31-year-old Yassmin Abdel-Magied has revealed that she might never return to Australia and is irritated by the Australian accent even after 5 years of leaving the country after she was slammed for her ‘insensible’ Anzac Day post on social media.
The Sudanese-born writer and activist left Australia back in 2017 and moved to London after the vile Facebook comments, coming back only a few times due to her visa requirements to continue her stay in the UK.
Ms. Abdel-Magied revealed in her new book Talking About A Revolution, that she might give up her Australian citizenship, after deciding to move permanently to the UK or the US.
‘I’ve emigrated, I’m not going back. I’ve emigrated in the same way my parents left Sudan, I have left Australia,’ she told the Sydney Morning Herald.
Ms. Abdel-Magied would be left with a Sudanese passport and would find it much more difficult to come back to Australia if she indeed surrendered her passport.
Also, it will be a couple of years before she can acquire British citizenship, despite recently marrying a UK man.
Her 2017 Facebook post “LEST.WE.FORGET. (Manus, Nauru, Syria, Palestine …)”, created a huge backlash, and even Minister Peter Dutton, who was in charge of immigration back then, slammed the post as a ‘disgrace.’