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On this episode we take on the rising Islamophobia in Australia. This is partly due to the subjective nature of what is (and isn’t) labelled terrorism, with violence by Islamic people more likely to be labelled as terrorism. We also discuss the role of the media, as well as politicians like Cory Bernardi, Jacqui Lambie and Tony Abbott in adding fuel to the fire of Islamophobia. We play some of the recent Q and A episode on domestic terrorism, featuring Dr Anne-Azza Aly and Randa Abdel-Fattah. Also discussed is Will Potter’s article ‘Tasmania’s “Protection From Protesters” Bill Is As Bad As It Sounds’ – for more on “eco-terrorism” check out Will Potter’s website greenisthenewred.com and follow him on Twitter @will_potter. Other stuff covered on the episode is: comedian Eddie Perfect’s rant that perfectly sums up current political issues in Australia; upcoming protests against Islamophobia in Melbourne and Perth; conspiracy theories, missing weapons of mass destruction and lizard people.

This episode is brought to you by “Nathendo”. You can hear Nathan on episode 8 discussing refugees and episode 26 talking about vegan cats. Thanks a lot to Nathan for becoming a member of our show – you can become a member and sponsor an episode too.

Clips:

InternationalHijabiPosseI am a Muslim Woman’, Simon FocusedIslamophobia’, The Lottery ‘Series 1, Episode 9’, Piracy warning from The Adventures of Lano and Woodley, It’s A Date ‘Series 1, Episode 4’, The IT Crowd ‘Series 2, Episode 3’ – Piracy Warning, Mad as HellSeries 4, Episode 3’, Mad as HellSeries 4, Episode 3’, Q and ABe Alert but not Alarmed’ – featuring Dr Anne-Azza Aly and Randa Abdel-Fattah, Rap News ‘#6: Wikileaks – the Truth is Out There’, Austin PowersGoldfingerIron Fist’.

You can listen to a short (6 minute) version of this episode, which features our discussion on “eco-terrorism”, here: We Need To Stop Terrorists Like These Vegetarian People. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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  1. […] This podcast expresses the opinion that, contrary to popular belief not all Muslims are terrorists; however it also highlights the hypocrisy of the situation that in today’s current cultural climate we are quite happy to turn a blind eye when Muslim Australians are terrorised by other Australians, defending our actions under the guise of ‘security’. I find the article relevant as it highlights the role of politicians in adding fuel to the fire of Islamophobia. The podcast shines a light on the use of Islamophobia by the government as a deliberate strategy to gain support and examines the media in their role as fear mongers, using conspiracy theories to create terror within our society. […]

  2. […] and Perth Indymedia on RTR92.1FM. For more of our coverage opposing Islamophobia, check out our 69th and 70th […]

  3. […] around the world and where Muslims are the minority in countries like Australia, they face a lot of discrimination, such as street harassment. I think comparing the two is like saying racism against people of […]

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