29 March 2015

Muslim journalist in Sydney says Australia pushing youth into the arms of terrorists

AN African-American Islamic journalist living in Sydney says young Muslims are better off in the US than Australia, where welfare and multicultural policies are driving them into the arms of terrorists.

Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, who has been unable to find work since migrating a year ago, says if Australia was more welcoming of Muslims and willing to employ them instead of leaving them on welfare, they would be less likely to become radicalised.

Mr Abdur-Rahman, who used to work for the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper, has written a book Under Siege: Black Muslim Down Under, which is scathing about Australia’s “cultural isolation and short-sightedness” in its treatment of Muslims.

He says he understands why out-of-work Australian Muslims have fled to the battlefields of the Middle East to become paid Islamic State mercenaries. [The Sunday Telegraph] Read more