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Concentration Camps: Is Australia’s dark past its Muslim minority’s future?

Posted by on Jun 17, 2017 in Current Affairs | 0 comments

Concentration Camps: Is Australia’s dark past its Muslim minority’s future?

 

In these tumultuous times where Islam and its ideas are being criminalised, one can’t help but wonder what the future holds for Muslims in Australia. Unfolding events as well as historical lessons point to Muslims having to effectively grit their teeth in a new, permanently tense reality. With reference to a seldom-discussed and ugly part of Australia’s recent history, it is high time to ask where this worrying trajectory could possibly lead. Through a look at the concentration camps that Australia operated through World Wars 1 and 2, br Hamzah Qureshi explores this sobering question as the heat rises on Muslims in Australia.  (more…)

Burma-Pakistan Military Nexus – Another betrayal of the Rohingya Muslims

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Current Affairs | 0 comments

Burma-Pakistan Military Nexus – Another betrayal of the Rohingya Muslims

 

In 2015 the Myanmar government ordered 16 JF-17 fighter jets worth 35 million dollars each from Pakistan at a total price of more than half a billion US dollars in a bid to expand its defence capabilities. The JF-17 was co-developed by the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) and China’s Chengdu Aerospace Corporation.

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Cartoons then and now – Jews in Germany and Muslims in Australia

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 in Current Affairs | 0 comments

Cartoons then and now – Jews in Germany and Muslims in Australia

 

Muslims are far from the first “troublesome” minority community to be denigrated and demonised in the West. With a brief (pictorial) look at how Jews in Europe were framed in the last century, br Hamzah Qureshi looks at the parallel between their depiction then and that of Muslims in the west today.  (more…)

The Far-Right and the Mainstream: What’s the Difference?

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Current Affairs, Featured, Knowledge, Opinion Pieces | 0 comments

The Far-Right and the Mainstream: What’s the Difference?

 

Is the rise of the far-right in Australia  and other Western nations really and simply a rise of the “fringe”, or does the mainstream enable and effectively encourage the proliferation of this “new” phenomenon? Brother Shafiul Haq explains.  (more…)

Exposing the (pro-Assad) Sham Film Festival in Australia

Posted by on May 6, 2017 in Current Affairs | 0 comments

Exposing the (pro-Assad) Sham Film Festival in Australia

 

As Syria continues to burn under the tyranny of Assad and his thugs, the attempt to (mis)represent Assad as the victim and saviour of Syria in the propaganda war also persists. Part of the latter are its “cultural” aspects, one of which hit our shores recently in the form of the Sham Film Festival. Organised and run by Assad apologists and supporters, this Sham(eful) film festival seeks to push the narrative of the Assad Regime. (more…)

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