From: Tarek B. Chamkhi (Political scientist, Journalist and Media professional)
Thousands attended the rally in Perth on Saturday 16th September in support of the Rohingya people. Families from across Perth, both Muslim and non Muslim, were well represented with a number of community elders visible in the crowd. The peaceful demonstration hosted speakers from the Rohingya community as well as representatives from Christian, Jewish and Muslim organisations. In addition, human rights organisations spoke of the plight of the Rohingya who have had to flee their homes in an attempt to escape the genocide. The Greens called for the Government to take in some of the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees, in addition to the funding that has been provided for assistance on the ground. The crowd gathered close around the speakers, listening intently and responding enthusiastically to the speeches. Congratulations and thanks are due to the organisers for putting together such a successful gathering at short notice and offering an opportunity for inclusive dialogue on this unfolding human rights crisis.
Crescent Wealth, an organization well-known for its Islamic superannuation and Financing services, organized a highly successful Eid festival in Sydney continuing its last year's tradition.
"It was a magical feeling with beautiful blue skies overhead, the sound of children’s laughter ringing across grassy fields, tempting aromas of food tingling the senses, Muslims feeling welcome and at peace, and the sound of the Adhan echoing across the harbour, calling some to prayer and others to curiosit." reports Mobinah Ahmad of Australian Muslim Times.
Picture Credits: Photo by Glenn Leahy, Coast Pictures. www.coast-pictures.com.au
Picture Source: Daily Telegraph (July 27, 2017), http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/the-express/muslim-womens-group-join-many-other-organisations-taking-part-in-national-tree-day-events/news-story/dd0c598f7032fa7170206dd9e742558d