I've come to the conclusion that our ignorance about Islam is enormous.'She's warm and enthusiastic about the session, but her line of questioning becomes sharp when she starts pushing one of the Muslim women on the Prophet Muhammad and the Invasion of Banu Qurayza, a battle described in the Koran.
Michaela's reading on the subject extends beyond that of Asil, the Muslim volunteer she's asking, who becomes flustered and eventually needs to take a few minutes alone.
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One of the Muslim women said to me, "I've never sat opposite a bikie before." That was amazing.' Assafiri says Australian Muslim women are still routinely harassed and abused in public.'Every time something happens overseas, even if it's 1000 miles away, we worry about the repercussions here,' says Sara, an Islamic school principal and one of the session volunteers.'I know women who have been spat on on trains and had their scarves pulled off.
I've had beer cans and eggs thrown at my car and have been rammed off a freeway.'I actually went and learnt Krav Maga in case I was attacked.'The 'speed-dating' sessions have attracted a mixed crowd so far.
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