Muslims in Australia investigates the basis of Australian society's fear of Muslims by tracing their history since the Afghan settlement in 1860. The author investigates how events such as September 11 and Bali terrorist attacks reinforce suspicion and fear, giving an insight into what it means to be a Muslim in contemporary Australia, and how the actions of militant Islamic groups have impacted upon Muslims in general in Western society.
Nahid Afrose Kabir is a Senior Research Fellow at the International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding, University of South Australia. She was a visiting fellow (2009-2011) at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University, USA. Dr Kabir is the author of Young British Muslims: Identity, Culture, Politics and the Media (Edinburgh University Press, 2010); and Young American Muslims: Dynamics of Identity (Edinburgh University Press, 2013).