Update from Tim Blair:
Three hours after touching down in Minneapolis, she was on a plane back without her passport.
Maybe her Hizb ut-Tahrir friends can help sort this out. Travel issues aside, Abdel-Magied will shortly return to our screens to deliver another dose of tax-funded Islamic PR.
Yassmin Abdel-Magied refused entry to the US by immigration officials
Muslim activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied has been refused entry to the United States this morning by immigration officials and put back on a plane.
Ms Abdel-Magied, who was travelling to the US for a series of speaking engagements, used social media this morning to reveal she had been detained in Minneapolis.
Abdel-Magied confirmed the news on social media to her followers in a series of tweets that she was at the US border where officials said she would be deported.
Ms Abdel-Magied was in Minneapolis where the incident occurred.
In other news:
CHINA BULLIES: NO VISAS FOR OUR MINISTERS
China is acting like a thug, with bullying tactics that should make us worry even more about its influence here:
“China has gone cold on Malcolm Turnbull’s government over recent anti-China rhetoric, reportedly refusing to grant visas to senior ministers. Prime Minister Turnbull this morning admitted there was ‘some tension’ in the Australia-China relationship after his government introduced laws to crackdown on foreign interference and espionage.”
She tweeted that she was deported after an Officer Herberg looked at her case within a few minutes.
She added: “Oh, and they still have my passport. Apparently I can’t be trusted with it until I’m in a foreign country because, as Officer Blees said, ‘planes get turned away back way too often and then…”
She was due to speak at the Pen World Voices Festival in New York where she was locked in to talk at two events. One was titled “The M Word: No Country for Young Muslim Women” on April 18, and the other was “Take back the net: Fighting online hate” on April 21.
The news comes after she fled Australia after claiming she was the nation’s most hated Muslim.
Now the former ABC TV presenter – who made headlines with a number of politically charged statements about Islam, Anzac Day and African gangs – has also recently moved into acting.
Ms Abdel-Magied fled to London last year in the wake of the controversies surrounding her after she compared Australia to an “abusive boyfriend”.
She is about to make her acting debut in the new SBS series Homecoming Queens.
Created and co-written by Michelle Law, the series looks at the lives of two young women as they deal with life after major illness.
Ms Abdel-Magied took to Instagram to share her news, describing herself as “SO excited” this month.
Last month, the former Queensland Young Australian of the Year was given a coveted free speech award by human rights group Liberty Victoria.
Ms Abdel-Magied was awarded the 2018 Young Voltaire Award for being a “role model” to young women, Muslims and migrants.
“I won an award for free speech y’all,” Ms Abdel-Magied said on Twitter at the time.
“This one is for all those young Muslims and POC (people of colour) in Aus and around the world who know their equality is conditional, but know they need to speak anyway. And for all of those who tried to silence me … Eat your hearts out.”
Ms Abdel-Magied’s career has not been without several incidents where her words courted controversy.
She had a heated exchange on ABC’s Q&A with former Tasmanian senator Jackie Lambie where she declared: “Islam to me is the most feminist religion.”
Ms Abdel-Magied also shocked Australia with her Anzac Day gaffe, where she posted on Facebook: “Lest We Forget (Manus, Nauru, Syria, Palestine …).”