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One tenth of Australians Islamophobic

By: AAP Source: TV host Waleed Aly is scared about his place in Australia amid calls for the nation to lock out fellow followers of Islam. Celebrity Sonia Kruger is scared of a Nice-style terrorist attack and wants Australia to stop taking in Muslims so she can feel safer. Senator-elect Pauline Hanson is scared too. She thinks the real Australia is vanishing fast and that Islam will bring murder and terror to the streets. That’s an awful lot of fear. But what’s Australia going to do with it? One thing the nation cannot do, Australian Muslim academics say, is ignore the elephant in the room. About 543,000 Australians voted 1 for Hanson’s One Nation Party at...

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Australia: Local schools share in the spirit of Ramadan

By: Alsu Kurlow Source: MuslimVillage For the very first time, Human Appeal International Australia sponsored Ramadan Iftar (breaking of the fast) dinners at a number of Sydney schools including Birrong Boys High School, Belmore Boys High School, Homebush Boys High School and Unity Grammar College. The events were a great success with more than one thousand people in attendance. Although Human Appeal is mainly focussed on fighting poverty and providing relief aid around the world, it is also actively and consistently involved within the local community. The Iftar dinners were not restricted to only those of the Islamic faith but were used as opportunities to share meals with people of...

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An officer takes pictures of a boat, which Australian police have seized in Cairns, Queensland, Australia in this still image taken from video, May 11, 2016.    Australian Broadcasting Corporation/Handout via REUTERS TV

Australia: 5 detained on suspicion of plotting to sail to ISIS

By: Matt Siegel Source: Reuters via MuslimVillage SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian police have detained five men suspected of planning to sail a small boat from the far north to Indonesia and the Philippines en route to joining Islamic State in Syria, officials said on Wednesday. The men were held on Tuesday after towing the seven-meter boat almost 3,000 km (1,865 miles) from Melbourne to Cairns in Queensland state, police said. Australia has come under criticism for its tough immigration policies aimed at stopping asylum seekers taking boats from Indonesia to Australia, but few are believed to have attempted the journey in the opposite direction. “We’re investigating the...

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