Public comment

Islamophobia in Australia
Report which the Voices against Bigotry co-founders contributed to
https://arts-ed.csu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/2811960/csu-islamophobia-in-australia-July-update-digital-after-launch.pdf

Islamophobia: Women wearing head coverings most at risk of attacks, study finds
Article in which Voices against Bigotry co-founder Linda Briskman is quoted
ABC News, 10/7/2017
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-10/hijab-wearing-women-most-at-risk-of-islamophobic-attacks/8688856

Groups urge informed reporting on Hirsi Ali visit
Media information pack about anti-Muslim extremist Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s visit to Australia which provides evidence to assist journalists and others. It highlights key issues of concern: her conflation of Muslims with terrorism; her denigration of Muslim women; her advocacy of confronting Muslims about their faith and converting them to Christianity; her denial of Islamophobia; her problematic policy positions on Muslims; and her lack of expertise. Supported by: Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights, Islamic Council of Victoria, Challenging Racism Project (Western Sydney University), Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (Deakin University), Centre for Human Rights Education (Curtin University), Islamic Council of Queensland, Benevolence Australia, Voices against Bigotry, Muslims for Progressive Values, Australian Jewish Democratic Society and Australian Muslim Advocates for the Rights of All Humanity.
AHA media briefing website

Refugees, Islamophobia, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Challenging Social Work Co-Option
Article in Affilia by Voices against Bigotry co-founders Linda Briskman and Susie Latham February 2017, http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0886109916685801?journalCode=affa

Muslims at the Australian Periphery
Article in Coolabah by Voices against Bigotry co-founders Linda Briskman and Susie Latham, January 2017, http://revistes.ub.edu/index.php/coolabah/article/view/17756

Argument over Muslim extremism doing us no favours
Article by Voices against Bigotry co-founder Susie Latham
The Sydney Morning Herald, 20/11/2016
http://www.smh.com.au/comment/argument-over-muslim-extremism-doing-us-no-favours-20161118-gsshyl.html#comments

There Can Be No Peace After Iraq Without First Eliminating Political Scaremongering
Article by Voices against Bigotry network member Sarah Ali
The Vocal, 10/8/2016
http://www.thevocal.com.au/can-no-peace-iraq-without-first-eliminating-political-scaremongering/

Muslim leaders fear media stars are feeding Islamophobia
Article in which Voices against Bigotry co-founder Susie Latham is quoted
Gladstone Observer, 18/7/2016
http://www.gladstoneobserver.com.au/news/muslim-leaders-fear-media-stars-are-feeding-islamo/3063362/

Article by Voices against Bigotry network member Sarah Ali
New Matilda, 15/7/2016
https://newmatilda.com/2016/07/15/hansons-rise-a-double-insult-for-muslim-australians/

Car Explodes Outside Perth Mosque in an Islamophobic Attack
Peter Clynes article in which Voices against Bigotry is quoted
VICE, 29/6/2016
http://www.vice.com/en_au/read/perth-mosque-attack-urban-terrorism

Q and A video question to Ayaan Hirsi Ali 16/5/2016 http://www.abc.net.au/tv/qanda/video-questions.htm#id=4283ce71-44e8-40a3-b035-8991eb84199b

The campaign against Female Genital Cutting: empowering women or reinforcing global inequity?
Article in Ethics and Social Welfare by Voices against Bigotry co-founder Susie Latham March 2016, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17496535.2016.1167227

A “permanent Cronulla”? New hate groups changing the racist stakes

Widyan Fares article in which Voices against Bigotry is quoted
The Point magazine, December 2015
http://www.thepointmagazine.com.au/post.php?s=2015-12-22-a-permanent-cronulla-new-hate-groups-changing-the-racist-stakes

Ten years after Cronulla riots, why is our government silent on anti-Muslim prejudice?
Article by co-founder of Voices against Bigotry Susie Latham
The Age, 7/12/2015
http://www.theage.com.au/comment/ten-years-after-cronulla-riots-why-is-our-government-silent-on-antimuslim-prejudice-20151204-glfmv2.html

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Streets not so tolerant for Muslim women
Coverage of Voices against Bigotry and Darebin Ethnic Communities Council forum
The Age, 2/11/2015
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/antimuslim-sentiment-targets-women-on-melbournes-streets-20151101-gknxzr.html

