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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 21 November 2015
DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2015 19 NEWS IS uses and abuses Islam CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Instead, the MP emphasises the need for Australians to try and understand the "narrative" behind the events, which is what she believes the Grand Mufti of Australia, Ibrahim Abu Mohammed, was trying to communicate in his recent statement following the attacks. Otherwise there is the concern that an entire community could be "tarred with the same brush", the effect of which has seen a number of attacks committed against innocent Muslims, particularly women wearing the hijab. It is this kind of behaviour, Ms Vamvakinou says, that can lead people to feel isolated, namely young vulnerable people who are in the process of forming their identity. With IS using social media as a key tool in its recruitment and radicalisation process, the level of interaction can often prove to be a challenge for communities and families to monitor. This is why she advocates de-radicalisation programs, having proven to be effective in both Germany and Sweden. "The only way it's going to be tackled is when you've got a good picture of what's being said, what are people feeling, and where the difficulties are. "I think we're very able to respond to them in this country. We have the infrastructure and we have the knowhow to do that," said Ms Vamvakinou. Mr Turnbull appears to be on the same page. After meeting with President Barack Obama and Russia's Vladimir Putin, the prime minister communicated that Greek Australian candidate for ABC top job CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Though Mr Frangopoulos boasts an impressive CV, it has been noted that Sky News is a much smaller organisation compared to that of the ABC, which could influence decision makers. But whoever takes out the top job can be assured of one thing; they will be handsomely rewarded for their hard work. While Mr Scott was noted to have been paid a total of $823,613 in 2013-2014, Fairfax Media have revealed the successful candidate could see a 40 per cent pay in- crease to $1.2 million. The successful candidate is expected to be finalised by Sky News CEO, Angelos Fran- gopoulos. PHOTO: CORPORATE CLUB AUSTRALIA. he is opposed to foreign invasion, and instead is pushing for compromise and pragmatism. Despite France's decision to launch a series of airstrikes on the IS-held Syrian city of Raqqa on Monday, Mr Turnbull says a political solution is required, rather than a military invasion, which he believes would be counterproductive. On Monday night, Independent Senator Nick Xenophon expressed a similar sentiment on Q&A. "We must acknowledge that ... what happened in Iraq was a bloody mess. What we have been doing to date has not been working - we've actually seemed to have strengthened ISIS and strengthened the terrorists," he said. But for the Calwell representative, the only way to come to a proper solution is through "understanding". "Prevention is very important, so that's what we need to do. When you know what you're up against and you know what's being said, then people and communities can respond to it," she said. "We're a multicultural soci- ety, we've dealt with diversity for decades. We need to give the community an understanding that what happened in Paris, or what's happened in the name of Islam, doesn't mean that every person who is a Muslim thinks in the same way." Meanwhile, the man alleged to have been behind the Paris attacks, 27-year-old Abdelhamid Abaaoud, has been killed during a police raid in a flat in Saint-Denis. Sources: The Australian, news.com.au AHEPA NSW backs children’s charity event the end of the year. Source: The Sydney Morning Herald Mikakos acknowledges grief in Carrum Downs “When young people are continually portrayed in a negative light, we need to celebrate the great things young people are doing,” said Youth Affairs Minister Jenny Mikakos at a youth forum in Carrum Downs last week. Ms Mikakos said it was essential to intervene earlier when families were in crisis, particularly to prevent children going down the wrong path. She vowed to listen to ideas raised at the forum and work with relevant agencies to "better engage young people in this community". A sense of community is essential for young people, added renowned social activist Father Bob Maguire. Speak- AHEPA NSW is doing its part for the plight of sick and disadvantaged children across the country through the Variety Children's Charity Bash. With a generous donation of $10,000, the Hellenic organisation became the official sponsor of Car 351, which managed to take out three awards, including Spirit of the Bash. AHEPA's crew consisted of George Frilingos, a member of the Prometheus chapter, and his sons Arthur and Peter, along with associate M Coutts. Together, the four-man team drove from Bass Hill in New South Wales to Western Australia's Bunbury, covering a distance of 4,598 kilometres in just eight days. In total, this year's bash raised an impressive $2.4 million. For your chance to support this cause, visit Bunnings in Rockdale (383 West Botany Street) on Sunday 22 November from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm to see Car 351 and crew cooking sausages in support of Variety. AHEPA’s vehicle, Car 351. Though 20 years old, the car managed to travel a distance of 4,598 kilometres in eight days. The AHEPA NSW crew of Car 351 celebrate their victory. American Greek Orthodox church vandalised Inspector Simon Humphrey, Youth Affairs Minister Jenny Mikakos, Father Bob Maguire, Carrum state Labor MP Sonya Kilkenny and Frankston mayor James Dooley came together for a cause at the Carrum Downs youth forum. ing at the packed forum on youth issues on Tuesday, Father Bob said: "Everybody needs a place ... community is the only solution." He said it was essential re- ligious groups played a role in helping to engage young people otherwise they would be irrelevant. Source: Leader Community Newspapers Vandals in the United States have caused around US$1,000 worth of damage to a Greek Orthodox Church near St Cloud State University in Minneapolis, in the country's north. The costly damage has accrued as the result of a number of attacks on the church, the most recent coming late last week, causing US$500 in damage. Reverend Nathan Kroll from the Holy Myrrh-bearers Orthodox Church told its members via an email that damage included broken fences, graffiti, theft and vandalism.
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