“Muslims meet to combat ‘backlash,'” from Australia’s ABC News, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
Sydney Muslims have held a public meeting in Auburn to combat the idea that Islam promotes a “holy war” against the West.
The United Muslim Women Association says it organised the forum, “Jihad: Terrorism or a Muslim’s Highest Aspiration?” because Australian Muslims are being hit by a backlash as a result of the London bombings.
One of the keynote speakers, Sheikh Abdul Salam Zaoud, said some media outlets were responsible for whipping up fear about Islam.
“False images like these made us as Australian Muslims feel insecure by our society,” he said.