Topic archives: islam

It’s always someone else

November 4, 2015 1

Crikey readers discuss counter-terrorism and other issues of the day.

Malcolm turns over a new leaf on Muslim relations, but it needs work

Malcolm turns over a new leaf on Muslim relations, but it needs work

October 5, 2015 15

It is plain common sense for the authorities to work with, rather than against, Muslim community leaders and elders.

No excuse for bigotry, no matter how you dress it up

September 14, 2015 2

Crikey readers discuss foreign policy and other issues of the day.

Rudd/Gillard adviser: Abbott drums up Islamophobia to help his election chances

Rudd/Gillard adviser: Abbott drums up Islamophobia to help his election chances

August 7, 2015 4

The Abbott government and its supporters are doing Daesh's work for it in creating a culture of fear. Wonder why that might be ... Jeremy Hillman, former adviser to Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd, explains.

Finding and combating radicalisation: a study in confusion

Finding and combating radicalisation: a study in confusion

May 28, 2015 8

In this, the second of a two-part series on radicalisation, Bernard Keane explains that spotting radicalisation, a task now being handed to teachers, is harder than governments make out.

Islamophobic housewives say Australia is going to halal in a grocery basket

Islamophobic housewives say Australia is going to halal in a grocery basket

April 2, 2015 20

There is a growing trend of anti-Islamic women appointing themselves guardians of the Christian domestic realm, by "battling" halal certification on the home front.

Meet Pakistan’s all-singing, all-dancing, burqa-wearing free speech defenders

Meet Pakistan’s all-singing, all-dancing, burqa-wearing free speech defenders

January 23, 2015 5

A Pakistani theatre company threw caution to the wind by performing a controversial, satirical play about burqas and freedom of expression.

How to keep the bastards honest

January 16, 2015

Crikey readers have their say about the Charlie Hebdo killings, ads on SBS and other issues of the day.

Mayne is wrong on state debt and privatisation

January 15, 2015 4

Crikey readers have their say on the political implications of Islam and the Charlie Hebdo killings, as well as other issues of the day.

Let’s march for freedom of information, not free speech

January 13, 2015 1

Crikey readers have their say on Guy Rundle's take on the Charlie Hebdo marches, and other issues of the day.

Rundle: ‘Hebdoiste’ world leaders laud satire but quash true dissent

Rundle: ‘Hebdoiste’ world leaders laud satire but quash true dissent

January 12, 2015 48

Recently converted “Hebdoiste” world leaders exemplify the meaninglessness of our post-political age.

The fallacy of free speech in Australia

January 12, 2015

Crikey readers have their say on press freedom and other matters of the day.

Razer: Je ne suis pas <em>Charlie</em>

Razer: Je ne suis pas Charlie

January 9, 2015

Though satire has a rich history in Western culture, it does not win wars. And to believe that Charlie Hebdo was attacked simply for its irreverence is tragically myopic.

Six ways to deal with the far-right

Six ways to deal with the far-right

January 9, 2015 16

The fallout from yesterday's Charlie Hebdo will likely produce a wave of support for far-right parties. Here are some practical lessons in dealing with extremist political parties.

Hizb ut-Tahrir leader’s murder exposes Abbott’s (and our) ignorance

Hizb ut-Tahrir leader’s murder exposes Abbott’s (and our) ignorance

November 25, 2014 23

Tony Abbott has accused Hizb ut-Tahrir of supporting terrorism, and Emma Alberici has accused it of having links to Islamic State. But tell that to the leader of HT recently murdered by IS. Lawyer, author and commentator Irfan Yusuf reports.

All good in the Hudood: Pakistan doesn’t need Malala’s secularism, says female pollie

All good in the Hudood: Pakistan doesn’t need Malala’s secularism, says female pollie

October 17, 2014 16

Former Pakistani MP Raheel Qazi believes a woman's first priority should be her family and that Malala Yousafzai's goal of a secular Pakistan should never be realised.

There’s more to Islam than the Koran

October 13, 2014 1

Crikey readers have their say on the media's portrayal of Islam and other issues of the day.

Emma Alberici (and the West) doesn’t understand anything about Muslims

Emma Alberici (and the West) doesn’t understand anything about Muslims

October 10, 2014 45

Emma Alberici's drawn praise for her heated interview with the head of a radical Islam group, but her conduct was not exemplary.

The ‘preference whisperer’ issues a challenge

October 10, 2014 1

Crikey readers have their say on the Victorian state election, why we don't know anything about Islam, and retina scans at airports.

Lifting the veil on the real reason for banning the burqa in Parliament

Lifting the veil on the real reason for banning the burqa in Parliament

October 2, 2014 22

How are Muslim women supposed to join "Team Australia" when our leaders insist on portraying them as dangerous outsiders?