Tjanara Goreng Goreng is a Wakka Wakka Wulli Wuilli Traditional Custodian from Central Queensland Australia, a PhD candidate and the Founder and National Convener of the Foundation for Indigenous Recovery and Development, Australia. An Adjunct Assistant Professor for UC, Tjanara has had extensive teaching and government experience. Tjanara spoke about gender, politics and public policy... Continue Reading →
Like much of what we see on the news these days, the burqini issue was all consuming when it trended but ephemeral in its media shelf life. Media outlets would rather repeat what Donald Trump has to say over and over again. Given he repeats himself often, the double repetition serves as a hypnotic trance... Continue Reading →
Tell me do I look opressed, unhygenic or like a terrorist in these pictures to you? If you said yes to any of them above then please click here and check yourself! Kudos to the creator of the Burkini - Ahiida designs.
The ‘Other’ is not a new concept. As a society we have marginalised minorities and those that we disagree with or misunderstand for hundreds of years. It is a social construct by which we develop not only our own identity but shape the identity of others. And it is the group or groups with greater... Continue Reading →
Enjoy and leave your comments below! https://youtu.be/qWNZYurqHzY
The short winter days have made the month of Ramadan as easy as it will ever get this year in Australia. In contrast, there are Muslims in the Northern Hemisphere (such as Iceland) who are fasting almost 20 hours a day! With less than 12 hours of fasting, Australian Muslims have more than half their... Continue Reading →
This morning on my way to work from the airport I was picked up by a Pakistani driver. Having had an uneventful flight I was settling in for an equally uneventful ride to work in the dreary Sydney rain when this happened:Driver (D) – Shafeen (pronounced properly).. is that an arabic name? Me (M) –... Continue Reading →
This video perfectly sums up everything I have to say in answer to all the questions people throw at me about our beloved Prophet. Such an intelligent and logical response. Please watch and let me know your thoughts.
Last week on the way to work I sat behind two two uni students. Usually I get on and fall asleep within five minutes but their conversation was so different to the usual banal banter you hear on trains that I was captivated! They restored my faith in train conversations! As far as I could... Continue Reading →
News.com.au reported today that Liberal MPs warn of 'Islam danger'. The article says that, ‘AUSTRALIA risks becoming a nation of "ethnic enclaves" that unknowingly buys livestock slaughtered "in the name of Allah", senior Liberal MPs have warned.’ This article disappointed me and forced me to raise a few questions. Firstly, what kind of MPs do... Continue Reading →