Topic archives: muslims

How an Islamic fashion exhibition exposed the true Aussie spirit

January 31, 2018 20

Hijabi fashion is here to stay, but The Australian didn't get the memo writes Shakira Hussein.

Crikey Worm: we are one vote away from marriage equality

November 30, 2017

Good morning, early birds. Dean Smith's marriage equality bill made it through the Senate with nothing but net, and it looks set to do the same in the House. Plus, Donald Trump has endorsed the UK far right in a series of tweets. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

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

June 21, 2017 11

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?

June 20, 2017 1

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

January 16, 2017 17

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

December 12, 2016 4

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

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?

August 25, 2016 11

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

July 20, 2016 3

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

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

July 8, 2016 3

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

March 10, 2016 3

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

December 17, 2015 14

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

Media Briefs: News Corp backtracks

November 27, 2015

That poll wasn't reported accurately.

You can’t condemn terrorism if no one is listening

November 18, 2015 33

The Grand Mufti of Australia said "our thoughts and prayers are with the victims ... at this time of unspeakable horror". But right-wing pollies and shock jocks heard something rather different ...

Breed, (white, rich) women of Australia!

November 10, 2015 9

There is a baby drought! Except it seems to be a drought of a very particular kind of baby ...

Rundle: new anti-extremist security plan erodes our freedom

Rundle: new anti-extremist security plan erodes our freedom

November 3, 2015 7

We're sleepwalking towards a surveillance state -- so why isn't anyone speaking up?

How Turnbull can avoid Howard’s mistakes in alienating Muslims

How Turnbull can avoid Howard’s mistakes in alienating Muslims

October 16, 2015 5

A few imams do not represent Australian Muslims. Here are the people Turnbull should really be talking to.

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.

Did FBI Islamophobia entrap an American Jew?

September 18, 2015 3

Was "Australi Witness" entrapped by the FBI?

<em>Tele</em> misidentifies lawyer as ‘female companion’ of ‘homegrown extremists’

Tele misidentifies lawyer as ‘female companion’ of ‘homegrown extremists’

July 15, 2015 6

The Daily Telegraph gravely misrepresented a Muslim lawyer on page 4. Now the paper has apologised ... on page 53.