She is also an umpire in the Essendon District Football League and aspires to be a journalist.
To me, it is clear that when people have at least a basic understanding of diverse cultures and religions they tend to be more accepting.
Does it really matter what religion you follow or which God you believe in if you are a good person, and treat everyone how you would like to be treated?
Her view was that of the uninformed general public: she associated Islam simply with terrorists, bombs and burqas.
With so many negative images surrounding Islam, it is important for students to know someone who can prove the stereotypes wrong and change their perception.
I appreciate the Catholic faith for its teaching to love one another and refrain from being self-centered.
I often try to be helpful in explaining aspects of my Islamic culture, including the celebration of Ramadan.In my earlier years I would often be asked 'If you're a Muslim why do you come here? My reply was always, 'My parents like Catholic education and there is no harm in learning about different races or religions is there? One thing I do not like is when people make uninformed comments.Last year, in year ten, we had a subject called 'Religion and Society'.They do not advocate death to anyone for transgression.This contradicts Islamic tenets and Islamic scholars have confirmed that this is so.Many people already have a fixed view on other members of our multicultural society.Their views may have been influenced by many factors: older family members, the media, even bad experiences.And it's through the support of people like you that it is able to do so.Donate Now I have had many friendly contacts with many Muslims. As someone who values tolerance, freedom and respect for the human person, I struggle to find evidence of these in the Qu'ran, Sharia and Islamic texts such as the Bukhari the ahadith and The Reliance of the Traveller, all central texts explaining Islamic belief.So long may people like Nadine flourish and contradict the intolerance at the heart of Islam.Skye | 16 November 2011 In Australia's immigration history there is a ladder on which migrants climb from racist discrimination to equality.