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Shakira Hussein — Writer and academic in multiculturalism

Shakira Hussein

Writer and academic in multiculturalism

Shakira Hussein is a writer and academic in multiculturalism and Muslim studies at the National Centre for Excellence in Islamic Studies, University of Melbourne.

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Why I’m done fact-checking Islamophobes, racists and trolls

November 10, 2017 32 Comments

It's hard to come up with the perfect come-back when you're accosted by racists like Sam Dastyari was. But it's what happens next that is more important.

Time to put the stealth back in #stealthjihad

February 24, 2017 1 Comment

For a secret movement ostensibly trying to take over Australia, the stealth jihad seems to have an awful lot of public screw-ups.

What Donald Trump learned from Australian border policy

January 30, 2017 9 Comments

There is something very familiar about Donald Trump's new plan to stop the planes.

How we can really help women and girls escape forced marriages

January 17, 2017 10 Comments

Condemning Islam, insisting that children turn their parents in to be jailed and ostracising an entire community will not help women forced into marriage.

Lib candidate promotes racial profiling, which does have one upside

January 16, 2017 17 Comments

Racial profiling has been prohibited by Victoria Police since 2015, but James Newbury wants to change all that.

Trumpocalypse Down Under is closer than you think

December 23, 2016 9 Comments

It is not difficult to imagine a far-right coalition emerging that includes figures from both inside and outside Parliament.

‘They’re trying really hard to be racist’: the wingnuts’ wingnuts on parade

November 7, 2016 2 Comments

The "Battle of Eltham" rally against letting refugees live in the outer-Melbourne suburb seemed pretty racist. Then the Soldiers of Odin arrived.

The Manrique children were murdered, and yes we should be critical

October 21, 2016 7 Comments

Those who say they can "understand" why Fernando Manrique murdered his family are saying that people with disabilities would be better of dead.

Now we know, racists may well represent the ‘silent majority’

September 22, 2016 43 Comments

Commentators are expressing shock that 49% of Australians want to ban Muslim immigration, but it shouldn't be surprising.

Islamic State’s next target is not Bondi, it’s Muslims living in the West. They just said so.

September 8, 2016 7 Comments

An article called "The Extinction of the Grayzone" in Islamic State's magazine repeats George W. Bush's rhetoric: "You're either with us or against us".