The Afghan Anzac? A story of loyalties and legends among Australian Muslims

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Abstract

This chapter reflects on the struggles undertaken by Muslims to establish a space for themselves in Australia, from the time of the arrival of the Afghan cameleers, against a backdrop of intense racism and prejudice. It was written in response to contemporary discourses concerning Muslims in Australia and constant calls for them to 'proclaim' their loyalty. It shows that Australian Muslims have forged clear expressions of loyalty to both religion and nation in ways that make the question of the Australian-ness of Muslims an intriguing addition to the many layers of Australian history, rather than a question requiring ongoing confirmation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLoyalties
EditorsVictoria Mason
Place of PublicationWestern Australia
PublisherAPI Network
Chapter12
Pages155-169
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781920845162
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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    Nebhan, K. (2007). The Afghan Anzac? A story of loyalties and legends among Australian Muslims. In V. Mason (Ed.), Loyalties (pp. 155-169). API Network.