Muslim Women as Citizens in Australia: Diverse Notions and Practices

Yasmeen, Samina
March 2007
Australian Journal of Social Issues (Australian Council of Socia;Autumn2007, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p41
Academic Journal
The paper explores the nature of Muslim women's activism before and after the terrorist attacks on the United States in September 2001. Drawing on the information gathered since the early 1990s, it argues that the focus on Muslim militancy has prompted Muslim women living in Western Australia to become more active citizens. The emerging activism is following two diverse directions: some Muslim women favour orthodox interpretations of Islam as guides to citizenship, whereas others favour a more liberal/moderate approach to being a Muslim and a citizen in Australia. Governmental agencies, it suggests, need to appreciate and take into account this diversity of views and approaches among Muslim women when designing their strategies for engaging Muslims living under their jurisdiction.


Related Articles

  • Muslim Women Voice Their Concerns in Aftermath of Sept. 11 Tragedy. Twair, Pat McDonnell // Washington Report on Middle East Affairs;Dec2001, Vol. 20 Issue 9, p82 

    Focuses on the concerns of Muslim-American women in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States. Appeal made by President George W. Bush not to target the muslim community as a form of retaliation; Calls for tolerance; Fears for psychological effects.

  • BETWEEN MUSLIM WOMEN AND THE MUSLIMWOMAN. Badran, Margot // Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion (Indiana University Pres;Spring2008, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p101 

    The article presents a response on the article "Deploying the Muslimwoman," by Miriam Cooke. The author develops an explicit historical lineage for the neocolonial Muslimwoman project. Accordingly, she situates the concept and that of global Islamic feminism in time before and after the events...

  • Daisy Khan. Young-Brown, Fiona // Daisy Khan;2009, p1 

    A biography of Daisy Khan, director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement, is presented. Khan was born in Kashmir, India and studied at the New York School of Interior Design. She worked as an architect and corporate manager until the U.S. terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, after...

  • Chapter 13: Tower Hamlets: Insulation in Isolation. Ahmed, Nilufar; Abbas, Tahir // Muslim Britain: Communities Under Pressure;2005, p194 

    Chapter 13 of the book "Muslim Britain: Communities Under Pressure" edited by Tahir Abbas is presented. It explores the effects of September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on religious practices of the Bangladeshi Muslim community in Tower Hamlets, London, England. It also discusses the impacts of...

  • Revolutionary Association of Afghan Women Respond to the Recent Terrorist Attacks.  // Off Our Backs;Oct2001, Vol. 31 Issue 9, p0 

    Presents the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan's statement about the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack in the United States. Stance of the association toward the Taliban Movement; Proposals on how the United States government should address the problem of terrorism;...

  • A Journey to a "Pure Islam". Stadlbauer, Susanne // Narrative Inquiry;2012, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p348 

    This paper focuses on time, space, and identity relations in narratives of Muslim women in an Islamic student group in Colorado, who use autobiographies of how their faith developed for countering stereotypes of Islam and Muslims in post 9/11 America. In these faith development narratives, these...

  • Kavita Ramdas.  // Fortune;11/26/2001, Vol. 144 Issue 11, p96 

    Presents an interview with Kavita Ramdas, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Global Fund for Women. Response of women worldwide to the terrorist attacks; Views on the United States alliance with Saudi Arabia and Afghan women; Impact of globalization and American culture on Islamic nations.

  • 9/11's Hidden Toll. Childress, Sarah // Newsweek (Pacific Edition);8/4/2003 (Pacific Edition), Vol. 142 Issue 5, p33 

    Focuses on how the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack in the United States has affected Muslim-American women. Discussion of domestic violence as a side effect of the attacks; Factors that have contributed to the rise in domestic violence, according to social-service agencies; Comment of Nora...

  • Muslim Women's Group Hosts Memorial.  // News India Times;09/30/2011, Vol. 42 Issue 39, p12 

    Information about an interfaith meeting hosted by the Muslim Women's Alliance to mark the 10 anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks that was held on September 11, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois is presented.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics