Q and A host Tony Jones
Q and A host Tony Jones

ABC's Q and A needs to go: Senator James McGrath

NAMBOUR Senator James McGrath has called for the ABC to take Q and A off air after allowing  a suspected terrorist, Zaky Mallah, to appear on Monday night.

Mr Mc Grath has written to the ABC Board arguing an apology wasn't enough.

" Dear Mark Scott and ABC Board, saying "sorry' isn't good enough after your QANDA stitch-up with that convicted grub Zaky Mallah," Mr McGrath said on his Facebook page.

"QANDA should be taken off the air until the review has been completed.

"You are our taxpayer-funded national broadcaster and should behave as such.

"Currently you are behaving in the manner of leftist student union radio station from the late 1970's.

"Grow up.  If changes are not made then you should consider your own positions."

Mr McGrath is one of many Liberal MPs who have expressed outrage at the popular Monday night show's strange selection of its guests.

Zaky Mallah was the first man in NSW charged under then new anti-terrorism laws in 2003.

Q and A host Tony Jones intervened when the 30-year-old Mulsim activist claimed the view of Parliamentary secretary Steven Ciobo gave Australian Muslims the justification they needed to join Islamic State.