Muslims In Australia: Immigration, Race Relations and Cultural History
This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.17 No.2 in 2005 (pages 63-72)
Dr Nahid Kabir is a Post Doctoral Research Fellow in the School of Communications and Multimedia at the Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia. She is the author of Muslims in Australia: Immigration, Race Relations and Cultural History [Kegan Paul London, 2004]. Nahid Kabir addressed The Sydney Institute on Monday 14 March 2005 and reminded her audience that Muslims had a long history in Australia going back to contact with the continent before European settlement. In addition, Muslim Australians are a very diverse group ethnically and socially, coming from various nations such as Afghanistan, Albania, Bangladesh, Bosnia, Ethiopia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, Palestine, Somalia, South Africa, Turkey and other places. Their only common element is their religion.