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Australia and the Jihadists

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14.09.2017

Melbourne — Muslim intelligentsia in Australia seem to be groping for answers to understand as to why migrants from South Asia or the Middle East consider Islam as a ‘security blanket’ for themselves, and their female family members in particular. The question arises, they point out, particularly because the religion back home hardly serves as a security valve in crime against women, unlike here in the West, a society anchored in fundamental rights.

Scholars as well as officials, however, do draw consolation from the fact that most of Australia’s over half a million Muslims do represent a pragmatic liberal citizenry that feels comfortable with the western notions of human rights.

Scholars as well as officials do draw consolation from the fact that most of Australia’s over half a million Muslims do represent a pragmatic liberal citizenry that feels comfortable with western notions of human rights

“For a Muslim boy or girl born here defence of fundamental rights for all is automatic because that is the foundations of the society,” points out Abdullah Saeed, Professor and director at the National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies, University of Melbourne.

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