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An angry voice behind the veil

An angry voice behind the veil

Crikey January 24, 2011 183 Comments

This April, France will ban Muslim women from wearing face-covering veils. But one French woman Kenza Drider explains why she refuses to take off her niqab and why she’ll take her fight to the European Court of Human Rights if she gets fined.

Muslims can be blonde and aborigines can be white

Crikey September 23, 2010

Racial stereotyping doesn't help anybody. Putting Muslims against Christians in Australia, rather than both living happily and freely in a secular society brings down both sides. Andrew Bolt should take note, says Irfan Yusuf.

America: land of the feeble, home of the weak?

Crikey September 13, 2010

The amount of lies, hate and confusion swirling around the United States right now about Muslim people and Barack Obama is staggering. This isn't what America is supposed to be about, writes Nicolas Kristof.

Praying for peace: the Muslim prayer room in the Twin Towers

Crikey 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.

Breaking the fast: Ramadan in Cairo

Crikey August 19, 2010

Scott Bridges experiences sunset in Cairo during Ramadan, when residents spill onto the street to get their first bite to eat and drink after a long hot day in the holy month fast.

Waltzing Matilda

Waltzing Matilda

First Dog On The Moon May 5, 2010 31 Comments

Once a jolly swagman...

Sheridan: Ban the burqa

Crikey February 4, 2010

Immigrants must adhere to and embrace the values of their adopted countries, says Greg Sheridan. In western societies, like France and Australia, that means equality for women, and burqas have no place.

Give us a break, the fake sheik’s not worth the effort

Irfan Yusuf October 23, 2009 9 Comments

You’ve heard of tabloid media going after thick sheiks. Now some are even using fake sheiks. And even our PM is being questioned on whether their citizenship should be stripped.

Dick Gross: Why I love the hijab

Crikey October 19, 2009

My godless heart leaps with joy when I see brave, veiled Muslim women walking in Australian streets, says Dick Gross. But what's an atheistic, pro-feminist Jew doing praising the Islamic veil?

A quarter of the world is Muslim

Crikey October 9, 2009

Almost a quarter of the world's population is Muslim, according to a new study. Livemint maps the world's Muslim population, and the results may surprise some people: the majority of Islamic practitioners live in Asia, not the Middle East.