September 29, 2014 11
So-called firebrand Muslim Yvonne Ridley turns out to be funny, down-to-earth and a staunch feminist.
August 26, 2014
Crikey readers share their thoughts on the budget, News Corp and other issues of the day.
July 21, 2014 10
Some religions prohibit women from having formal power, while others are open-minded. You might be surprised where some religions fall on the spectrum ...
November 8, 2013 21
Freedom to lampoon religion and religious figures is still a criminal offence in most states and territories. Should it be? At a debate in Sydney last night, the strong feeling was no.
July 5, 2013 40
Labor MP Ed Husic was criticised for being sworn in on a Koran -- but the influence of Christianity on Parliament is far greater than Islam. Crikey asks whatever happened to the separation of church and state.
May 29, 2013 16
ANU's student newspaper ran a satirical infographic poking fun of Islam; ANU responded with censorship. Outgoing Woroni editor Farz Edraki argues, ironically, it's been more damaging than the graphic.
May 2, 2013 3
A new Pew Research Center survey of Muslims around the globe finds that most adherents are deeply committed to their faith and want its teachings to shape not only their personal lives but also their societies and politics.
April 18, 2013 17
Is there still anti-Muslim sentiment in lower Manhattan? After the Boston bombings, Crikey visits the 9/11 memorial and Park51, the so-called "Ground Zero mosque", to find out.
February 20, 2013 26
As Geert Wilders spoke in Melbourne last night, protesters gathered outside -- but it was less violent, and more ideological, than mainstream media reported. Crikey intern Michelle Slater was there.
February 20, 2013 19
Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders spoke in Melbourne last night. Shakira Hussein, a Muslim, attended for Crikey -- she found it weird and at times menacing.
December 11, 2012 1
Egypt is being rocked by competing political forces. But to blame President Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood entirely misses the domestic nuance of the situation.
September 4, 2012 2
Fatma Nabil made history yesterday as the first woman on Egyptian state television to read the news while wearing a veil.
August 17, 2012
Four years ago Rollo Romig converted to Islam. But this was the first year he observed Ramadan, fasting every day from dawn until dusk, until the family would finally feast together.
March 22, 2012 1
Crikey readers have their say.
July 25, 2011 21
In addition to the horror of Friday's slaughter in Norway, there has been the secondary shock of what it has revealed about so much of the west's attitude to terrorism.
July 25, 2011 2
Considering the knee jerk coverage from some of the world's media outlets over the weekend, this is worth the click.
February 17, 2011 31
Ideology and personalities are usually the stumbling blocks to political unity. But they work in quite different ways in the Liberal and Labor parties.
December 30, 2010
It might have been five years since a Danish newspaper published cartoons of Mohamed the Prophet, but five suspects have been arrested in a suspected foiled terror plot against its offices.
September 24, 2010
Members of the Texas Board of Education think that the current prescribed school textbooks are too pro-Muslim and anti-Christian in their focus. A worthy recipient of our 'USA: WTF?' tag, we think.
September 13, 2010
The twin towers of the World Trade Center held a Muslim prayer room, a popular and calm place. It's an important fact to remember amongst all the mosque near Ground Zero vitriol: Muslims and Islam have always been a part of life there.