to Obtain Doctorate Degrees, With a Focus on Islamic Studies
Jakarta. The directorate general of Islamic education at the Ministry of Religious Affairs signed a cooperation agreement with the Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN) to send 5,000 Indonesian students to Australia for their PhD studies, at the Embassy of Australia in Jakarta on Wednesday (10/08).
The director general, Kamaruddin Amin said that the agreement will help university lecturers further their education, especially in the field of Islamic studies.
“The vision is to develop Indonesia into a center for Islamic education, especially being a Muslim majority country,” Kamaruddin said.
He added the program has been backed by the government, with Rp 500 billion ($38.2 million) allocated in the state budget which will be used to fund student scholarships. He also revealed that the program falls in line with the ministry’s plans to build an international Islamic university in 2017 in Sawangan, Depok, West Java.
The scholarships given by the ministry will also be issued to students who wish to undertake other career paths, as ATN believes that a PhD will help Indonesian students venture further in their careers and help develop the country.
According to ATN executive director Renee Hindmarsh, the collaboration will not only strengthen the relationship between Australia and Indonesia, but will also help provide the students access to a world-class education.
“We hope that students who choose to study in one of our member universities will be able to graduate and step into the professional world and be able to create jobs for the future,” Hindmarsh said.
ATN is a consortium consisting of five Australian universities which are Queensland University of Technology (QUT), University of Technology, RMIT University, University of South Australia and Curtin University.
They have to put up signs at their venues and in all published promotional material to make this clear.
Islamists argue that gender segregation is “separate but equal”, and voluntary — a free religious choice.
But secular Muslims exposed this idea as false. Lejla Kuric, a former Bosnian refugee, is among those who have pointed out that women are subject to social coercion if they step out of line in the West — and has written about how in countries where gender segregation is enforced women are severely held back in every aspect of life.
In their Draft Constitution of the Khilafa State, Hizb ut-Tahrir state that they want full Sharia, including gender segregation under a Caliphate. By imposing it at their events they are normalising it.
But the Tribunal drew a line on Friday: the rule of secular law trumps the demands of the religious in the public square.
It was a long road from October 2014 when I was first directed to the back of the room.
After filing the original complaint with the Anti-Discrimination Board there was a long stretch of email mediation with Ismail al-Wahwah on behalf of the group.
I wanted a public apology, a guarantee they would not impose it on the unwilling and for them to donate to charity.
But the dispute dragged on.
In May 2015 it landed before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal and I asked for the maximum compensation for charity — $100,000.
I obtained an immensely helpful hour of free legal advice at Kings Cross’s Inner City Legal Centre, plus another two at Kingsford Legal Centre, and researched the law online at the Austlii website.
But disaster struck.
Hizb ut-Tahrir is not a registered organisation. They keep their leadership secret. The public face of Hizb ut-Tahrir is only “media spokesmen”. There is no legal entity to sue.
After much effort, the Tribunal gave leave to join the five “media spokesmen” to the complaint along with the association that rents the rooms they use, Public Forums Incorporated.
There were then seven respondents — and I had no addresses to send notification of the case to.
Without successfully serving documents on at least one of them, every time, it would die.
After discovering Seven News reporter Bryan Seymour had previously written about Hizb ut-Tahrir I asked him if he had any addresses. He did not — but he covered my story and stood by me every step of the way. He was always fair, even when I was called a bigot by my detractors.
The Tribunal summonsed the addresses of the top five leaders from NSW Police and the Roads and Maritime Service so I could serve papers, and the photocopying began.
Submissions of more than a hundred pages had to be copied four times for the Tribunal, one for each of the seven respondents, one for me, plus a couple of spares. It took hours — days, every time.
I posted them and they all came back: “Return to sender”.
I had to hire process servers to chase them around town.
Bankstown Sheriffs Office served Ismail al-Wahwah a couple of times. Another process server managed to find Wassim Doureihi and Ismail al-Wahwah at the KCA Centre with a group.
At one point, I posted a notification in the comments section of the Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia Facebook page. It was deleted and they fixed it so I could never do that again.
