Waleed Aly

Waleed Aly

Waleed Aly hosts Drive on ABC Radio National and is a lecturer in politics at Monash University. He writes fortnightly for The Age.


Legally Brown: Muslim comedian finds the funny in radical, be it jihadists or bogans

Waleed Aly Probably the most telling moment in last night's debut episode of Legally Brown was when Nazeem Hussain quipped that white viewers would be 'expecting funny accents, jokes about the weird foods we...

Zero Dark Thirty

Justifying means to end bin Laden puts Bigelow on torturous path


Waleed Aly Whatever Kathryn Bigelow's intention with Zero Dark Thirty, her new blockbuster about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, one fact is inescapable: this is a pro-torture film.

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Patriotic triumph

Newsroom episode laden with revenge

Jeff Daniels in a scene from <i>The Newsroom</i>. Right: Osama bin Laden.

Waleed Aly What does Aaron Sorkin’s drama series really tell us about the American psyche in its treatment of the killing of Osama bin Laden?

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