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Islamophobia & the media
Jun04

Media again highlights the double standards when it comes to Muslims

June 4 2011 I took my young family (wife + 3 kids under 9) to downtown Sydney last Saturday night to see the spectacular light show Vivid Sydney that is currently on till June 13 (it is pretty amazing). I hadn’t been down to the city on a Saturday night for years. As we drove through the city on a cold winters night to get down to the Rocks area under the Sydney Harbour Bridge to view the Opera House, my wife and I were astounded by the manner in which many of the young ladies out on the night were dressed, or more appropriately undressed. I said to my wife is the latest fashion to be trashy. A few days later I came across this article and the thought came to me that if some of the...

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Facing life's challenges
Apr15

Getting up again: A Muslim solution to my inconsistency

  Apr 15 2011 The motivation for writing this came up after having a rather unusual conversation with a young Muslim who writes a blog about his experience with bipolar. Ok let’s rewind and get a bit of background here, if you don’t know what bipolar is I recommend you do a bit of reading as odds are you’ve met someone who has it. The short version is that it is a mental illness which causes extraordinary mood swings in which a person swings between extreme happiness and depression. The topic of conversation was a rather harsh comment from a mental illness skeptic arguing that there is nothing wrong with him “We all experience mood swings”. As upsetting as this was for our young...

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