Topic archives: muslims

Dick Gross: Why I love the hijab

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

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.

Muslims moan: Why Keysar Trad? Why?

October 6, 2009 17

Kayser Trad is the typical Muslim extremist that is dragged out to flog controversial ideas. But why aren't the voices of socially conservative Muslims who don't engage in hate speech being heard? asks Shakira Hussein.

Behind the veil of Afghanistan’s women

September 21, 2009

Despite the billions pumped into the war in Afghanistan, women's rights have barely changed since the rule of the Taliban, claims Globe and Mail, in an in-depth report on women in the conservative city of Kandahar.

Clive James gets it wrong on feminists, Muslims, Australians, you name it

September 8, 2009 2

Clive James has joined the chorus of voices railing against both Islam and Western feminists, in an article that champions two Australian “dissidents” -- Pamela Bone and Helen Garner, writes Shakira Hussein.

Govt cultivates home-grown terrorists?

August 13, 2009

Token and superficial community engagement of Muslim and Arab communities by the government is simply encouraging home-grown terrorism in Australia, writes Taimor Hazou.

Essay: the thin light shone by Rebiya Kadeer

August 3, 2009 1

It seems so long ago that we thought of the Chinese as the "nice" communists, writes Peter Craven.

Time for US to move past Arab and Muslim stereotypes

June 3, 2009

Why is there an insistence on addressing Arabs and Muslims as one unified body - that is, the so-called "Muslim world" - that behaves according to specific rationale; predisposed to respond to the same stimuli?

The Tampa that’s just docked in Camden

November 7, 2007

You’d think a proposal to build a school in a small semirural village on the outskirts of Sydney would be just another planning issue. The Council would advertise the plan, residents might raise objections based on parking or traffic or whatever. What could religion possibly have to do with it?

The Middle Eastern Gerard Henderson

September 6, 2007

Imagine writing a monograph on Islam in Australia: Democratic bipartisanship in action without interviewing a single Muslim, and launching the monograph in ... of all places ... the United Kingdom!