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What Donald Trump learned from Australian border policy

What Donald Trump learned from Australian border policy

There is something very familiar about Donald Trump's new plan to stop the planes.

Now we know, racists may well represent the ‘silent majority’

Now we know, racists may well represent the ‘silent majority’

Commentators are expressing shock that 49% of Australians want to ban Muslim immigration, but it shouldn't be surprising.

Surviving my first Ramadan

Surviving my first Ramadan

Four years ago Rollo Romig converted to Islam. But this was the first year he observed Ramadan, fasting every day from dawn until dusk, until the family would finally feast together.

Inside the mind of a Pakistani journo

Inside the mind of a Pakistani journo

Only 23% of Pakistani journalists view US foreign policy favourably, but 76% are supportive of American people themselves. More than half of surveyed journalists in Pakistan think the government shouldn't pass policies that don't abide with Shariah law.

Muslims don’t fit into a simple left v right debate

Muslims don’t fit into a simple left v right debate

Last week Fairfax columnist Paul Sheehan fed the idea that Islam is a monolithic entity that's fundamentally incompatible with western values. That's what's wrong with the current debate about Islam, says writer and filmmaker Ruby Hamad.

How many jihads does it take to get banned on YouTube?

How many jihads does it take to get banned on YouTube?

YouTube is known for its liberal attitudes towards censoring content, but after ongoing pressure from American and British officials a selection of radical sermons from an American-born Muslim have been removed from the site, reports Robert Mackey.

Mosque debate burns on in US

Mosque debate burns on in US

A Florida pastor cancelled his Koran-burning stunt -- on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks -- to protest the planned mosque near Ground Zero, after claiming to have made a deal with the imam to move the mosque. The imam denies any deal, but the event raises concern for growing right-wing extremism in the US.

Islamophobia is a myth

Islamophobia is a myth

The debate over whether to build a mosque just blocks from Ground Zero isn't about intolerance, writes Jonah Goldberg, in a controversial article about the 'myth' of anti-Muslim sentiment in the States.

Video: Ground Zero anti-Muslim rally

Video: Ground Zero anti-Muslim rally

Tensions continue to flare in American as anti-Muslim advocates take to the streets. This confronting video of a rally at Ground Zero depicts an African American man harangued by the crowd.

Gillard shatters the glass ceiling. So what now?

Gillard shatters the glass ceiling. So what now?

It's a Big Moment, there's no denying it. We might have a female PM, but women still struggle not only with misogyny but also with racism, poverty, disability and all the myrid forms that marginalisation can take.