Dear Misha
>
>In answer to my critics I stand by both my contentions regarding Adem
>Somyurek.
>
>Naming him as the only Muslim in any Australian Parliament was done by
>me in a considered way after conversations I had with Somyurek himself
>and with staff of the parliamentary library in Melbourne recently.
>
>Apparently John Eren does not claim to be a Muslim.
>
>It chances to be the case that both Eren (in March 1964) and Somyurek
>(in September 1967) were born in Izmir, Turkey, but that does not mean
>they are both Muslims.
>
>If Somyurek can win Eumemmerring then any Muslim can win a seat
>anywhere in Australia, given the right party endorsement and good
>political climate for the party at the time.
>
>Yours sincerely
>
>Malcolm Mackerras

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