“Australian politicians of both major parties have stoked the flames of that racism we call “Islamophobia”. Mainly this has been done by creating an artificial fear of refugees from Middle Eastern countries. In Australia at least we cannot combat Islamophobia without confronting head on our nation’s demonisation and illegal mistreatment of refugees. You cannot fight Islamophobia while remaining an accomplice to anti-refugee fear mongering. Free the refugees!”

–Tony Dewberry