The University of South Australia’s Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding Offers "Critical Scholarship" Courses

Supported by the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department under its Building Community Resilience Grants Program, and produced by the University of South Australia’s International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding,

Young Muslims: Behind the Headlines uses the real life experiences of young Muslim Australians to tackle such questions as why do Muslim women wear the hijab, why do international politics impact on some Muslims, and how does Islamic culture contribute to Australian communities? …

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“Cultural Understanding?”

Call it da’awah, that’s what it is. Lipstick on a pig.

Criticism  from that quarter will be directed against western culture and civilisation with a clear picture of the enemy: ‘racist-bigot-Islamophobes’ who stand in the way of the Mohammedan expansion project. Which means the enemy is us.

The PhD scholarships provide a stipend of $30,000 annually and a thesis allowance of $840.

New doco puts cultural understanding on the agenda for schools

CAROLINE WINTER  (ABC of course)

Not Muslims, not Islam, not jihad, not mass-murder of Christians, Hindus, Buddhists and Jews is the problem: “misunderstanding and Australia’s unfortunate racism”  causes  alienation, friction, (whatever) so we ignorant brogans need to get a deeper understanding of the contribution Islamic culture makes to Australian society.

Thanks to Mullah, pbuh

2 thoughts on “The University of South Australia’s Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding Offers "Critical Scholarship" Courses”

  1. They produce a whole documentary devoted to “four young Muslims”.

    Now: let’s ask them to do something else. Let’s challenge them to create four companion pieces: serious full-length documentaries, for showing in schools, devoted to the facts about and experience in contemporary Australia of *other* religiously/ ideologically-defined immigrant groups?. Let’s *demand* a series: “Four Young Jews” (say, one nonreligious, two Orthodox/ Chabad revivalist, one Reform); “Four Young Buddhists” (let’s include a couple whose families migrated to Australia from Malaysia or from Bangladesh in order to get away from Muslim aggression and persecution); “Four Young Sikhs” (with special emphasis on teaching other – non-Muslim – Australians how to tell the difference between a Sikh and a Muslim); and “Four Young Hindus” (making sure to include among them two youngsters whose families fled to Australia from Pakistan, or Bangladesh, or Malaysia)??

    And if the ABC / SBS balk at it, then maybe someone else can do it. It might be fun if someone – or a group of someones – were to get together as indie film-makers and – having watched the sly and syrupy Gotta Love Muswims Coz They Is Soooo Speshul doco – made a *genuine* series of films – aimed at the 10 – 16 years age bracket – under the titles I have just proposed.

    Furthermore: it would make good sense to do a straightforward informative doco about Buddhists, because there are in fact about as many Buddhists and Hindus in Australia, as there are Muslims; and the *rate* of growth of the Buddhists is – nota bene – *higher* than the rate of growth of the Muslims!

    And here’s the interesting thing – I bet that *none* of those four groups – Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs – would be preening, posing or whingeing anywhere *near* as much as the Muslims most likely do.

  2. “so we ignorant brogans need to get a deeper understanding of the contribution Islamic culture makes to Australian society.”

    As usual, the documentary does not say what the contribution is.

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