The Hurstville High Controversy: What is it?

Earlier this week, a controversial story emerged where boys attending Georges River College on Hurstville Boys Campus of islamic faith refused to shake hands with female guests at an assembly. This has raised many concerns within the broader community, with claims that multiculturalism is being prioritised over assimilation being raised. Concerns that secularism is being disregarded and the Western view of women set to the side to accommodate a religious minority are dominating current discussion.

To rectify any misconceptions and allow us to understand why this refusal to shake hands is required as a cultural commitment for Islamic men, we had Saara Sabbagh- Founding DIrector of Benevolence Australia call in to the show.

Produced by Madison Thorne & Nathaniel Keesing 

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