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Feb 13, 2009

Forest jihad is just another ‘us and them’ angle

Even as the search for bodies continues in the Victorian firezone, some people are searching for the “us and them” angle. Muslims have come to expect that they will be stigamised for any crime commited by any Muslim anywhere. But this week's speculation by some media and internet “commentators” about “forest jihad” has reached a new low, writes Shakira Hussein.

Every so often, I have a naïve moment in which I think that an overwhelming disaster will prompt people to lay aside their differences and come together to face of a common tragedy.

But apparently not. Even as the search for bodies continues in the Victorian firezone, some people are searching for the "us and them" angle. Muslims have come to expect that they will be stigamised for any crime commited by any Muslim anywhere. But this week's speculation by some media and internet "commentators" about "forest jihad" has reached a new low.

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