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Anti-Muslim sentiment strong and widespread in Australian army, study shows
Anti-Muslim sentiment is "strong" and "probably quite widespread" among Australian defence force members and was higher among those who had undergone cultural sensitivity training, according to research commissioned by the army.
Soldiers from four special operations units based at Holsworthy army base were asked whether they believed "the Muslim religion promotes violence and terrorism".
Of the 182 people who took part, an estimated 80% agreed with the sentiment, according to lead researcher Charles Miller from the Australian National University.
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