Lakemba

Hundreds attend Hizb ut-Tahrir's Lakemba lecture

Tim Elliott There were no riots and no police, not so much as a burning effigy at a meeting called by Hizb it-Tahrir in Lakemba on Friday night.

Thousands in Lakemba celebrate Muslim festival of sacrifice and feasting

Thousands celebrate festival of sacrifice: SistersDouha (L) and Fatima El-Assadxc.

Georgina Mitchell More than 20,000 people packed the streets of Lakemba on Saturday morning to celebrate Eid al Adha, the festival of sacrifice and feasting.

Morris Iemma blasts state Labor leader over Lakemba intervention

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Sean Nicholls Former NSW Premier Morris Iemma has blasted Labor head office and opposition leader John Robertson as "hypocritical" over plans to sideline branch members to install their preferred candidate Jihad...

Mike Baird avoids talk of Vic Alhadeff's resignation after visit to Lakemba mosque

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Nicole Hasham Premier Mike Baird declared himself a “friend” of thousands of worshippers at Lakemba mosque, but has refused to be drawn on the government’s handling of a major row that engulfed...

Punchbowl Boys' High School principal Jihad Dib in talks for Lakemba seat

Anna Patty The NSW ALP says it is moving away from the preselection of election candidates who have worked for unions and politicians in favour of people who have had "real jobs" as teachers and nurses. 

Man, 85, charged with shooting strata manager in Lakemba

Forensic police photograph the scene outside the unit block.

Megan Levy, Saffron Howden An octogenarian in his hospital bed has been charged with shooting with intent to murder after an argument at a strata meeting in south-western Sydney.

Lakemba shooting: police arrest 85-year-old man

Forensic Police photograph a crime scene in Lakemba

Saffron Howden The residents of a quiet suburban street in south-western Sydney were shocked to see their diminutive, 85-year-old neighbour arrested by police after a man was shot on Thursday night.

Khaled Sharrouf's sister describes his actions fighting with Islamic State as abhorrent

Khaled Sharrouf.

Nick Ralston The sister of Khaled Sharrouf has described the actions of her terrorist brother as "abhorrent" and repugnant to Australian law and values.

Catholic Church names Bishop Anthony Fisher as Cardinal George Pell's successor

Bishop Anthony Fisher at El Phonecian Restaurant in Parramatta in 2011.

Richard Blackburn The Bishop of Parramatta, Anthony Fisher, has been appointed the ninth Archbishop of Sydney, replacing the controversial Cardinal George Pell.

Ilie Istudor trained in Romanian army before shooting strata manager, court told

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Louise Hall An octogenarian pensioner who shot a strata manager with a shortened rifle had trained in the Romanian army and has a history of mental illness, a court has heard.

"I am ashamed": new Archbishop of Sydney Anthony Fisher admits church has failed abuse victims

Rick Feneley The new Archbishop of Sydney has used his first press conference to apologise to sex abuse victims and reach out to Muslims who are feeling marginalised over the terror raids.

Police on guard for retaliation attacks against Muslims after anti-terrorism raids

Michael Koziol Extra police are on the beat in communities with a high Muslim population including Lakemba and Auburn and are on the watch for retaliation attacks against Muslims, police have confirmed.

Terrorism raids could fuel anger in the Muslim community

Fire up: Members of the Muslim community protest in Lakemba over terrorism raids.

Anne Davies and Saffron Howden The risk is that far from keeping us safer, raids of this nature – at dawn, with 800 armed police, breaking down the doors of family homes, when there is no evidence of the suspects being armed...

Concerns pilgrims will be caught up in airport terrorism checks

Passengers sit with their luggage while waiting to board a flight operated by Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd. in the domestic terminal at Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia, on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Virgin Australia, the nation's second-largest carrier, is scheduled to report full-year results on Aug. 29. Photographer: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg

Natalie O'Brien and Leila Abdallah Muslim leaders have expressed concerns that pilgrims travelling to Saudi Arabia during the traditional Hajj season which starts next month may be caught up in the new terrorism checks at Australian...

Celebrated principal Jihad Dib to be parachuted in as ALP candidate despite John Robertson's democracy claim

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Sean Nicholls Celebrated school principal Jihad Dib will be installed as Labor's candidate for the state seat of Lakemba amid accusations the move undermines opposition leader John Robertson's commitment to...

Principal Jihad Dib of Sydney's Punchbowl Boys High School is a study in success

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Josephine Tovey A Western Sydney school has changed under Jihad Dib's leadership, writes Josephine Tovey.

Push to overhaul investigations into police 'misconceived'

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Nicole Hasham An independent review of how NSW police investigate themselves has been disparaged as "factually incorrect" and "misconceived", casting serious doubt on state government efforts to improve confidence...

Terrifying legacy emerges from success of Operation Pendennis

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Rachel Olding More than a decade after their arrest, the most comprehensive terror cell in Australian history continues to menace the country with the same messages of violence and anti-western hate being spread...

Woman charged over road rage scissors stabbing

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Megan Levy A woman has been charged after allegedly stabbing a man during a road rage attack in Sydney's south west.

Ramadan puts family at centre of the table

The Saleh family, Ranad, Musher and their children Ayshe, Ahmad (1) and Rimah (2) enjoy a Ramadan feast.

Michael Koziol The nightly Ramadan meal at Musher Saleh's Lakemba home is a thoroughly modern, family affair; toys litter the floor, the television is glowing but muted, there are tantrums and spillages to manage.