Australia’s first Muslim Party aims for senate seats

(BBC) Australia’s first party representing Muslims intends to contest senate seats at the next federal election.

Launching the party in Sydney, founder Diaa Mohamed told Fairfax he wanted a louder voice for Muslims.

“There are a lot of parties out there to specifically oppose Islam and Muslims, yet Muslims don’t have any official representation,” he said.

Australia has a number of anti-Islam parties, including one backed by Dutch MP Geert Wilders.

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