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Asia Watch: Talking Points

Indonesia’s struggle to combat Islamic extremist terrorism and the ideology that fuels it requires a multi-layered approach, encompassing military, law enforcement, political and religious/cultural spheres.

We must fight the hate that spawns terrorism

Australia must strengthen our arsenal of tools to combat the spread of hate. Effective administration of measures like Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, designed to protect Australians from hate speech, racial vilification and group defamation while still enabling robust protection

Editorial: The consequences of online hate

There are no mitigating factors, be it poverty, bullying, or perceived discrimination, that can explain, much less justify, any terrorist attack against civilians.

Essay: The Qatar-Qaradawi nexus

The recent decision by several Arab States to designate a number of Qatari-hosted Islamists as terrorist entities has once again raised the issue of Qatari support for both violent and non-violent Islamists.

Deconstruction Zone: Time to designate Turkey a sponsor of terrorism?

For most countries, it would be unthinkable to support, let alone supply, al-Shabaab. Except for Turkey.

Asia Watch: A vote for peace

Regardless of the poll result, militant groups retain the power to create havoc with their attacks and potentially destabilise local governance structures. 

Biblio File: When Feminism fails Muslim Women

As a 1960s-era feminist, Chesler’s firm position on universal human rights conflicts with the postcolonial, cultural relativist, Marxist, and Islamist views among more recent, more politicised feminists.

Asia Watch: App not compatible

The app issue occurs in the context of an ongoing debate about the Islamisation of national political debates.

Essay: Verses and Reality

The question of the Koran’s attitude toward Jews is not merely a theoretical-academic matter. Because of the centrality of the Koran in the life of Muslim communities past and present, this question has had a fundamental influence on the formation of attitudes toward Jews

Sheikh Omran and ASWJ tied to terror – again

Following the terror incident at Bourke Street in Melbourne, a familiar and highly problematic voice appointed himself to speak on behalf of Muslims in response - Sheikh Mohammed Omran, the emir of the Hume Islamic Youth Centre (HIYC) at Coolaroo

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