Some could say: “Yes but you can use that technique for instances of harassment other than Islamophobic attacks! Please do so, it also works for other “types” of harassment of a lone person in a public space!!
However I’m focusing on protecting Muslims here, as they have been very specific targets lately, and as a French Middle Eastern woman, I wanted to try and do something to raise awareness on how to help when such things happen before our eyes - that way one cannot say they “didn’t know what to do”!
Independent senator Cory Bernardi said he was appalled by the video and was glad to see it had been condemned by all sides of politics."I think it is disgraceful that anyone thinks it is acceptable [for] domestic violence in any way, shape or form to take place in Australia," he told ABC News.
Officials at a mosque have answered the "hatred and division" of an English Defence League (EDL) rally by hosting a "best of British" tea party.
Other matters to divide the housemates included a run in with the English Defence League, with some wishing to strike up conversation while others insisted they were racist and hateful.
Mehreen, a schoolteacher from London, was shocked when Abdul Haqq, a boxer who converted to Islam from Christianity, refused to sit with her upon his arrival. While Mehreen originally maintained a polite silence on the matter, it didn't take long for her to challenge Abdul."Of all the leaflets you have, the free mixing one you thought was the most important? She was urged to: "Tear it up and put it in the bin," by her female housemates, one of whom added: "To insult us like this is too much, he's done it ever since he got [email protected] according to what i read, and the given fatwa in the answer, you can touch, hand shake, and even kiss your wife, and that will not break your wudu', unless anything is emiited as a result of that touching. Minister for Women Michaelia Cash has accused a controversial Islamic group of encouraging violence against women.Labor's Tanya Plibersek said violence was "always a crime".
Australia's first Muslim frontbencher, Labor's Ed Husic, said the video was unacceptable and Senator Cash was right to describe it as abhorrent."It is not acceptable in any form to strike anyone, either between husband or wife or anywhere," he said.Rather than shake her hand, he gave her a handout explaining why men and women should lead separate lives."We must take heed of the separation between males and females. He gives a bad impression of Islam."Viewers were quick to wade into the fray on Twitter, with many claiming that Abdul's opinions were outdated and disrespectful.