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Nov 22, 2007

Not the first time ALP candidates have been “smeared” with Islam

If there’s one person who won’t be surprised at senior Liberal Party figures being caught red-handed distributing allegedly Islamic material in a marginal Western Sydney seat, it is former ALP candidate for Greenway Ed Husic, writes Irfan Yusuf.

If there’s one person who won’t be surprised at senior Liberal Party figures being caught red-handed distributing allegedly Islamic material in a marginal Western Sydney seat, it is former ALP candidate for Greenway Ed Husic.

The nominally Bosnian Muslim background of this Australian-born ALP staffer was used as a wedge by various people on the conservative side. In a speech to the Sydney Institute on 19 October, 2005 (the full text of which can be read here), Husic told his audience of this experience:

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  1. Tony Papafilis

    This is a Christian country, built on Christian western values & that is known to all of us blessed to be welcomed here. People entitled to defend Australian way of life from an assault on Christian values & culture. Religion does not equate to race.

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