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On godlessness and ISIS

On November 23, Prime Minister Turnbull gave a speech in parliament on the atrocities committed in Paris. In it, he described ISIS as  “godless murderers … who defame and blasphemed Islam itself”. I have written to PM Turnbull in response: … Continue reading

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Daesh to the finish line

One aspect of the whole ISIS/ISIL/Daesh phenomena that confounds many of us is how it can possibly attract some of our Muslim youth with its bloodthirsty credo and actions. The explanations of our politicians, with their careful eye on the … Continue reading

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The Rise of Religious Fundamentalism in Australian Schools

It would be very easy to argue that ‘fundamentalism’ is the most contentious religious issue facing Australian society. Islamic fundamentalism appears daily in the newspapers and constantly occupies the minds of defence and other policymakers. But what makes someone a … Continue reading

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Fundamentalism Part 2 – The War in Gaza

In my last post, I explored the theme of religious fundamentalism in the context of the ongoing war in Syria and Iraq. This post, focusing on the recent war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, takes a somewhat different approach … Continue reading

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Fundamentalism Part 1: The war in Syria

This is a follow-up post to the one I put up a few days ago, in response to Karen Armstrong’s new book which tries to separate religion and violence. Specifically, I’m looking here at the link between fundamentalist religion and … Continue reading

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