Mr Farid Ahmed, survivor of the Christchurch terrorist attack last year whose wife Husna Ahmed was one of the 51 victims who were killed, visited Sydney...
 
 
 
Friday 13 March 2020 | #172-2
 
Christchurch attack survivor spreads message of forgiveness in Sydney
 
Zia Ahmad
 
 
 
 
Mr Farid Ahmed, survivor of the Christchurch terrorist attack last year whose wife Husna Ahmed was one of the 51 victims who were killed, visited Sydney on Wednesday 11 March 2020 invited by PM Scot Morrison. Farid, who made headlines by becoming the symbol of forgiveness, also gave an exclusive interview to AMUST reflecting on his feelings one year on after the incident. A national remembrance service marking one year will take place in Christchurch's North Hagley Park on Sunday 15 March starting at 3 pm and be live streamed for people to watch worldwide.
 
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Australia reaches the Age of Crises
 
Bilal Cleland
 
Alongside these climate emergency related crises we have a series of crises related to falling respect for our government and a growing threat to the continued legitimacy of our political institutions. Government largesse – sports rorts and “changing sheds”- plus other grants, saw more than $630m awarded in the six months before last year’s election.
 
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Majoritarian rule undermining true democracy
 
Zia Ahmad
 
Donald Trump in the US, Narendra Modi in India, Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel are the most glaring example of right-wing politicians who have successfully utilised the philosophy of Majoritarianism within democracies to gain and remain in power while to some extent Boris Johnson in UK and Scott Morrison in Australia surprisingly attained electoral success benefiting from the use of Majoritarianist slogans.
 
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Sydney's new cemetery holds Ground-breaking Ceremony
 
Jo Davenport
 
On Thursday 27 February 2020, the first sod at Macarthur Memorial Park was turned by key members of the NSW government and community leaders including Chairman of the Muslim Cemeteries Board, Kazi Ali, Chairman of Cemeteries & Crematoria NSW, Stepan Kerkyasharian AO, CEO of the Catholic Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust, Mr Peter O’Meara and CEO of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies, Vic Alhadeff together with an indigenous smoking ceremony led by Aboriginal elder Uncle Ivan.
 
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The free trade agreement with Indonesia: A winner for Australian farmers, investors and universities
 
Dr Abul Jalaluddin
 
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 “Muhammad – the ultimate leader from Western business perspectives”
 
Imran Andrew Price
 
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Prophet’s Last Sermon Message: “Treat Women Kindly.”
 
Sukoon Quteifan
 
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