There is a lot of interesting stuff on the internet. Here are a few of the articles that caught my eye this week...
1. A completely different perspective to one that is usually told: The niqab makes me feel liberated, and no law will stop me from wearing it
"I’ve always been the sort of person who loved to experiment, but I never expected that wearing the niqab would be something I’d try."
"In his book A Fundamental Fear: Eurocentrism and the emergence of Islamism, Dr S. Sayyid describes five arguments that explain the spread of what is commonly called Islamic fundamentalism, Islamism or militant Islamism."
But Alberici’s own responses to Doureihi’s questions reinforced Doureihi’s claims that some kind of underlying narrative was at play. She was becoming flustered by a phenomenon — an interviewee answering her question in a manner he wished — that she should be well used to. Heck, politicians do this all the time. HT is a political party. Doureihi is a Muslim politician wannabe.
This is SO good. Read it.
Channel Ten's new show. What do you think?
Oh and in case you missed it, have a listen to Ian Hanke, Jane Gilmore and I on Outsiders for Radio National with Jonathan Green. On the Sunday morning show we are talking the Lateline Interview (Emma-Wassim) and the current state of play in Australia...