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Australian Non-Muslims and Muslims Solidarity Rally and March | Wear a Hijab Week

No war

Since the terror raids and proposed anti-terror laws we have seen a wave of unwarranted anti-Muslim violence around the country. Mosques have been defaced in Brisbane, a woman was bashed on a train in Melbourne, and in Sydney a man with a knife threatened students and staff at an Islamic primary school.

Women in hijabs have been targeted specifically, since they are visible members of Muslim communities. Such cowardly attacks have no place in our country.
The Abbott government and their budget cuts are deeply unpopular. They are trying to whip up xenophobia and fear in the community to deflect attention away from themselves and their policies. Now the government is trying to build support for another war in the Middle East by sowing division in our communities.

The media and politicians are trying to convince Australians that there are terrorists in every suburban street and that every person who identifies as Muslim is a potential terrorist. But we will not let the government’s racist scape-goating and fear-mongering divide us as a nation. United we will stand and together we will walk this Sunday in solidarity to bring awareness that we will not be fooled by the rhetoric they use to sell their lies.

Join us this Sunday 19th October 2014 – 2pm

Australian Non-Muslims and Muslims Solidarity Rally

Sydney Town Hall

Australian Non-Muslims and Muslims Solidarity Rally

No to Anti Terrorism Laws – No to War in Iraq

Calling on all orgs to endorse this statement and march. If you are united and stand with us in solidarity please send your approval as a signatory to this statement and we will add you to the website.

Contact Us via email >>info

 

Signatories

Somali organisation for Development Aid

Youth Victoria

Rashid Alshakshir – Community Activist & filmmaker

Rebecca Kay – Community Activist

Socialist Alliance

ISJA (Indigenous Social Justice Association)

Palestine Action Group

Green Left

Dr. Tamer Kahil

Australian Syrian Association

Muslim legal Network

Islamophioba register

Nakhlah Childbirth Organisation

Gabrielle Pei Tiatia (USYD SRC Ethnic Affairs Officer, Anti-Racism Collective Sydney Uni)

Almir Colan – Australian Centre for Islamic Finance (AusCif)

 

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