Just as the banner of freedom of speech is often used to mask racism and bigotry so too is this issue of political correctness.
The Call Out takes a closer look at the 2016 Federal Election – the results, the implications of a fractured Senate and the rise of far right candidates, in particular Pauline Hanson and One Nation.
Why Abbott’s failure to condemn Reclaim Australia rallies is a test of character
By Wardina S Fadlullah Wilmot Trying to brush off the rallies by convincing ourselves that those views are of the minority did not make any discomfort go away. The rally was dangerous, wrong […]
Australia PM reinforces long-manufactured climate of fear and framing of Muslims as ‘Other’.
Let the prime minister be clear that his liberal democracy has come full circle and now no one can oppose the ideology or policy of the state.
Like most Australians, I was surprised to learn of the recent ‘Sydney Siege’ taking place as I went about my daily routine. For many of us, to hear of such scenarios playing out are chilling.
We all share pains. Granted they are at different levels for different people but yet the belief is that my pain or sorrow cannot be compared to anyone else’s.
Tony Abbott should duck. Labor is unelectable. The Greens are ineffective. And News Limited has no moral compass.
Another American war “on behalf of” the people of the Middle East is imminent. That it is directed against Islamic State is not an adequate cover for what may well be the real goal: to consolidate American hegemony again through new military bases and full control over oil wealth.
Radicalisation: “Dangerous game fuelled by the media” Three key points: The disproportionate attention given to “radicalism” on TV screens and front pages of newspapers feeds into ongoing misrepresentations of Muslims living in […]
by Binoy Kampmark, The current prime minister of Australia may have never had it. If he did, he has certainly lost the plot. Every national image is bound to be wrapped in […]
The Australian government has increased the pressure on the Muslim community with a new raft of draconian ‘anti-terror’ laws soon to be tabled to parliament. The laws blatantly target and seek to […]
Have we reached a point in which Muslims may only speak about “safe Aussie topics” such as footy, cooking and so on, or when articulating mainstream values that assuage concern and reinforce […]
Dear Ms. Chapman, I was greatly disturbed by your comments as quoted in The Age on June 20, 2014: “Every day in the media there are cases of people being raped by […]
Islamophobia is not just bigotry or fear. It’s a frenzy that fills the gaps in our social imagination. As Badar’s cancelled talk shows, it also doesn’t require the Muslim to say anything
It is not that Islam doesn’t believe in love so Muslims don’t celebrate Valentines Day and the likes. Rather, the concept of love is SO STRONG in Islam that it refuses to […]
Uthman Badar’s opening statement in the Intelligence Squared Australia debate on free speech and insults of religious sanctities.
Cultural change in Australia has been driven by generations of immigrants. But the generous spirit towards new arrivals has grown cold and now we stand at a crossroads.
The first multi-faith room in an Australian shopping centre has been opened.