Anne Aly receives death threats

As reported in the ABC on Wednesday, Federal Member for Cowan Dr Anne Aly has told Parliament that she has received death threats after she condemned Immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s comments about Lebanese-Muslims in Australia.

Dr Aly, the first Muslim woman to be elected to Parliament and an expert in counter-terrorism, said the Immigration Minister's comments were "extremely disappointing" and feared they were made in malice.

She said the comments prompted death threats directed towards her family.

"I don't worry about myself because in this place I am afforded the protections that not many people are afforded," she said.

"But these were death threats against my family,” said Dr Aly.

Minister Dutton has stood by his comments today, suggesting it was a mistake to resettle many Lebanese-Muslims in Australia, claiming he spoke the truth and would not be intimidated.