Pauline Hanson claimed poll results showing high levels of opposition to Muslim immigration were understated.
Survey findings are typically considered in isolation in the media, with no understanding of context, of what is within and what is beyond the expected.
The beach lies at the edges of the country, and can feel like another place entirely. French hand-wringing over Muslim dress for paddling should make us look again at our own attitudes.
A ‘humble outback structure’: a former Afghan cameleer’s mosque in Bourke NSW.
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Those opposed to the building of new mosques don't recognise their long history here, or potential to support Australian ideals. Mosques are part of our suburban landscape and can help overcome fears about Islam.
Pauline Hanson is back, and has three senators with her.
Pauline Hanson used her second maiden speech to parliament to hit out at Muslims, foreign ownership and immigration.
A spate of French towns have banned burkinis. It’s the latest move in a long history of unease over women’s (and sometimes men’s) clothing.
The burkini bans, now overturned by a French court, are selective and ridiculous. But controversy over women’s clothing, and competing cultural notions of appropriate garb, are nothing new.
Islam is not a monolith, and understanding its source code has value for everyone.
Undertaking a Muslim education – coming to understand the faith's teachings and its ideas about humanity – can have enormous value for anyone who wishes to tackle social conflicts.
A parliamentary report found this group suffers severe exclusion from life and work. But things are getting better.
Coining a phrase. Muslim philosopher al-Fabri depicted on Kazakh currency.
Abu Nasr al-Farabi can teach us about the thinking behind radicalisation, and offers a warning to terrorists guilty of 'over-belief'.
A guard of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan outside Fatih mosque.
Unexpected calls to prayer from mosques in Turkey caught many off guard on the night of the attempted coup. An ethnomusicologist explains the political and social power of sound.
Fethullah Gülen in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, Sept. 24, 2013.
It may sound farfetched that a scholar living in Pennsylvania planned the overthrow of the Turkish government. But Turkey is demanding the U.S. extradite the Hizmet leader.
Police guard the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray after a priest was killed.
France needs to find a place for Islam in its fiercely secular state.
Pauline Hanson, speaking on Q&A.
After a question from a Muslim audience member, Senator-elect Pauline Hanson said "your Grand Mufti won't even come out and condemn the terrorist attacks that’s happened overseas". Is that right?
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Terrorism is a denial of the basic tenets of almost all religions.
Father and son before the Muslim funeral prayer for Muhammad Ali in Louisville, Kentucky.
Islam is often presented as an unchanging monolith. But as the emergence of 'third spaces' outside home and mosque shows, the American Muslim community exemplifies the diversity of American society.
Pauline Hanson’s policy agenda includes an inquiry into Islam and an end to Muslim immigration.
Pauline Hanson and her party will potentially be a divisive presence in the next parliament. The challenge, for a potential Coalition government in particular, will be just how to handle her.
Interviews reveal the thoughts and feelings of UK Muslims on homosexuality.
Ethnic voters will be important players in at least ten very close seats in NSW and Victoria.
What’s 'the ethnic vote' going to do in the top-ten ethnic federal election marginal seats? What are the issues? And will specific groups vote as a bloc?
We need to change our outlook if we are going to improve international relations.
Peter Paul Rubens, Lot and his family escaping from the doomed city guided by an angel, circa 1615.
For Muslims generally, as for conservative Christians, homosexual acts are sinful. Christian gays and lesbians have had to work hard for a measure of recognition among fellow-believers; their Muslim counterparts are just beginning that struggle.
The political crisis surrounding the 2012 ousting of Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed led to a return to authoritarian rule.
Democracy did not fail in the Maldives because it clashed with Islam. Instead, a privileged and powerful elite helped topple the elected government, and nations that advocate democratic ideals did little to stop them.