Media Statement: Peter Dutton’s Address

  ICV Alarmed and Appalled by Dutton’s Derogation of Australian Lebanese Muslims The Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) unreservedly denounces the address made by Federal Immigration Minister Peter Dutton in which he criticised Former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser for his acceptance of immigrants in the 1970s, specifically “Lebanese-Muslims.” The Lebanese community, as well as numerous…

DAESH Threat Feeds Islamophobic Narrative

7 September 2016 The Islamic Council of Victoria calls for calm in the wake of DAESH threats on Australian targets and warns that over-sensationalising the threat will only fuel Islamophobia. Kuranda Seyit, Secretary of the ICV, said today, “We commend the Australian and Victorian governments’ efforts in condemning Daesh threats against Australia. However, these are…

ICV decries Violent Attack in Quetta

12 August 2016 The ICV condemns in the strongest terms the diabolical attacks on the Quetta hospital in Pakistan earlier this week. The attack which killed at least 70 people and injured hundreds more has effectively wiped out an entire generation of lawyers. This event once again clearly demonstrates that ISIS does not distinguish amongst…

Arrest Shows Extremism stems from Ideology

Arrest of right-wing extremist shows that terrorism has no religion Sunday 7 August 2015 The Islamic Council of Victoria stresses that the arrest of Phillip Galea on Saturday on terrorism charges is proof that violent extremism stems from political ideology rather than faith. ICV Vice President Junaid Cheema said, “Over the last decade there has…