I scanned the documents and emailed, Facebooked and tweeted notifications. I stuck letters to the door of their room at the KCA Centre and on the Public Forums Incorporated mailbox.
I tried to serve directly to Uthman Badar’s address once but his mother said he had gone to Pakistan indefinitely.
Hamza Qureshi indicated on Facebook that he would be at a university talk on Orientalism — so I took my paperwork there, only to be humiliated by the MC who pointed me out to the room and announced I was a racist while lecturer Yassir Morsi smirked beside him. I did not even get to serve the documents.
Their supporters taunted me on Twitter and on Facebook saying I had no legal entity to sue.
No money was awarded but I don’t care about that. It is the principle that counts. It might seem trivial to those of us living in a land used to freedom, but if we don’t defend the rule of secular law, it will be eroded.
The best part is that brave progressive and secular Muslims such as Maajid Nawaz and the Muslim Reform Movement tweeted their support and are celebrating the win. For that I am deeply grateful.
Today, I’ll show you that at Fredricton High School, not just anyone can greet Syrian migrants. Documents reveal it has to be someone of the same gender.
What’s more, teachers devised floor plans for a prayer room — with dividers to make sure people of the opposite gender didn’t catch a glimpse of each other while praying.
In their emails between themselves, teachers admit the Syrian students have some “cultural confusion” over gender roles — but they’re set on carrying out some of the practices that led to such confusion in the first place.
And when it comes to the male migrants at Fredericton High, a refusal to Canadianize seems to be an all-to-common theme.
Scores of emails between teachers indicate an unwillingness of the migrants to so much as attempt to speak English.
Other migrants interrupt the teachers, overpowering them by speaking to the whole class in Arabic. source
Well built 22-year-old Muslim migrants with full beards are hitting on 14-15 year old girls and acting out violently at a high school in Canada,
Earlier this year, Goldy exposed how migrants at Chebucto Heights Elementary School were abusing other children, in one case choking a girl with a metal chain while yelling “Muslims rule the world”. The story was subsequently censored by major news outlets that had initially reported on it.
Goldy asked parents whose children attend other schools in Canada to send tips if their children were experiencing problems with newly arrived migrants.
That led to her receiving a Facebook post from a parent whose child attends Fredericton High School in New Brunswick which claimed that migrant students up to 22 years old who are well built and have full beards were being accepted by the school.
According to the concerned parent, the young men are hitting on girls aged 14-15, but having been brushed off are having more “success” with even younger girls in the year below.
The parent says that Canadian boys in the school are scared of speaking up about the situation for fear of being labeled “racist”.
The Rebel then filed a Freedom of Information request asking the school for any information “regarding problems or issues surrounding the integration of Syrian migrant students.”
Goldy describes the revelations contained in the 2700 documents she received from the school as “scandalous”. They include;
– 19 and 20-year-old men starting physical confrontations with teachers and bullying other students “particularly when it comes to girls in the class.”
– Migrants using vulgar sexual language in Arabic in front of the girls to refer to their penises.
– An opinion survey given to Syrian migrants which found that just shy of 20% thought “marital rape” and “forced abortions” are acceptable.
– An email between staff that revealed how a migrant student listed “RPGs” (rocket propelled grenade launchers) as one of his hobbies.
– Migrant students expressing a demand for gender segregated prayer rooms and school buses.
– Young migrant girls expressing fears to teachers about their own brothers and fathers.
– Anti-Semitic bullying as migrants target Jewish students.
According to Goldy, the documents reveal the presence of “budding radicals in the classroom” and illustrate how Canada is importing a “war on women” while concerns over political correctness are preventing the issues from being addressed.
The revelations emerge as residents of Twin Falls, Idaho continue to demand answers over the sexual assault of a 5-year-old special-needs girl in the laundry room of the Fawnbrook Apartments by three migrant boys.
This video I found explains what mass muslim migration has done to Sweden and the bleak future Sweden has over the next few decades.
The swedes far left liberal approach has destroyed their own country. Sweden is no longer the image you once had…..Swedenstan has arrived.
