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International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy

The Creeping Blight of Islamophobia in Australia

Abstract

In the latter months of 2014, following events in faraway Iraq and Syria, Australia responded forcefully at home. The manufactured fear of a terrorist attack resulted in police raids, increased counter-terrorism legislation and scare campaigns to alert the public to 'threat'. Although Islamophobia rose in Australia after 2001 it has been latent in recent years. It is on the rise again with collateral damage from government measures including verbal and physical attacks on Australian Muslims. Vitriol is also directed at asylum seekers and refugees. Media, government and community discourses converge to promote Islam as dangerous and deviant.

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Pages:112 to 121
Section: Articles

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Author Biography

Swinburne University of Technology
Australia Australia
Professor of Human Rights, Swinburne Institute for Social Resarch
Open Access Journal
ISSN 2202-8005