The Islamic Republic of Australia by Sami Shah

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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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ISBN : 0733338151
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 320 pages


PattyMacDotComma rated it ★★★★★

August 31, 2017

4.5★ “I’d spent so many years in Pakistan combating Islam in my head, that in Australia I wanted to pretend it just didn’t exist. Except, it obviously still did.” . . . If I updated the book to reflect daily events, it would never be completed. I also realised, upon closer analysis, people are esse...

Jennifer rated it ★★★★☆

September 30, 2017

In turns funny and informative. With all his caveats, he is a man after my own reasoning. I like how this gives a more nuanced view on Islam and Muslims in Australia.

hayleycate rated it ★★★★☆

July 13, 2017

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 relaxed and humorous tone in a growing genre of literature on the subject which tends to be far mo...

Misha rated it ★★★★☆

June 28, 2017

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

Rom rated it ★★★★★

October 14, 2017

One of the funniest, most intelligent and most nuanced books I've ever read. Whether you're a lefty who loves multiculturalism or a right winger who fears being swamped by Muslims, this book will challenge your thinking, and make you a more informed person. At the same time, you'll be highly ente...

Madde rated it ★★★★☆

August 11, 2017

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

A Reader's Heaven rated it ★★★★☆

December 13, 2017

(I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.) From hijabs to jihad and everything in between - Muslims down under today What is Halal? A country bordering Shariahland, or a method of preparing food? Do the Five Pillars of Islam comply with modern building c...

Marina rated it ★★★★☆

December 18, 2017

This book talks about the cruxes that muslims and ex-muslims like Myself often find ourselves in. While I may think I have left Islam, my name, my face, my identity still carry my pasts religious baggage. I can relate to Sami in that on one hand, I may have departed from Islam, yet I find myself...

Jo rated it ★★★★★

August 29, 2017

Great read! Not the first book I've read by a Muslim/ex-Muslim author about their experience with Islam, but definitely the most enjoyable and informative! Sami is a funny guy and manages to portray his experiences and insights eloquently and humorously. Would recommend for Australian audiences t...

V rated it ★★★★★

December 06, 2017

My hubby is atheist, thought he might appreciate the following from Sami Shah's book the Islamic republic of Australia. There’s a reason why no one likes atheists: we’re basically the vegans of the religious world.. This book is excellent and I highly recommend. Besides being funny, this book certa...

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