Topic archives: islam

Does Facebook lead to adultery?

June 1, 2009

Indonesia's media have worked themselves into a frenzy after Muslim clerics recommended creating rules on Muslims can use Facebook, amid concerns the site could lead to illicit affairs, adultery or "worse".

Walking out on Ahmadinejad highlights West’s hypocrisy

April 21, 2009

Ahmedinijad's analysis is spot on. Europeans did kill the Jews.

How a Sufi spiritual pledge becomes an act of terrorism

September 18, 2008 3

According to a report in today’s Australian, my simple act of formally pledging allegiance to a Sufi order (known in Arabic as a “bay’ah”) has just been declared a “Muslim terrorist vow”, writes Irfan Yusuf.

Keysar Trad: UK is right to recognise polygamy

June 25, 2008 26

Recently, the UK government gave formal recognition to a human practice that dates back to the Old Testament. It was a mature decision, writes Keysar Trad.

FOI documents: AFP changed its tune on Haneef

May 19, 2008 9

Sifting through the FOI materials in the case of Dr Mohammed Haneef, a number of things become clear, writes Greg Barns.

News Corp’s strategic wahhabi alliance

May 2, 2008 1

Griffith University's Islamic Research Unit is not the only beneficiary of Saudi largesse, writes Irfan Yusuf.

Drawing a line – Islam and money in Australian Universities

May 2, 2008

Begging for Saudi funding. Bankrolled by intolerant Wahhabism. With these messages, The Australian confirms itself as the London Sun in journalist drag, writes Binoy Kampmark.

An inflated attack of Griffith Uni’s Wahhabi boost

April 22, 2008

Today's Australian claims Griffith University in Brisbane "practically begged the Saudi embassy to bankroll its Islamic campus for $1.3 million." And what was the size of the bankroll? A measly $100,000, writes Irfan Yusuf.

Islam and democracy: six speakers, four brains

April 15, 2008 1

Tonight sees the first Australian Intelligence Squared debate. The sell-out debate topic is "Islam is incompatible with Democracy", and it should be interesting, writes Irfan Yusuf.