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20 Simpsons Gifs To Explain The "Q&A" Scandal

Twenty gifs. One for each month this scandal has been going.

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So you may have heard a lot about this whole Zaky Mallah/Q&A ~scandal.~ If you're sensible, you've mostly ignored it. But because it just keeps dragging on, we thought we'd bring you up to speed. Let's climb in, shall we?

Mallah, who has been convicted of threatening to kill ASIO agents, asked government MP Steve Ciobo whether new citizenship laws would have seen him booted out of Australia for a crime he was eventually acquitted of.

Mallah said Ciobo had "justified to many Australian Muslims in the Australian community, tonight, to leave and go to Syria and fight for ISIL because of ministers like him." This caused.... a bit of a stir.

The ABC kinda, sorta backed down. It admitted it was wrong to give Mallah a platform on live TV, but also hit out at the government on free speech grounds. Basically, this:

Government MPs were still furious. Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull told Insiders host Barrie Cassidy that he had "lost the plot". The ABC was forced to increase security at its Sydney office.

Rob Stott is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney.

Contact Rob Stott at rob.stott@buzzfeed.com.

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