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Meet Mina Zaki, Liberal Party's Candidate in Canberra

“I’m a Woman, I’m a Muslim, I’m a Migrant” Ms Zaki won the ballot over two others after a period of campaigning that included meeting with many local party members She was born in Afghanistan and moved to Australia at the age of seven CANBERRA – The Australian Muslim freelance writer Mina Zaki has been …

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Australian Muslims, Female Cops Meet and Change Perceptions

BRISBANE – The Queensland Police Service (QPS) in partnership with the Muslim groups; ‘Sisters Support Services’ and ‘Muslimah Mind Matters’ created the ‘SHE Program’ to intensify the relationship between Australian Muslims and female Police officers in North Brisbane District, My Police reported on December 6. The SHE Program was delivered by the Detective Inspector, Karen Ballantyne, over four workshops. The one-day events …

Aussie Muslim Lawyer Hailed for Stopping Thief

A lawyer rushed to the aid of police to tackle an accused shoplifter in Sydney He said his instincts kicked in and he didn’t question his own safety at the time SYDNEY – An Australian Muslim lawyer has been hailed and praised for interfering to stop a running thief in Sydney. “In the circumstances, you …

Australian Muslim Groups Outraged by PM's 'Divisive' Comments

Australian Imams and Muslim groups say Scott Morrison’s speech following Friday’s Bourke St mall knife attack went too far.  MELBOURNE –The Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) has joined other Muslim organizations in condemning Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s comment on Friday’s Bourke Street attack that left one man dead and two injured, SBS reported on November …

Aussie Muslim Senator Trolled and Abused for Defending Animal Rights

MELBOURNE – Australian Muslim senator Mehreen Faruqi has been called a “maggot” and told to “go back to Pakistan” after she tweeted that the Melbourne Cup was deadly and harmful to horses, Daily Mail reported on November 7. The Greens MP, who moved to Australia in 1992, received a barrage of abuse on social media …

Australia Muslims Donate Hay to Drought-Hit Farmers

SYDNEY – Muslims in Brisbane and Sydney have raised more than $60,000 in six weeks, donating hundreds of hay bales to drought-affected farmers in the region. “We realize how serious a situation this drought is and that the repercussions go down the line, and will eventually reach us,” Yusuf Khatree, president of the Muslim charitable …

Australia to Investigate Muslim Cricketer's Claim He Was Called 'Osama'

SYDNEY – Australia cricket governing body has launched an investigation into an incident in which England all-rounder Moeen Ali says he was called “Osama” by an unnamed Australian player. “It was a great first Ashes Test in terms of my personal performance,” said Moeen, who scored 77 and took five wickets in what was his …

Aussie Muslims Donate 33 Tons of Hay to Drought-Stricken Farmers

BRISBANE – In the midst of huge efforts to raise funds over the past weeks, a Muslim charity in Brisbane, Australia, has donated tonnes of hay to farmers in western Queensland who were affected by the recent drought. “We’ve brought with us three truckloads of 44 bales of hay in each truck,” Brisbane-based Muslim Charitable …

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Mosque Arson in `Eid Breaks Perth Muslims’ Hearts

PERTH – A mosque in Perth’s northern city of Mirrabooka was badly damaged after being firebombed by arsonists on Sunday night as the Muslim community celebrated `Eid Al-Adha. “It’s heartbreaking,” Al-Taqwa Masjid mosque leader Ameer Ali told 9NEWS. Emergency crews were called to the Mirrabooka mosque just after 12 am yesterday to find chairs and a …

On `Eid Day: Australian Muslims Pray for Rain

SYDNEY – More than 30,000 Australian Muslims gathered in Sydney Tuesday, August 21, to pray for rain and an end to what’s been called the worst drought in living memory. “As one Australian family, we all need to do our part and stand in solidarity with those who are in need,” said Samier Dandan, the …



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