)

Reverts not notable enough[edit]

Nick-D it's really good that you have now managed to find a source for all these parts of the article which were not sourced and so quickly like you highlighted. well done. However I don't believe they are notable enough to be included in the article but rather seems to be some type of coatrack and making Aly out in an overly positive light while I see you have reverted the criticisms of Aly that are equally found in various Sources and could just as easily be hung on the same coatrack. I look forward to the reasons you think they are notable enough to include.Birdy1234 (talk) 11:23, 8 June 2017 (UTC)

Do not disrupt Wikipedia articles to illustrate a point Nick-D (talk) 08:28, 9 June 2017 (UTC)


There is a tonne of criticism out there against this guy and has caused his fair share of controversy. I feel there ought to be some summary of this stuff.? Alexandre8 (talk) 12:38, 16 June 2017 (UTC)