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ABC's Lateline hosted a mind-boggling feature interview on Wednesday night, with Emma Alberici duelling with Wassim Doureihi, a spokesman from controversial Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir.

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The Prime Minister targetted Hizb ut-Tahrir earlier in the day, calling them "hate preachers" and announcing a crackdown on speech he considered anti-Australian.

At one point Doureihi condemned violence but yet wouldn't give a simple yes or no to the original repeated question.

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The host called it "extraordinary" and fielded several complaints on Twitter.

@NeilJohnno I've never, in 20 years of broadcasting had someone not answer a single question. Extraordinary

Emma Alberici@albericieFollow

@NeilJohnno I've never, in 20 years of broadcasting had someone not answer a single question. Extraordinary

12:05 AM - 09 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Wassim Dourehi did a seriously bad job on #lateline tonight. Did not answer a single question

Julian Burnside@JulianBurnsideFollow

Wassim Dourehi did a seriously bad job on #lateline tonight. Did not answer a single question

10:45 PM - 08 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Emma Alberici was right to stridently push for proper answers to her questions given inflammatory nature of Hizb ut-Tahrir #lateline #auspol

Michael Byrnes@MichaelByrnesFollow

Emma Alberici was right to stridently push for proper answers to her questions given inflammatory nature of Hizb ut-Tahrir #lateline #auspol

7:33 AM - 09 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

It's on! I think Hisb ut-Tahrir need a new spokesperson. #lateline #auspol

Emperor God Goughlam@leftocentreFollow

It's on!

I think Hisb ut-Tahrir need a new spokesperson.

#lateline

#auspol

10:40 PM - 08 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

After watching that #lateline interview with @albericie I thought this might be appropriate.

Stephen Boland@sjbolandFollow

After watching that #lateline interview with @albericie I thought this might be appropriate.

1:58 AM - 09 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But there was definitely not universal praise for Albericie's hard questioning.

Sure, go in hard, press the interview subject, but the qs were what I'd expect from Bolt or Alan Jones. @albericie @rglover702

Abdul Rahman@servusclementisFollow

Sure, go in hard, press the interview subject, but the qs were what I'd expect from Bolt or Alan Jones. @albericie @rglover702

2:03 AM - 09 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@Stivette @Lateline @albericie @ABCTV Emma you got a meme now Congrats #ABC #Australia #twarofterror

M. Mustafa Mustaan@mmmustaanFollow

@Stivette @Lateline @albericie @ABCTV
Emma you got a meme now
Congrats
#ABC #Australia #twarofterror

4:49 AM - 09 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The Prime Minister seized on the interview as proof Hizb ut-Tahrir were "un-Australian" and personally praised Alberici's interview.

Prime Minister Abbott: ”Good on Emma Albericie, she’s a feisty interviewer… I think she spoke for our country last night” #lateline #auspol

Mark Di Stefano@MarkDiStefFollow

Prime Minister Abbott: ”Good on Emma Albericie, she’s a feisty interviewer… I think she spoke for our country last night” #lateline #auspol

8:40 AM - 09 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Commercial radio stations were playing the audio all morning.

@Simon_Cullen I just heard 10 of the 11 minutes replayed by Ray Hadley while sitting in the waiting room at the doctors.

James Massola@jamesmassolaFollow

@Simon_Cullen I just heard 10 of the 11 minutes replayed by Ray Hadley while sitting in the waiting room at the doctors.

10:19 AM - 09 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

It's a moment few will forget, for a show that was rumored to be axed just weeks ago.

Todays question. Will @albericie end up on #Abcmediawatch? Next question: Who cares?

john@John_HannaFollow

Todays question.
Will @albericie end up on #Abcmediawatch?

Next question: Who cares?

7:04 AM - 09 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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