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Submitted by Debanjan Banerjee (India), Nov 15, 2011 at 11:50

In general the Muslims in the USA tend to do well than their counterparts in other parts of the West including Australia.

I would still like to have greater research regarding why Australian Muslims born of Leabnese origin do tend to hold higher levels of unemployment as well as lack of education.

Your opinion that Muslims from Lebanese origins tend to not become educated is interesting since I never understand how can the Australian Muslim communities of Lebanese origin does not choose education. When one sees himself not getting any job or becoming a burden on society , then that person should strive for education and that is the teachings of ISlam. There is no such thing in Islam which glorifies being a burden on society or not striving for education.

Remember the Prophet(PBUH) himself urged his followers to strive fiercely for education and knowledge and even if need be visit foreign lands say China for example so you cannot blame Islam for the problem of Australian Muslims of Lebanese origins. Even in the case of Australian Muslims of Lebanese origins , I do believe that proper research needs to be done to encourage these people to contribute to the Australian society.

That is why I just want to know how the other Australian Muslim communities like the Turkish , Bosniaks , Pakistanis , Bangladeshis and Australian born White Converts are doing ? Do they also seem to be lax towards the education ?

I remember there was a Cricketer called Usman Khawaza playing for the Aussies in this year's new year ashes test match. Now do you not consider Usman Khawaza to be enough of an Australian ?

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