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Sunrise host Natalie Barr loses it at Anthony Albanese’s government

Natalie Barr clashed with education minister Jason Clare after he admitted he did not know if the ISIS brides flown back to Australia had denounced the terrorist group.

The Sunrise host grilled Mr Clare saying it was the ‘number one hot ticket item’ Australians wanted to know after they were resettled in western Sydney in October.

‘Let’s start with the number one question I keep getting asked on this: have these women denounced ISIS?’ Barr asked on Friday.

‘I presume so,’ Mr Clare responded.

The clash came as Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil was forced to meet in person with three Sydney mayors over their concerns about the resettlement – a massive backflip after she first tried to hold a meeting about the serious issue on Zoom.

Natalie Barr clashed with education minister Jason Clare after he admitted he did not know if the ISIS brides flown back to Australia had denounced the terrorist group

The Sunrise host grilled Mr Clare saying it was the 'number one hot ticket item' Australians wanted to know after they were resettled in western Sydney in October

The Sunrise host grilled Mr Clare saying it was the ‘number one hot ticket item’ Australians wanted to know after they were resettled in western Sydney in October

The heated clash came as Home Affairs Minister Clare O'Neil met with three Sydney mayors over their concerns about resettling the women

The heated clash came as Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil met with three Sydney mayors over their concerns about resettling the women

Mr Clare tried to downplay his vague answer by comparing how previous governments had handled similar issues in the past before Barr cut him off. 

‘People in western Sydney don’t want to presume they have,’ she said. 

‘It’s the number one hot ticket item, do we know that they’ve denounced ISIS and what sort of security is around these women?’

Mr Clare attempted a second time to talk about the previous government before Barr stopped him again. 

‘Let’s talk from now on, what’s happening now. Have they denounced ISIS?’ she said.

Mr Clare became appeared to lose his patience before responding to the Sunrise host. 

‘Sorry, I haven’t picked up the phone and spoken to them Nat, so I can’t tell you that,’ he said.

‘I’m giving you an honest answer, Nat.’ 

Four Australian women who have been in the al-Roj camp in Syria since the fall of ISIS arrived in Sydney along with 13 children last month following a secret operation.

‘ISIS was a rubbish terrorist organisation that went about killing innocent people,’ Mr Clare said.

Liverpool Mayor Ned Mannoun, Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone, Campbelltown mayor Goerge Greiss, Climate change and energy minister Chris Bown and home affairs minister Clare O'Neil

Liverpool Mayor Ned Mannoun, Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone, Campbelltown mayor Goerge Greiss, Climate change and energy minister Chris Bown and home affairs minister Clare O’Neil

The clash came as Home Affairs Minister Clare O'Neil was forced to meet in person with three Sydney mayors over their concerns about the resettlement - a massive backflip after she first tried to hold a meeting about the serious issue on Zoom

The clash came as Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil was forced to meet in person with three Sydney mayors over their concerns about the resettlement – a massive backflip after she first tried to hold a meeting about the serious issue on Zoom

‘Nobody on any program in Australia would have a good word to say about them.

‘And I would assume these people wouldn’t either. These are little kids, with their mothers as well.’ 

Deputy Liberal leader Sussan Ley weighed in saying ISIS was much more than a ‘rubbish organisation’ that ‘has at its heart to attack our way of life’. 

‘Could you imagine that, how you would feel as a resident in one of these suburbs, if the people who support this awful terrorist regime, actually move into their neighbourhood?’ she said.

Cr Mannoun, Fairfield Mayor Frank Carbone and Campbelltown Mayor George Greiss received a security briefing from Ms O’Neil on Friday.

The meeting comes after the three wrote to Prime Minister Anthony Albanese outlining their concerns.

‘We don’t want to politicise the matter but this affects the social cohesion and beautiful tapestry of western Sydney,’ Cr Mannoun said.

The Sunrise host grilled Mr Clare saying it was the 'number one hot ticket item' Australians wanted to know after they were resettled in western Sydney in October

The Sunrise host grilled Mr Clare saying it was the ‘number one hot ticket item’ Australians wanted to know after they were resettled in western Sydney in October 

Cr Carbone questioned why the families weren’t being returned to Melbourne, saying refugees in his area had lost their homes, their churches and witnessed the murder of people.

‘It’s like putting Hitler’s wife in a Jewish town, it’s really insensitive and really poor,’ he told Sky News on Friday.

‘I don’t think the government has thought this through.’

ISIS grew out of the political vacuum left in Iraq and the civil war in Syria, declaring a ‘caliphate’ in 2014 and ruling with an iron fist over swathes of territory between both countries.

ISIS attracted thousands of foreign fighters, including dozens of Australians, who committed atrocities and genocidal acts in some instances, according to the United Nations, towards the Gnostic-worshipping Yazidis and Christian Assyrians.

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