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Amir Butler is an author and engineer. Born in the United Kingdom, he currently lives in Melbourne, Australia.
Amir Butler's views on Muslims in Australia were quoted in the past in the Australian media, sometimes critically. Butler has also been cited in the UK Parliament and in the NSW Parliament as an authority with views on legislation to do with vilification based on religion.
- "Media Watch, Muslims, Albrechtsen and Others". Media Watch Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 2002. Archived from the original on 29 April 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-11.
- Hardaker, David (2004-12-17). "Tribunal finds Muslims vilified by Assemblies of God preacher". PM on ABC Radio. Retrieved 2007-05-09.
Now, one prominent member of the Muslim community in Melbourne, that's Amir Butler, from the Australian Muslim Public Affairs Committee, has changed his mind on these laws, because he says they're only undermining the religious freedoms which, say, purport to protect.
- Waks, Manny (2007-04-10). "Talk nonsense, but it's not open slather". Herald Sun. Retrieved 2007-05-09.
- "Racial and Religious Hatred Bill [11 Oct 2005]". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). House of Lords. 2005-10-11. Archived from the original on 2006-03-26.
- "Anti-Discrimination Amendment (Religious Tolerance) Bill". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). New South Wales Legislative Council. 2005-09-22.
- AntiWar.com column
- Why I have changed my mind about vilification laws
- Warning from Australia: Don't legislate against hate
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