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Reactions to London terror show language of the far-right has been normalised

Irfan Yusuf June 21, 2017 11 Comments

The recent attack on a Muslim centre in Finsbury Park, London, had some elements of our media describing the incident as a "revenge attack".

What is Islamic State doing in the Philippines?

Michael Sainsbury June 20, 2017 1 Comment

We are a month into the siege of the country’s biggest Muslim city, Marawi, by groups who have aligned themselves with the so-called Islamic State.

Lib candidate promotes racial profiling, which does have one upside

Shakira Hussein January 16, 2017 17 Comments

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

How do you stop polygamy? With overreaching surveillance, of course

Irfan Yusuf December 12, 2016 4 Comments

Pauline Hanson thinks there needs to be a national identity card in order to stop Muslims from claiming Centrelink benefits for multiple wives.

Et tu, Angela? Merkel picks politics over people

Irfan Yusuf December 9, 2016

If Merkel really wants to stamp out the wearing of face veils, she will find no greater ally than the mainstream German Muslim communities.

Is Cannes’ burkini ban so different from Bondi’s bikini one?

Crikey August 25, 2016 11 Comments

Parts of France have banned the modest Muslim swimming costume known as the "burkini". Is forcing women to disrobe in public really the way to stop radical Islam? Lawyer and author Michael Bradley looks at parallels to Bondi's infamous bikini ban in the 1950s.

The two men at the centre of the bloodshed in Turkey

Irfan Yusuf July 20, 2016 3 Comments

Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Fethullah Gulen's rivalry extends to Australia.

News Corp gumshoe Sharri Markson does serious jernalisms on toddlers’ hair

Irfan Yusuf July 8, 2016 3 Comments

News Corp senior writer Sharri Markson has whipped up a brand new scare campaign against Muslims based on the practice of toddlers wearing hijabs.

Turnbull says the right things on Muslim relations, but culture of fear remains

Shakira Hussein March 10, 2016 3 Comments

Yes, Malcolm Turnbull is much better at reaching out to the Muslim community than Tony Abbott was. But there is still a long way to go.

Rundle: Islam does not need a reformation, but the West might

Guy Rundle December 17, 2015 14 Comments

Violent fundamentalism does not come out of Islamic nations. It comes out of Islamic nations that have been violently occupied by Western powers.