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Australia: confronting Islamophobia with tolerance

By: A.S. Bharadia Source: MuslimVillage The average Australian does not know much about the Islamic faith and the Muslim community, yet, some believe they have a right to act upon and create biased groups and fronts going against the religion and community. Where do they get all this information from? Recent media representation of Muslims has not been particularly balanced. The ongoing post 9-11 waves of political drama, the recent shootings in Sydney and Melbourne debates have ushered in the narrative of Muslims as the dangerous or deviant “other” into the public imagination. These debates and anger have mainly come after the Lindt Café shooting in Sydney, carried out by a previously...

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Thousands in Australia protests against refugee centres

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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HalalTrip launches Australia tourism guide

  By: AsiaOne Source: AsiaOne Australia is a popular travel destination amongst Muslim tourists and the destination has allured travellers for years with its uniqueness and diversity. It is renowned for its vibrant mix of cultures from all over the world as well as its fantastic wildlife, varied landscapes and fascinating attractions. The destination attracts a large number of tourists annually – including a significant percentage of Muslim travellers from Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. Tourism Australia and HalalTrip, a booking website and guide for Muslim travellers, have launched a new guide for Muslim tourists in Australia. The 68-page guide showcases...

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