A Muslim woman who went toe-to-toe with controversy king Milo Yiannopolous says he’s a ‘d***head’ and ‘hypocrite’, while also claiming she earns more money than him.
Emma Eros took on the right-wing firebrand in a debate during his tour of Australia on Wednesday, with video of their tense discussion going viral online hours later.
The 38-year-old, who runs a construction business in Sydney, was accused of ‘being a bad Muslim’ by Yiannopoulous after she struggled to recall the five pillars of Islam.
But speaking to Daily Mail Australia a day after their tense exchange Ms Eros went on the attack, slamming the political commentator after he called for Islam followers to be kicked out of Australia.
Emma Eros, who was born in Australia to Lebanese-Muslim parents, has hit back at controversy king Milo Yiannopolous after their heated debate (pictured) which went viral on social media
Construction owner Ms Eros (pictured) claimed she earned more money than Yiannopolous after he accused her of not paying enough Zakat – a donation to charity required by Muslims
Ms Eros, who supports banning the burqa, said she got shouted down after asking a question and soon realised she was there simply to be put on show by Yiannopolous.
‘I was trying to ask for Muslims like myself not to be put in the same pile as terrorists and he just completely bombarded me,’ she said.
‘I lost my train of thought and couldn’t even remember the five pillars because it is quite difficult to speak when the other person is speaking over the top.
‘As soon as I got up there I should have shut my mouth, because he was acting like a d***head and he thought: “I’ve got a Muslim on show, I’m going to shut her down”.’
Ms Eros said she had simply wanted to ask Yiannopolous how there was ever going to be peace unless ‘fear mongering’ about Muslims stopped.
But during their debate Yiannopolous instead focused on daily prayers, if she was a ‘perfect Muslim’ and how much Zakat – a donation to charity – she paid each year.
The 38-year-old Muslim, who supports a burqa ban, challenged Milo Yiannopoulos on Islam
The construction worker told Daily Mail Australia despite Yiannopolous’ claims she did give money to charities every year and also some to her mother who handed it out overseas
The construction worker told Daily Mail Australia she earns millions of dollars a year building high-rise apartments across Sydney, and makes large donations to charity.
‘I give money to my mother and she goes and visits charities in Lebanon, and I give to charities in Australia all the time as well,’ Ms Eros said.
‘I just ask my mother (how much to give) and she’ll say if you missed Ramadan give this. Charity is charity, it’s not like you have to give an exact amount.
‘I probably make more money than he does to be honest, but I’d happily be broke if I knew I was helping others.’
Yiannopolous has previously had a book deal which reached number two on the New York Times best sellers list.
During their debate Milo told the mother-of-two: ‘I seem to understand more about the Koran than you do’.
Hitting back on Thursday, she said Yiannopolous still didn’t understand ‘what Islam actually meant’ having earlier explaining she was far from a devout follower.
Hitting back on Thursday, Ms Eros said Yiannopolous (pictured) still didn’t understand ‘what Islam actually meant’ having earlier explaining she was far from a devout follower of Islam
Yiannopolous (pictured), the former tech editor of right-wing Breitbart media was due to front a forum in Sydney on Thursday night, but that was postponed until Tuesday next week
‘His idea of Islam is that it’s what happens in Africa or Somalia or Saudi Arabia – he’s got no idea,’ she said.
‘I made it clear that I am a Muslim and not a perfect one. I do not believe any person is Muslim.
‘Milo dodged my questions and I realised I was brought there to be put on show but that is OK as Milo is trying to sell a book.
‘He has no interest in solutions that are practical. His solution is to send all Muslims back to the Middle East… I honestly thought Milo was smarter than that.’
Yiannopolous, the former tech editor of right-wing Breitbart media was due to front a forum in Sydney on Thursday night, but that was postponed until Tuesday next week.