Muslim party unveils Senate plans

AUSTRALIA'S first Muslim political party has unveiled plans to win a Senate seat at the next election.

Western Sydney man Diaa Mohamed said he considered postponing the launch after the Paris terrorist attacks, but decided it was "as good a time as any".

"Four or five anti-Islamic parties are being created and we thought we need to do something to address that," he told ABC Radio.

Iraq veteran Bernard Gaynor is a candidate of the newly-formed Australian Liberty Alliance, one of the anti-Muslim parties Mr Mohamed referred to.

He took to Facebook to denounce the Islamic faith-based party's formation.

"Now we have the Australian Muslim Party, people can stop calling me a bigot for opposing Islam," he said.

"It's got nothing to do with race. It's got nothing to with religion and it's got everything to do with Islam's violent and totalitarian political outlook."



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