WEBINAR: Reflecting on 20+ years of the securitisation of Islam and Muslims | Melbourne Asia Review

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What is the place of Islam in the Australian imaginary, given that it continues to be securitised more than 20 years after 9/11?

Lending force to this question is the fact that ASIO in 2021 changed how it categorised terrorism threats, shelving ‘Islamic terrorism’ in favour of ‘ideologically and religiously motivated violent extremism’, due to recognition that the threat of an Islamic terrorist attack was ‘comparatively small’ and that the most pressing security concern was the rise of right-wing extremist groups.

This webinar is led by David Tittensor of the Asia Institute, with guests Derya Iner (Centre for Islamic Studies), Josh Roose (Deakin University) and Mario Peucker (Victoria University).

Image by Abdullah Shakoor from Pixabay.


Australia Islam Islamophobia Muslims right wing extremism securitisation