Rabat - A political party representing Australian Muslims has been created in Sydney in the aftermath of the Paris attacks on Monday.
Rabat – A political party representing Australian Muslims has been created in Sydney in the aftermath of the Paris attacks on Monday.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported that Sydney man Diaa Mohamed unveiled The Australian Muslim Party in response to the growing political activism against Islam.
Mr Mohamed said the party would provide a platform for Australia’s Muslim population on a national political level.
“Maybe it is because we didn’t know how, or we were a bit too fragmented, so hopefully this will at least give us that opportunity,” he told ABC.
Mr Mohamed said he almost called off the launch in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, believed to be the worst atrocity in France since World War Two.
The party’s formation comes after several anti-Islamic parties intend to stand for election including one launched by Geert Wilders in the country last month, Australian Liberty Alliance.
Other anti-Islamic parties include Rise Up, Party For Freedom, Love Australia or Leave It.
The country has been plagued by anti-Islamic incidents including attacks on Muslim women wearing hijab and anti-mosque rallies held at proposed worship sites.
The party hopes to have Senate candidates in all states and territories at Australia’s federal election next year. It needs 500 signatures to register for Australia’s Senate ballot paper.