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Rahma Aged Care

Australian Muslim community to build $20 million aged care facility

By: MV Media Source: Sydney, Australia – The Australian Muslim community in Sydney is set to get its first aged care facility that will specifically cater for the needs of the elderly Muslim community. The Muslim owned and managed Rahma Aged Care facility is a $20 million project that will be built next to the iconic Gallipoli Mosque in the western Sydney suburb of Auburn. The project is not due to be completed till 2017 and a major fundraiser is being held this weekend to help raise funds and awareness of the project. interviewed Ibrahim Hammoud, a Director of Rahma Aged Care about the project. Why the need for a Muslim aged care facility? Over...

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‘Je Suis Muslim’ rally held in Sydney

By: EuroNews Source: EuroNews Holding ‘Je Suis Muslim’ placards among others, around 800 people have taken part in an anti-Charlie Hebdo rally in Sydney. Organisers say it was intended to be a “peaceful and respectful event” to counter negative media coverage of Islam following the recent attacks in Paris. Police say the protest passed off peacefully but four people were arrested and 10 others were moved on for breach of the peace. Before Friday’s rally Prime Minister Tony Abbott warned against it being used to incite violence. He called on more Muslim leaders to distance themselves from what he said were “evil things that are done in the name of Islam”. Copyright © 2015 euronews...

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Reports: Sydney siege hostage struck by police bullet

By: BBC Source: BBC Katrina Dawson, 38, was killed when fragments of a police bullet ricocheted and hit her in the heart and shoulder, Sydney newspapers report. She was one of two killed when officers stormed the cafe where Man Haron Monis was holding 17 hostages. There has been no official comment by the New South Wales police. Reports in the Daily Telegraph and the Sydney Morning Herald quote sources close to the investigation as saying that Ms Dawson, a barrister and mother of three young children, was hit when police stormed the Lindt cafe to end the 16-hour siege. Tori Johnson, the manager of the cafe, is said to have been shot in the head by the gunman, who forced his hostages to...

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