We must all understand the serious concerns and threats we are under and learn from the mistakes of Sweden. Do not allow your country to be next, Sweden has fallen….
Immigration can be great for a country, it all depends on the nature and the number of the immigrants.
First of all the immigrants need to be willing and able to adapt to the way of the natives and they need to be able to contribute economically.
Secondly the number of immigrants should not be so large that it becomes difficult for them to integrate or so large that it destroys the identity of the host country. These are the 2 laws of good immigration. Sweden is violating both
The Australian Government need to have a good long hard think about what they are doing to us. This video is of a kindergarten graduation in Gaza. THIS IS THE IDEOLOGY OF PEACE! They tell us they are peaceful in the footage! Share this far and wide, even the left cannot refute this!
A MUSLIM school in Sydney’s southwest has been accused of serious financial mismanagement, becoming the fifth Islamic school in two years to potentially face a freeze in state funding.
A former principal of Bellfield College, who resigned last month, has also claimed its students were put at risk by landfill that allegedly contained asbestos and sewerage problems that contaminated drinking water.
Although the allegations have been put to police, no action has been taken by the NSW Education Department or Education Minister Adrian Piccoli, who has declined to reveal when he was first made aware of the claims.
Sam Cannavo resigned as principal late last month over the management of the 230-student school, making a formal complaint to police alleging that up to $2.1 million had gone missing from the school. Mr Cannavo has given police allegedly falsified building receipts with millions drawn on an account managed by a senior school official.
Extremist Muslim group to hold workshops at Deakin University
An extremist Muslim group are holding workshops at Melbourne’s Deakin University this weekend based on the teachings of Islamic scholars who have recommended the death penalty for homosexuals and apostates, promoted terrorism and preached hatred of Jews and Christians and violence against women.
The Islamic Research and Educational Academy, which earlier this year held a conference at which children as young as five were encouraged to dress up as radical clerics and read controversial sermons and passages from the Koran, has sent text messages to supporters advertising the da’wah workshops as being based on the teachings of “legendary” scholars Zakir Naik and Ahmed Deedat.
Dubbed “The Art of Da’wah” and hosted by the ultraconservative Salafist organisation’s president Waseem Razvi, the workshops, to be held at Deakin’s Burwood campus, promise to use the teachings of Dr Naik and Sheik Deedat to help attendees “learn the art and gain the confidence to talk about Islam to anyone, anywhere and at any time”.
Indian “televangelist” Dr Naik has been banned from countries including Britain, Canada and parts of India for his rhetorical support for terrorist leader Osama bin Laden.
He has recommended capital punishment for homosexuals and apostates and has been quoted saying “every Muslim should be a terrorist” and asserting men’s “rights” to beat their wives, as long as they do it lightly, so as not to leave a mark.
Sheik Deedat, who died in 2005, was a South African Muslim missionary of Indian descent whose books have been banned from sale in France since 1994 for being “violently anti-Western, anti-Semitic and inciting to racial hate.”
His da’wah centre was heavily financed by the bin Laden family and Deedat praised Osama bin Laden after meeting him.
Deakin corporate communications director Sarah Dolan yesterday said there were no clear grounds to cancel the event at the last minute.
“Nevertheless, we will closely watch how the group represent and conduct themselves,” she said.
“As a university we are committed to the fair and open exchange of ideas, but we draw the line not just at anyone promoting or justifying violent extremism but also at any malicious expression of exclusivism intended to encourage people to view others in a way that is disrespectful or hateful.”
Chair in Global Islamic Politics at Deakin Greg Barton said he agreed with the university’s decision, but provisos were certainly necessary.
“When it comes to Zakir Naik, there are reasons to be concerned,” Professor Barton said. “The questions around this event will be who is speaking and what line they take.
“In Australia at the moment we face a very serious struggle with violent extremist being recruited from our suburbs, and even from our tertiary institutions, and we have to be wise about how we engage. If we simply close the doors on everything, that can support the extremists’ rhetoric.
Neither Mr Razvi nor the Islamic academy’s spokeswoman returned calls from The Weekend Australian’ yesterday.