The wrong message.
As a Muslim woman, why I think the prime minister's plan to teach Muslim women English is oppressive.
Segregation is a major concern for many British people - but there's not as much evidence for it as you might think.
A girl walks home from a madrasa in Delhi.
British Muslims have mixed emotions about the motives behind moves to inspect madrasas.
Barack Obama speaks about counterterrorism and the US fight against Islamic State from the Oval Office.
Obama addressed the nation from the Oval Office Sunday night, attempting to steady fears after a terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California.
German migration to South Australia provides a useful comparison point on how to comprehend and work with the Muslim community today.
State Library of South Australia
The story of German migration to South Australia can highlight the experience of diverse communities, and what can happen to them in a time of serious conflict.
Members of a Muslim fraternity at University of Texas, Dallas.
Research indicates that only 46% of students believe Muslims are accepted on campus. But the same research points to ways to change how Muslims are perceived by Americans generally.
Anti-immigration march in Riesa, Germany, September 9 2015.
Many Western policies that aim to prevent terrorism may actually be causing it.
Sydney Opera House is illuminated in the colours of the French flag in a display of solidarity after the attacks on Paris.
Islamic State terrorism and propaganda are designed to provoke often predictable responses. We naturally respond with displays of outrage and solidarity, but we should beware the trap of division.
Addressing violent extremism requires more than police simply knowing about the signs of radicalisation.
We cannot ignore or underestimate the important role police can play in community-based efforts to tackle radicalisation and violent extremism.
Acknowledging and strengthening the potential of the Muslim community is key to promoting a cohesive diverse society in Australia.
Muslim Women’s Welfare of Australia
Muslims in Australia need to be recognised as full and equal citizens whose faith is not an obstacle to citizenship.
The SBS series Once Upon a Time in Punchbowl traced, in part, early community responses to Lebanese-Muslim settlement in Australia.
The trick for the jihadist recruiter is to find someone whose alienation will run the gamut to murder, usually by providing an affirmative role model that speaks to their unease.
Tilting at 21st-century Spain?
Over 500 years ago, first Jews and then Muslims were expelled from Spain. This summer, Spain's Parliament invited the former back but not the latter. Here's what Cervantes might say to his countrymen.
Cameron wants to counter radical narratives.
The British PM admitted that some Muslims don't feel they have a place in the UK.
Teaching Plato in Palestine?
Does God exist? Is piety worth it? Can violence be justified? Philosophy can offer a way to engage with these questions on which there are often widely differing beliefs.
Islamic scholarship gave rise to some of the world’s earliest educational institutions such as the House of Wisdom in Baghdad.
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There is nothing in Islam that makes it dangerous or threatening to a modern Western way of life. However, those looking to incite violence and hatred are always capable of finding textual references in…
One of the over 160 million Muslims in India
As President Obama celebrates India’s Republic Day on January 26, he will be visiting the largest democracy in the world and one that has more than 160 million Muslim citizens. That’s roughly half the…
When violence erupts, we can be tempted to make judgements about collective responsibility based on our own allegiances, rather than consistent moral principles.
When should we hold a group morally responsible for a member’s evil? In the wake of the Charlie Hedbo attacks, many will demand answers about Islam’s role in promoting violence. As we brace for the inevitable…
Safiya Hussien, the mother of missing 15-year-old schoolgirl Yusra Hussien, urges her daughter to come home.
On the morning of September 24 2014, 15-year-old Yusra Hussien left for school near her home in Easton, Bristol. She then disappeared. News reports surfaced a few days later that Yusra and a 17-year-old…
Islamic dietary law requires that certain methods be used when preparing meat, such as that a Muslim be the one butchering the animal.
For many Muslims, adherence to Islamic dietary laws, known as halal, is an intrinsic part of their everyday lives. Even those who are relatively lax with other rituals of the faith tend to adhere to halal…
An Australian 17-year-old must be utterly alienated from the community to feel at home with Islamic State.
The upcoming first ever Global Forum on Youth Policies has put the spotlight on the position of young people who, the United Nations says, are our “greatest resource”. Australia is among a minority of…