Author: Manarul Islam

Walk for Respect in Lakemba

Multicultural Australia has celebrated the rejection of proposed changes to Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act by the Senate last week. Thousands of people from diverse backgrounds including mainstream Australians gathered on Friday evening 31 March at Haldon Street in Lakemba and walked to Perry Park in a show of respect for all and community harmony against hate speech and bigotry. The Walk for Respect, an initiative of Mr Tony Burke, Labor Member for Watson and Shadow Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Australia, is an annual event, first organised in 2014. In a jubilant atmosphere of friendship, people...

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Walkabout in the Maghreb

When travelling, just getting out of the hotel and walking around on foot has to be one of the most enjoyable and valuable experiences being able to take in as much of local scenery and peoples as possible. Nowhere is this more true than in Morocco. We had started walking along the deserted Tangier corniche (it was winter) when we came across a gentleman who initially tried to sell us ferry tickets. Once he learnt we had just come over from Spain the previous night, he quickly switched tack and offered a guided tour of the city. The price was reasonable...

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Sydney Muslims ride for Burma, Syria & Palestine

A group of cyclists from Sydney rode into Canberra on a sunny Sunday morning on 2 April aiming to raise awareness and funds towards aiding those in disaster-struck regions of the world. Organised by the Sydney Muslim Cyclists club (SMC) and sponsored by Human Appeal International Australia, they had started out early on the morning before from Apex Reserve Bradbury Campbeltown for the 145km ride to Goulburn where they stayed overnight before riding the remaining 90km to Parliament House. The group then cycled to the Canberra Mosque in Yarralumla where they prayed, showered and changed before heading back to Sydney by bus. Human...

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Dr Aly on feminism and minority women

Dr Anne Aly, Federal MP for Cowan in Western Australia, presented a critical view of western feminism particularly in terms how it has isolated minority women. The talk, held on Friday 24 March at the Australian National University in Canberra, was the keynote address on “how radical western feminism has been counterproductive for the rights of minority women” as part of the On Point initiative. Dr Aly was introduced by Louise Taylor who herself has first hand experience of minority women’s issues as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Legal AID ACT, her own background as a Kamilaroi woman and as a member...

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Canberrans raise funds for Islamic schools

ACT Muslim community members once again dug deep into their pockets – this time to support the two Islamic schools in Canberra – Taqwa School and the Islamic School of Canberra. On Saturday 18 March, Canberrans gathered at the Canberra Islamic Centre (CIC) to raise funds to reduce the financial burden on the Islamic School of Canberra, based in Weston. The event was organised by the Parents & Friends Association of the school with cooperation of the school and its staff. The program started with the recitation of the Holy Quran and the guests were welcomed by the PFA...

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