Waldren and Minus report on Scholastic Australia's decision not to proceed with publication of John Dale's Army of the Pure. Scholastic made its decision when booksellers and library suppliers expressed concern that the book featured a Muslim terrorist.
Imre Salusinszky reflects on recent films and books that feature 'apocalyptic imaginings'. 'That apocalypse and looming disaster should form an important theme of the arts at a time like this is no surprise. But when we look at the contemporary arts and ask what is identified as the source of the disater, one extremely plausible villain, Islamofascism, is nowhere to be found.' Salusinszky illustrates his thoughts with reference, among other works, to Andrew McGahan's Underground and Richard Flanagan's The Unknown Terrorist.