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Islamophobia: Australia
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According to the 2011 Australian census (ABS 2013), 227,191 Muslim women live in Australia—47.7% of the country’s Muslim population, which stood at 476,291 (or 2.2% of the whole). Of these, approximately two-thirds are under 25 years of age, and most (nearly 75%) are of North African, Middle Eastern, South and Southeast Asian, and Southern African backgrounds. The states of New South Wales and Victoria account for 78% of the total Muslim population.

Since the UK’s Runnymede Trust’s 1997 consultation paper …

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Samina Yasmeen, “Islamophobia: Australia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002063>
First published online: 2016

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