Australian Imam Yahya Adel Ibrahim In The Wake Of Extraordinary “Anti-terrorism” Raids In Australia

Imam Yahya Abel Ibrahim

Imam Yahya Adel Ibrahim

ImportantCool associate Karun Cowper speaks to Australian Islamic educator and chaplain Imam Yahya Adel Ibrahim in the wake of extraordinary “anti-terrorism” raids targeting Australian Muslims sparked by intelligence reports that Islamist extremists were planning random killings in Australia.

There is a palpable atmosphere of fear and paranoia in the country as the mainstream media trumpets Australian government propaganda and gears up to join another U.S.-led attack on Iraq, while also looking to introduce new draconian “anti-terror” laws.

In this climate, Australian Muslims are being increasingly subject to attacks on homes, verbal abuse, threatening graffiti, being spat upon, and many other discriminatory abuses. We speak with Imam Ibrahim about the everyday experience of this hardship and how he and other community leaders work to navigate these challenges.

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(September 22, 2014)
Summary: http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/an-act-of-terror-on-australian-soil-will-be-the-fault-of-the-government-says-muslim-cleric-uthman-badar/story-fnii5s3z-1226760244883?sv=2e554b418deee8968809bfba5ea21db3#.VAURGLfaubk.twitter Related Comments commentsImportant Cool
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(September 22, 2014)
Summary: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29245611 Related Comments commentsImportant Cool
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(September 22, 2014)
Summary: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/in-depth/terror/labor-to-back-antiterror-legislation-george-brandis-says/story-fnpdbcmu-1227065467960?nk=2d9e0f7471aa67f4897970fe5275f452 Related Comments commentsImportant Cool
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(September 22, 2014)
Summary: https://twitter.com/yahya_ibrahim Related Comments commentsImportant Cool
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(September 22, 2014)
Summary: Published on the Aswj Auburn facebook page, a community Masjid teaching people Islam according to the Quran & Sunnah in Sydney. https://www.facebook.com/Aswjauburn/photos/pcb.1467433043544619/1467432976877959/?type=1&theater Related Comments commentsImportant Cool
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As a counsellor and educator, Karun, from Perth, Australia, concentrated on mental health and suicide prevention, challenging orthodox biodeterminist approaches to care and wellness. Cowper coordinated social media for Occupy Perth, edited political zines, and got into journalism with Perth Indymedia on RTRFM, Western Australia’s most popular alternative radio station, reporting, producing, and hosting. Karun has covered the aboriginal suicide epidemic with a focus on the macropicture of issues of social justice, poverty among indigenous communities, and their general chastisement. He’s also covered the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, the Australian government’s complicity in the genocidal activity of the Indonesian government in West Papua New Guinea, and produced and conducted interviews with Anthony Loewenstein, Scott Ludlam, Richard Dennis, Julian Assange, Ken Colbung, (a highly revered indigenous community elder and healer who led an expedition to retrieve the head of one of his ancestors that had been kept in the United Kingdom) and other prominent figures.

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