Topic archives: muslims

Clowns to the left of me, jokers to my right: Muslims stuck in the middle of an uncivil war

Clowns to the left of me, jokers to my right: Muslims stuck in the middle of an uncivil war

July 6, 2015 24

The Zaky Mallah controversy has nothing to do with Muslims.

Dead Poets Society won’t stop terrorism

Dead Poets Society won’t stop terrorism

July 2, 2015 4

Short-sighted media were quick to lunge on a relatively minor recommendation from a report on countering radicalisation of young, at-risk Muslims.

Aung San Suu Kyi turning a blind eye to Rohingya plight

Aung San Suu Kyi turning a blind eye to Rohingya plight

June 1, 2015 3

Has Myanmar's opposition leader lost her moral authority?

Everything you thought you knew about jihadi radicalisation is wrong

Everything you thought you knew about jihadi radicalisation is wrong

May 27, 2015 20

Hard evidence suggests our ideas about the process of "radicalisation" of extremist Muslims are deeply flawed.

Myanmar’s refugee crisis all but ignored by Australia

Myanmar’s refugee crisis all but ignored by Australia

May 21, 2015 3

Australia's response to the discovery of slave camps and mass graves in south-east Asia, as well as the persecution and exodus of Muslim Burmese is black mark against our international duty.

Government commits billions to make Australia less safe

May 14, 2015 2

There is tonnes of money in the budget for "national security", i.e. the ongoing alienation of Muslims.

The radical danger of Geert Wilders’ free speech

The radical danger of Geert Wilders’ free speech

May 6, 2015 1

We are quick to blame a tweet from a Muslim urging violence against those at a Texas cartoon exhibition. But what about the hate speech of Islamophobe Geert Wilders?

Rabble with a cause: the importance of civil disobedience and ‘selfishness’

Rabble with a cause: the importance of civil disobedience and ‘selfishness’

April 14, 2015 1

Those who dismissed last Friday's protest against the closure of remote Aboriginal communities as selfish completely miss the point.

Sydney gunman a criminal, not a terrorist

Sydney gunman a criminal, not a terrorist

December 16, 2014 35

Man Haron Monis was a desperate, violent middle-aged man, not a jihadi.

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.

Islamophobic groups claim victory in anti-halal crusade

Islamophobic groups claim victory in anti-halal crusade

November 12, 2014

A network of anti-halal groups, some with links to One Nation, have targeted companies that sell halal-certified food, writes SmartCompany journalist Kirsten Robb.

Fatwas, blessed revolutions and snacks: an evening with Hizb ut-Tahrir

Fatwas, blessed revolutions and snacks: an evening with Hizb ut-Tahrir

October 14, 2014

Tony Abbott has declared Hizb ut-Tahrir to be unAustralian and supportive of ideas that promote terrorism. But what really happens at one of the group's events?

Postcard from Young, the ‘Muslim capital of the outback’

Postcard from Young, the ‘Muslim capital of the outback’

October 7, 2014 5

The Daily Telegraph has dubbed Young, NSW, the "Muslim capital of the outback". But former Young Witness cadet Chloe Booker finds the reality is much more complex.

How and why Shiites are sidelined from Australian public life

How and why Shiites are sidelined from Australian public life

September 1, 2014 6

The majority of Western Muslim organisations are dominated by Sunni Muslims, writes lawyer, author and commentator Irfan Yusuf. But what about the Shia?

‘This is our community’: inside the real Lakemba that Blair ignored

‘This is our community’: inside the real Lakemba that Blair ignored

August 26, 2014 16

Freelance writer Kavita Bedford retraces Tele writer Tim Blair's steps in the western suburb of Lakemba and wonders: how much did Blair really learn while inside his hotel room for one night?

Captain Pander rehearses some tired terror rituals

Captain Pander rehearses some tired terror rituals

August 22, 2014 43

We're rehearsing many of the terrorism rituals that took place in the lead-up to the Iraq War, including the targeting of the Muslim community.

Rundle: Brandis’ most important value is not free speech, it is whiteness

Rundle: Brandis’ most important value is not free speech, it is whiteness

July 3, 2014 18

George Brandis is a champion of free speech -- except, of course, if such speech is "dangerous" or "extremist".

India’s new PM an economic reformer, but will ethnic tensions linger?

India’s new PM an economic reformer, but will ethnic tensions linger?

May 19, 2014 4

Narendra Modi is India's new prime minister, with his Bharatiya Janata Party winning unprecedented support. Delhi journalist Alys Francis examines the man who "has promised the moon and the stars".

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

September 26, 2013 2

There's some piggy drama in Denmark, with daycare centres banning porcine products out of sensitivity to the religious beliefs of their charges. Plus other political snippets noted along the way.

The ugly (and fruitless) racism of Malaysian politics

The ugly (and fruitless) racism of Malaysian politics

May 8, 2013

Malaysia's political parties are being increasingly divided along ethnic lines, which could make it even more difficult for the opposition party to break the ruling party's stranglehold on government.