Author: ainullah

Founder of US far-right group denied Australian visa

The Australian Home Affairs Department has blocked the visa application of Gavin McInnes, the founder of the US far-right group the Proud Boys after he failed the character test required to enter Australia. The denial followed an online petition, which called on the Immigration Minister David Coleman to ban Gavin McInnes from visiting the country in February 2019 for a speaking tour. The petition, which was signed by more than 81,000 people, was founded by Nyadol Nyuon, a lawyer. Along with other activists and Labour MPs, Nyuon delivered the petition to Parliament House in the capital of...

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Imran Khan offers an olive branch to India, again

While inaugurating a new visa-free corridor between the Sikh gurdwara at Kartarpur in Pakistan and the Indian town of Dera Baba Nanak, on Wednesday 28 November, the Pakistani Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has offered to normalise relations with India. A new road and bridge is being constructed that would link the two sites making it much easier for people of the Sikh faith to visit their holy site in Pakistan from India where the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak spent the last 18 years of his life. Sikhs will be able to travel freely between the two landmarks without visas...

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Muslim leaders boycott meeting with PM: Morrison and Dutton announce moves to strip citizenships

Almost 10 top leaders of the Muslim Community boycotted a meeting convened by the Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday 22 November. The meeting still went ahead attended by a number of others claiming to represent the Muslim community. In a joint statement yesterday, community leaders from Vic­toria, NSW, South Australia and Queensland and Grand Mufti Ibrahim Abu Mohamed condemned what they described as the Prime Minister’s “divisive’’ rhetoric on Islam and violence. In their stament issued a few days before the meeting it read: “Many in the Muslim community including the undersigned are deeply concerned and disappointed with...

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PM Morrison’s attack on Islam condemned widely

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s attack on Islam and blaming the Muslim community for violence and killing on Friday 9 November in Bourke Street, Melbourne has been widely condemned as politically motivated, racist, discriminatory and simplistic by experts, politicians and community leaders.  A Somalia-born man Hassan Khalif Shire Ali, 30, reportedly radicalised but delusional and mentally unstable, fatally stabbed restaurateur Sisto Malaspina and injured few others before he was killed by Police. Mr Morrison has blamed the attack on  “radical, violent, extremist Islam” saying “here in Australia, we would be kidding ourselves if we did not call out the fact that the greatest threat of...

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Hijabi in US Congress

Ilhan Omar, a Muslim refugee from Somalia who came to the US at the age of 14 was elected to the US House of Representatives at the mid-Term election held on Tuesday 6 November 2018. Ilhan, whose mother passed away when she was a child, arrived US in 1994 after fleeing war torn Somalia with her father, grandfather in 1991 and then spending the next four years in a refugee camp in Kenya. She attended Edison High School, and then graduated from North Dakota State University with bachelor’s degrees in political science and international studies in 2011. On 5 June 2018, Ilhan...

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