“My mother gave me a hug,” she recalls, “but she was crying.” A few days later, Susan began wearing a headscarf.For eight years, after the conversion to Islam, there had been a rift between Susan and her mother. Susan says: “Now, my mum even buys me head scarves and sends presents to my children for Eid.” Susan had found that Islam, “…He also was the CEO of the Australian operations of the National Australia Bank from 2004-2009.Fahour was born in Lebanon and migrated to Australia with his parents in 1970. Husic is an Australian federal politician and Australia's first Muslim frontbencher.Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton said Gargasoulas had no links to terrorism, but was known to the police as he had a history of mental health and drug abuse issues as well as a record of domestic violence.“This individual is not related to any counter-terrorism or any terrorism-related activities,” Ashton said.June 16 2011 What will you do if your beloved mother tells you “I don’t care if you marry a drug dealer, but don’t marry a Muslim?” This is exactly what was told to Susan Carland when she was 17 years old after declaring that one of her New Year’s resolutions was “to investigate other religions.” Of course, Islam was not in her priority list as she used to say “It looked violent, sexist and foreign.” Two years later, at the age of 19, Susan who has been raised as a Baptist became a Muslim without the influence of any man!
Irrespective of their religion, what they have in common with their fellow countrymen and women is an enormous contribution to society through their professional careers, which range from sport to the military, politics and the top of the corporate ladder. Fahour is the Managing Director and CEO of Australia Post, the executive chairman of Startrack and the director of the Carlton Football Club.“He was just driving in a really determined fashion, just in a straight line.There was no hesitancy as he got to the crowds and he didn’t swerve, it was just — he just drove through them.” Despite the similarity to Islamic terrorist attacks in Nice and Berlin in recent months, in which trucks have been used to plough through crowds, killing dozens, police have ruled out terrorism as a motive.'Drugs **** ice that sh*tiz no good mate once a blue moon ok I smoke weed sometimes when I cant sleep and only a tiny bit,' he wrote.He also listed himself as having 'no religion' in one profile and 'other' in another, despite his religious rantings in the past few weeks on Facebook.Gargasoulas said on January 9 god had given him wisdom and knowledge and 'awoken' him, as part of a long Facebook rant.