A police officer in Australia faces public demands to be sacked from the New South Wales police, after he appeared in a video berating two Muslim women. The NSW residents launched an electronic petition with thousands of signatures calling for his termination.
Large numbers of Muslims in Australia took the initiative to provide support and assistance to firefighters and victims in areas affected by forest fires that devoured 6 million acres of land. Their honorable actions showed their belief in the teachings of Islam.
The Australian Council of Imams recently issued a new guide to provide a brief explanation and correct misconceptions about Islam for Muslim youth in Australia, in an attempt to address false information that circulate the Internet and are issued by non-specialists.
The reaction of both victims and witnesses to hate crimes and Islamophobia determines how widely these attacks spread. This prompted the Australian The Conversation website to publish advice on how to deal with such crimes, which may eventually deter the aggressors.