Young Australian Muslims want to live without the accusing stares, abuse and jokes about being terrorists. This is the reality faced by many of the 100,000 Australian-born Muslims – almost 90,000 of whom are younger than 24 years.
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They considered themselves Australian first, of Egyptian, Lebanese or Turkish descent, and Muslim. But today, almost without exception, these young Australians – lawyers, wharfies, students, graphic designers – shy away from publicly declaring their religion.