They’re two vastly opposing spheres of political thought, but Islamic extremism and the far-right actually need each other to survive, to keep on hating each other. Here’s how.
After the well-publicised attack on Muslim women at UTS, we spoke to lawyer Mariam Veiszadeh about the rise of Islamophobia in this country.
The cancellation of Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s tour was viewed as a win on both sides of the free speech argument. However, those who cheered on the news are making a fatal miscalculation.
Are politicians, media and the population at large able to work together to better control Australia’s “Muslim” stereotype?
As our nation changes, where the division between church and government lies needs to be part of the conversation.
While I respect your right to an opinion, if you hold the same generalisations that Sonia Kruger does, history will judge us unfavourably.
In the wake of Tony Abbott’s call for Islam to undergo a Reformation, Ingeborg van Teeseling would like to fill some of the gaps in the ex-PM’s selective memory.
With another counter rally planned against them, Travis Blake looks at Reclaim Australia’s often ironic and hypocritical appeal.
In the wake of Bangladeshi atheist blogger Avjit Roy being hacked to death by Islamist extremists, following up his piece on atheism from last week Ash Imani has more questions than answers
In the aftermath of the Chapel Hill murders, Ash Imani ponders how atheists should respond after reports labelled the gunman as an “atheist killer”.
The Online Hate Prevention Institute (OHPI) releases a new report “Je Suis Humain: Responsible free speech in the shadow of Charlie Hebdo” in response to debate raging over free speech.
Writing in response to Michael Burrill’s piece on satire, Corey Farrell proclaims, “If you have ever offended anyone anywhere then you are Charlie, and I applaud you…”
Yassmin Abdel-Magied grapples with the “us vs them” mentality in terms of her being an Australian Muslim – is she “us” or “them”?
Editor Paul Bugeja writes in support of media colleagues at Charlie Hebdo in France who have perished at the hands of desperate and despicable extremist criminals.
As 2014 comes to a close, Rich Jackson presents us with a moving piece on Cyclone Tracy, nerds on cruise ships and how running fuels creativity, with PB’s Editor’s pick on voodoo culture in predominantly Islamic Senegal.
Polly Chester likes the solid intentions of the WISH campaign but doesn’t believe it’s so easy to rebuild societal perceptions with “slack-tivism”.
When the best that PUP Senator Jacqui Lambie can come up with about Sharia Law is…”Well, I think, umm, when it comes to, ummm, sharia law, ummm, you know, to me, it’s… obviously involves terrorism” we might have a problem Houston…
A Canberra Supreme Court ruling against the CCC (Concerned Citizens of Canberra) comes hot on the heels of Mike Welsh’s article on the Bendigo mosque.
A crusade being run by Q Society against the building of a mosque in Bendigo has Jordan King Lacroix despairing at how bigoted those running the campaign appear to be.