The Islamic Republic of Australia

The Islamic Republic of Australia


From jihadis to hijabs and everything in between - what it means to be Muslim down under today

In this humorous and insightful exploration of Islam in Australia, award-winning comedian and writer Sami Shah speaks with Muslims across the country, from the founder of a new group called Muslims for Progressive Values who believes in a feminist interpretation of the Quran, to the official spokesperson for Hizb ut-Tahrir; to a Muslim preacher who thinks IS deserves credit for keeping Muslims conservative.

Based on Shah's much-lauded 5-part radio documentary, THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF AUSTRALIA takes us behind the stereotypes and generalisations, to find out who Australian Muslims are, how they live and what they think. The answers are both multitudinous and surprising, resulting in a fascinating multi-faceted and entertaining portrait of Islam in Australia today.

Title:The Islamic Republic of Australia
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Number of Pages:320 pages

    The Islamic Republic of Australia Reviews

  • Misha Husnain Ali

    Good primer for anyone looking to understand Islam and the Muslim/Ex-Muslim experience in Australia. Easy to read, quite funny while remaining informative....

  • Madde Jewell

    A great insight into Islam the religion, the many types of Muslims and the different perceptions of Muslims and non-Muslims in and of each other. Also hilarious. Would read/10...

  • Hayley

    Finally, a review. Better late than never, right?A very funny take of a topical and divided issue in Australia right now. As a Pakistani, comedian, and ex-Muslim, this is a unique perspective with a r...