Tag Archive | Australia

Leaving Islam – the greatest jihad?

by Aisha Ashraf   The news is full of muslim converts striking out for Syria to answer the IS call to jihad, but what about those who no longer feel connected to Islam? In a religion inconsistent with science, logic, human rights and ethics, one so riddled with contradiction it offers equal endorsement of opposing arguments, rational-minded […]

I claimed asylum before passport control not after

This experience came to my attention today. I am publishing with the permission of the writer. I have made some minor grammar and spelling corrections as requested by the writer. I came in Australia in August 2012 with a visa which I received from Australian embassy in Moscow however I’m considered as an illegal arrival […]

Grattan on Friday: Tony, pick up the phone to Barack on Ebola

By Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra Here’s a thought for Tony Abbott. Why doesn’t he ring up Barack Obama and David Cameron and ask them to help remove the impediment that’s apparently stopping the Australian government providing assistance on the ground for the West African Ebola crisis? If it is really beyond the wit of […]

Jones felt burning heat and fierce throbbing

Continued from Pain.  If you have just joined this story and wish to start from the beginning, go to What goes around comes around. Some semblance of quiet settled over the tent. The baby was quiet now and the soft murmur of the women’s voices hung in the air as a reminder of the cycle of life. It […]

Support or not? Australians donning the Hijab

Given the terrible actions against innocent Muslims in our community of late, I joined a social media group of everyday Australians supporting our Muslim brothers and sisters. Through my participation in this group I became aware of the #WISH campaign, Women in Solidarity with Hijabis.

Muslims ARE speaking out, non-Muslims need to listen

Following on from previous articles in relation to the terror alert and the social ramifications in Australia: Terrorists are terrorists Australia and Torture Climate Change or Terrorism? Whichever way you look at it, this is SO wrong I would like to draw readers’ attention to examples of Muslims speaking out. The first is a video […]

Whichever way you look at it, this is SO wrong

A story fluttered into my view on Facebook, that repository of factual information. I noticed a few other similar reports of the same incident and given the Here’s A Quick Recap Of All The Times Australia Treated Muslims Like Complete Garbage This Week I had read not long ago, together with the reports I was hearing on […]

Climate Change or Terrorism?

"We are the first generation to feel the effect of climate change and the last generation who can do something about it." —President Obama — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 23, 2014 As an Australian, I am very disappointed our Prime Minister has not seen fit to attend the UN Climate Summit 2014. I am not […]

Australia and Torture

Australia and Torture. These are two words I never thought I’d hear or read in the same sentence. Yet this week I have. I’ve tried to ignore it, but I cannot. After all, we know about the operations of one of our closest allies, the USA. Torture | Amnesty International USA * The Bush Administration […]

Terrorists are terrorists

Let’s get one thing perfectly clear. Terrorists are terrorists. Regular readers know as an atheist I don’t have a lot of tolerance for religions. I acknowledge there are a lot of very good religious people but I believe those people are good people with or without religion: they would be great humanists. Religion didn’t make […]

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