Non-Muslim women offer flowers in show of solidarity with Canberra’s Islamic community

Ten non-Muslim women, wearing hijabs and carrying flowers, have touched Canberra’s Islamic community with their simple message of love and solidarity.

After a week of heightened anti-Islamic rhetoric in Canberra, where numerous politicians discussed banning the burqa, 10 women armed only with flowers attended an ACT Islamic festival to show support for their fellow Canberrans.

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At three locations across Canberra on Saturday the Islamic community celebrated Eid al-Adha, or the festival of the sacrifice, which involves prayers followed by family events and feasting.

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