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The creeping blight of Islamophobia in Australia
Academic article by co-founder of Voices against Bigotry Linda Briskman
Special Edition of International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy on “Islamophobia and Crime – Anti-Muslim Demonising and Racialised Targeting”
https://www.crimejusticejournal.com/article/view/244

This letter appeared in the Age letters section on 27/10/2015
Across communities
The article about female genital cutting (FGC) featured strong African women encouraging its abandonment (“The cruellest cut”, Insight, 24/10). However, the practice of FGC does not only occur in some Muslim communities. According to UNICEF, in Sierra Leone, 80 per cent of Christians practise FGC. In Sudan, the figure is nearly half the Christian population, and more than 50 per cent in Ethiopia, Liberia, Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Eritrea, Niger and Egypt. In a political context of anti-Muslim politicians and extremist groups gathering support through the exploitation of such misconceptions, it is important to reinforce this point. Susie Latham, Voices against Bigotry
http://www.theage.com.au/comment/the-age-letters/head-20151026-gkipu7.html#ixzz3q16ETFJT

Forum aims to address racism
Forum aims to address racism
Harrison Tippet
Preston Leader
20 Oct 2015

DAREBIN is being urged to take a stand against racism. A forum – Darebin Says No To Racism – is on next week for people in Darebin to discuss the impact of racism and to gather ideas for countering its impact. The Darebin Council-supported forum is… read more…

Politics of racism are flourishing in Australia
Article by co-founder of Voices against Bigotry Susie Latham
The Age, 5/8/2015
http://www.theage.com.au/comment/the-politics-of-racism-are-flourishing-in-australia-20150804-gir4zm.html

Politics of racism are flourishing in Australia

A fiery debate about racism in Australia
Listen to 3AW Drive host Tom Elliot and Voices against Bigotry’s Susie Latham, 5/8/2015
http://www.3aw.com.au/news/a-fiery-debate-about-racism-in-australia-20150805-gise3m.html

I am not Charlie Hebdo
Article by co-founder of Voices against Bigotry Linda Briskman
Social Dialogue, August 2015
http://www.social-dialogue.com/SDpdf/VOL.11.pdf

Focusing on child marriage: ‘empowering’ or blaming the victims?
Article by co-founder of Voices against Bigotry Susie Latham
Social Dialogue, August 2015
http://www.social-dialogue.com/SDpdf/VOL.11.pdf

Podsocs: podcasts for social workers
Voices against Bigotry interview with Patricia Fronek, 5/8/2015
http://www.podsocs.com/podcast/voices-against-bigotry/

New Aussie anti-Islamic party guns for 20 per cent of the vote
Michael Bachelard article in which Voices against Bigotry is quoted
The Sunday Age, 2/8/2015
http://www.smh.com.au/national/new-aussie-antiislamic-party-guns-for-20-per-cent-of-the-vote-20150731-giol8k.html#ixzz3hc6XLm00

Anti-Muslim sentiment reaches fever pitch as ministers channel their inner Howard
Opinion piece by co-founders of Voices against Bigotry
Crikey.com.au, 3/6/2015
http://www.crikey.com.au/2015/06/03/anti-muslim-sentiment-reaches-fever-pitch-as-ministers-channel-their-inner-howard/?wpmp_switcher=mobile

Group aims to break down Islamophobia

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2 Jun 2015

A NEW group is pledging to break a feared “Islamophobic” culture and promote the diversity of all people and religions. Voices against Bigotry has launched in a bid to condemn vilification of Muslims, and encourages people to stand up and speak out…
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‘Terror Australis’: the language of Australia’s domestic war on terror
Article by co-founder of Voices against Bigotry Linda Briskman and Scott Poynting
Open Democracy, 26/10/2014
https://www.opendemocracy.net/linda-briskman-scott-poynting/%E2%80%98terror-australis%E2%80%99-language-of-australia%E2%80%99s-domestic-war-on-terror

After Woolwich: when racist thugs and tabloid media combine
Article by co-founder of Voices against Bigotry Linda Briskman and Scott Poynting
Open Democracy, 12/6/2013
https://www.opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom/linda-briskman-and-scott-poynting/after-woolwich-when-racist-thugs-and-tabloid-media-comb