Muslims, Catholics, foreign language speakers and other traitors

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    Abstract

    The 2011 Report Freedom of Religion and Belief in 21st Century Australia released this week by the Australian Human Rights Commission notes “high levels of unprompted expressions of concern about Muslims” (p. 71). In the 2006 census, 1.7% of the Australian population identified as Muslims but 17% of the submissions on which the research for the report was based expressed fear that Muslims were seeking to introduce Sharia Law in Australia or undermine “Australia as a free society with a Christian heritage” in other ways.
    Original languageEnglish
    Specialist publicationLanguage on the move
    PublisherLanguage on the move
    Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2011

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    Keywords

    • 200401 applied linguistics and educational linguistics
    • 200405 language in culture and society (sociolinguistics)

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