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Australian Grand Mufti: current anti-terror strategies ‘not working’

Australian Grand Mufti, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohammed By: Australian Associated Press Source: The Grand Mufti of Australia says current strategies to combat terrorism are not working, in light of the Paris terror attacks. Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohammed said in a statement late on Sunday that causative factors such as racism and Islamophobia needed to be addressed. ‘These recent incidents highlight the fact that current strategies to deal with the threat of terrorism are not working,’ Dr Mohammed said in a statement. ‘It is therefore imperative that all causative factors such as racism, Islamophobia, curtailing freedoms through securitisation, duplicitous foreign...

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Australia: study shows Muslims face sustained discrimination

By: Source: MUSLIMS in Australia are experiencing consistent discrimination and abuse, but do not fall under the protection of key anti-discrimination legislation. For the 40th anniversary of the Racial Discrimination Act, the Australian Human Rights Commission has released a 104-page report covering its strengths and weaknesses. The report found the Act has “limited ability” to protect Muslim Australians against prejudice and discrimination — or “cultural racism”. The Act does not consider those who follow a Muslim faith as an ethnic group, even as many Muslim Australians consider attacks on their religion...

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Australia: Thousands protest against refugee camps

By: Agencies Source: MWC News Thousands of Australians joined rallies calling for the closure of Pacific island camps for asylum-seekers, just days after the government confirmed it was in talks with the Philippines to resettle detained refugees. Under Canberra’s tough immigration policy, asylum-seekers attempting to reach the island continent by boat are turned back or sent to camps on Nauru or Papua New Guinea and barred from resettling in Australia even if found to be refugees. Chanting “free, free the refugees”, the protesters on Sunday in Sydney, Melbourne and other cities said the government and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull should close the Pacific...

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