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Grand Mufti of Australia wins defamation case against News Corp

By: Christopher Knaus Source: The Guardian Australia’s grand mufti has won a defamation case over News Corp articles depicting him as an “unwise” monkey and asserting he had failed to condemn the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris. News Corp consented to the judgment as part of a confidential settlement. Sydney’s Daily Telegraph newspaper published two stories highly critical of the response of the grand mufti, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamed, to the co-ordinated terrorist attacks that killed 130 people in November 2015. One depicted him as three “unwise” monkeys, covering his ears, eyes and mouth, next to the words “Sees no problems, hears no concerns, speaks no English”. The second article was...

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Australian school bomb hoaxes suspect is Israeli-American teen

By: Rachel Olding Source: Sydney Morning Herald with Reuters The suspect behind 591 bomb hoaxes sent to Australian schools has been revealed as an Israeli-American teenager working from his suburban bedroom for secret online bidders. Michael Ron David Kadar, 18, who lives in the Israeli city of Ashkelon, has been charged by Israeli authorities with making 2000 automated bomb and shooting hoax calls to schools, airlines, hospitals and Jewish centres in the US, Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Israel. Victoria Police, which led the Australian arm of the international investigation, confirmed that the 18-year-old is believed to be behind hundreds of hoax calls sent to schools over several...

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Human Appeal International Australia concludes Aspiring Leaders Umrah Tour

By: MuslimVillage Source: MuslimVillage Human Appeal International Australia (HAIA) in conjunction with Deen Academy (DA) has concluded their third annual Aspiring Leaders Umrah Tour which saw a group of young Muslim Australians visit Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Turkey and UAE. The tour took place from 3 to 22 February 2017, comprising fifteen participants from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and for the first time Brisbane. The group of young university students and graduates were led and mentored by Bashar Al-Jamal, director of HAIA and Dr Zac Matthews from DA. The journey began with the minor pilgrimage (umrah) in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. After performing the rituals of spiritual cleansing as taught...

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