Australian Muslims ‘face high racism’

Muslims get prepared for Eid al-Fitr request during a Lakemba Mosque in western Sydney on Jul 28, 2014Image copyright

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Most Muslims pronounced they identified as Australian and felt a clarity of belonging

A new consult has suggested that Muslims in Australia knowledge injustice during 3 times a inhabitant average.

Some 600 Muslims were surveyed in Sydney, with 57% of respondents observant that they had gifted racism.

World events had “emboldened” people to distinguish opposite Muslims, a survey’s lead author said.

However, 86% of a respondents believed that family between Australian Muslims and non-Muslims were friendly.

The consult was conducted by Western Sydney and Charles Sturt Universities, and a Islamic Sciences and Research Academy.

Western Sydney University Professor Kevin Dunn, who led a study, said: “Because of things that are function in a universe and a several representations of Muslims – and these are cryptic – it means that some people unfortunately feel some-more emboldened to contend things and do things that are unjust and that are hurtful towards Muslims.”


The consult also found that stagnation in respondents during 8.5% was many aloft than a Sydney normal of 3.7%, and that 62% of those surveyed had gifted injustice in a workplace or when seeking a job.

However, notwithstanding a levels of discrimination, many Muslims pronounced they identified as Australian and felt a clarity of belonging to a country.

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Australia has a tiny Muslim community, that creates adult around 2.2% of a population

The minority of Australians who did distinguish opposite Muslims could be withdrawal them “vulnerable to radicalisation”, pronounced Prof John Esposito, a keynote orator and first executive of a Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre for Muslim-Christian Understanding, ABC News reported.

“One of a things that does breeze adult alienating some girl is a border to that anti-Muslim and anti-Islamic diatribe, hatred crimes, attacks on mosques make people feel alienated and marginalised from their societies,” he said.

“But we consider a lot of it also has to do with Western unfamiliar policies.”

Muslims make adult about 2% of Australia’s population.