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dc.contributor.authorRane, Halimen_US
dc.contributor.authorNathie, Mahmooden_US
dc.contributor.authorIsakhan, Benen_US
dc.contributor.authorAbdalla, Mohamaden_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:06:24Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:06:24Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2011-09-22T06:52:27Z
dc.identifier.issn14407833en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1440783310386829en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/40962
dc.description.abstractOver the past decade, issues concerning Islam and Muslims have featured prominently in public and media discourse. Much of this discourse is stereotypical, anecdotal and often unsubstantiated. Indeed, relative to the extent of comment on Islam and Muslims, few factual data exist on what Muslims really think. This article presents the views and opinions of the Queensland Muslim community based on the findings of a survey conducted at the 2009 Muslim Eid Festival in Brisbane. The findings of this research contradict many of the assumptions made about Australia's Muslims concerning their views and opinions on a range of social and political issues. The research shows that Muslims highly value Australia's key social and political institutions, including its democracy, judiciary, education and health-care systems. However, Muslims do express a lack of trust in certain institutions, namely the mass media. Also, consistent with the views of people globally, Muslims are deeply concerned about conflicts in the Middle East as well as the environmental crisis. This article suggests the need for a shift in public discourse to more accurately reflect the commonality, rather than incongruity, between Muslim views, opinions and concerns and those of the wider society.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSage Publicationsen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom123en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto143en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Sociologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume47en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchUrban Sociology and Community Studiesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160810en_US
dc.titleTowards understanding what Australia's Muslims really thinken_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciencesen_US
gro.date.issued2011
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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