Politics in the Pub, Tuesday February 16

Posted on Jan 25, 2016

With daily reports of Islamic extremist activity in the media, Muslim communities worldwide have become identified as ‘suspect’. Many Australian Muslims claim to regularly face prejudice and discrimination: on the more extreme end of the spectrum mosques are burned, civilians assaulted and anti-Islam demonstrations attract thousands. Tony Abbott called it a “clash of civilizations”. But is Islam so at odds with life in Australia? Find out what the real issues are and have your questions answered on Tuesday February 16 at 6pm at the Brisbane Powerhouse as the community meets to talk Politics in the Pub.

The evening’s topic, “Aftershock: The Muslim experience in Australia after 9/11” will be addressed by a powerful line up of speakers including Ali Kadri, Spokesperson for the Islamic Council of Queensland, local businessman and philanthropist; Faiza El-Higzi, Manager of The Romero Centre; Dave Andrews, inter-faith community worker and author of “The Jihad of Jesus”; Salam el-Merebi from Australian Muslim Advocates for the Rights of All Humanity (AMARAH); and Clem Campbell OAM, Queensland Director of the United Nations Association of Australia and Chairman of Earth Charter Australia.

In this Q&A style event members of the public will be invited to put their questions to the expert panel. All are welcome and encouraged to participate in this free event.

Politics in the Pub

Brisbane Powerhouse Turbine Platform

Tuesday 16 February 2016, 6-8pm

FREE, all welcome

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