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Academics: Right-wing extremism equal to Muslim extremism

  By: Rachel Olding Source: The Sydney Morning Herald Right-wing extremism is emerging as an equal, if not greater, threat than Muslim radicalisation in Australia and multiculturalism is “close to death” at a federal level, academics have told a conference on social cohesion. Violent extremism in Australia is beginning to mirror that of the US, counter-terrorism expert Anne Aly from Curtin University said. She highlighted a New America Foundation study released last month that found right-wing extremists had killed twice as many people since September 11 as jihadists. “Violent extremism isn’t just a Muslim problem in Australia,” she said. “The...

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Australian youth feature prominently in ISIS propaganda.

Australia: Despite grants and groups extremism still poorly understood

By: Michael Safi Source: The Guardian Nine months – and at least four allegedly foiled plots – since the government first announced its $1.6m deradicalisation program, the first grants have been given to mosques, sporting groups and community organisations. Sums of up to $50,000 have been handed out to 34 groups so far amid hopes the scheme will help stem the flow of young Muslims to Syria and Iraq or disrupt an act of mass-murder at home. What fuels radicalisation is complex and poorly understood. But the sorts of programs being funded by the Attorney General’s Department paint a picture of how Australia’s Muslim communities view the phenomenon, and how they intend to fight it. Silma...

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Australia and Iran agree to share ISIL intelligence

Australia and Iran agree to cooperate against ISIS

By: Agencies Source: MWC News Australia and Iran have agreed to share intelligence to track foreign fighters associated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/ISIS), the Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said. Legislators in Canberra urged caution after Bishop’s comments on Monday, which came during the first visit to Iran by an Australian minister in a decade. Her statement came after a meeting with Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif, President Hassan Rouhani and Ali Akbar Velayati, foreign affairs adviser to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Bishop said it would be an informal arrangement. “We have a common purpose with Iran in defeating Daesh...

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