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Apr30th2015

Rebels with a jihadist cause

Islamist terrorists prey on the vulnerabilities of the adolescent mind and the clash of cultures The rise of

Mar10th2015

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Jan12th2015

Natural therapies as religion

When asked to consider the biggest battles between reason and faith, most of us are likely to think of terrorism. But

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Apr30th2015

Rebels with a jihadist cause

Islamist terrorists prey on the vulnerabilities of the adolescent mind and the clash of cultures The rise of Islamic State represents perhaps one of the greatest fruitions of adolescent angst. Statistics show that the vast majority of Western recruits are between the ages of 15-25. The recent arrests in Melbourne surrounding planned attacks on Anzac Day all involved young men in their late teens. While primarily male, the sex most vulnerable to novelty, impulsivity and stupidity, there

Mar10th2015

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Jan12th2015

Natural therapies as religion

When asked to consider the biggest battles between reason and faith, most of us are likely to think of terrorism. But there are more everyday versions of protest politics that are playing out in fields such as health and nutrition which may not fall into the traditional definitions of religion or faith. The government is likely to slash the rebates given to private insurers to support alternative therapies such as naturopathy, Chinese herbal remedies and homeopathy. Such therapies are

Jan06th2015

There is greater overlap between Scott Morrison’s…..

There is greater overlap between Scott Morrison’s old and new departments than may seem immediately obvious, in particular debates around the grey areas of psychological harm and mental illness. In Morrison’s promotion to shake up welfare and trim the skyrocketing numbers of Australians on the disability pension, he will need to tackle arguments that he is causing psychological harm, much like one of the key criticisms against mandatory detention was the harm to mental health it

Dec17th2014

Manis was an angry loner, a wannabe charismatic leader

Manis was an angry loner, a wannabe charismatic leader in whatever form he could grasp, be it black magic spiritualism or Iranian politics or Islamism. His was a desperate cry for recognition amid a life of oppositional and predatorial opportunism. Unable to take responsibility for his personal failures, the foundation of his humiliation, he projected his anger on to a city, was responsible for the death of two innocent people and loosely attempted to give his actions a larger meaning through

Dec11th2014

As a child of Asian immigrants, I am concerned about sending my children to a school with too many Asians.

As a child of Asian immigrants, I am concerned about sending my children to a school with too many Asians. It used be that independent private schools were fiercely criticised for having the most narrow social pool, dominated by the wealthy, Anglo-Saxon middle class. But the modern selective, public high school makes private schools look like a beacon of diversity. It is part of a growing ethnic segregation of our school system, with a white flight from selective schools to private schools

Nov20th2014

Diasporas, Identity and Australia

The Indian economist and philosopher Amartya Sen wrote in his book “Identity and Violence” of the dangers of what he called a “miniaturisation” of our identities, by which he meant viewing ourselves narrowly through the prism of one category, be it race, religion or class. His views were shaped in part by his childhood experiences of Indian partition, of seeing the rage of religious based violence erupt within peoples who had lived together for centuries. Religion was notable by its

Nov10th2014

Muslims Conversions In Jail

Mahatma Gandhi wrote in his memoirs that it was amongst God’s lowliest creatures and in his experience of jail that he felt closest to the Divine. While he may have been referring to a Hindu version of the Almighty, it appears his experience is being played out widely throughout Western jails. The criminal and convert backgrounds of many terrorists who have affiliated with Islamic State, notably the Canadian shooter Micheal Zehaf-Bibeau or local versions such as Khaled Sharrouf, have

Apr30th2014

He is an elected official, appointed as a councilor to the City of Canada Bay.

Dr Tanveer Ahmed is a dynamic, broad thinking psychiatrist who also has experience in entertainment, journalism and politics. He is a psychiatrist who works in both urban and rural areas specializing in transcultural, adolescent, anxiety and forensic related issues in mental health. He is a published author and his memoir of migration and medical training is called “The Exotic Rissole”. He is a regular media commentator appearing across Channel 7 on Sunday Night, Daily Edition and The

Apr30th2014

Dr Tanveer Ahmed is a dynamic,

Dr Tanveer Ahmed is a dynamic, broad thinking psychiatrist who also has experience in entertainment, journalism and politics. He is a psychiatrist who works in both urban and rural areas specializing in transcultural, adolescent, anxiety and forensic related issues in mental health. He is a published author and his memoir of migration and medical training is called “The Exotic Rissole”. He is a regular media commentator appearing across Channel 7 on Sunday Night, Daily Edition and The

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