The moment was surreal for Australian Muslims. The prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, was addressing the Muslim Council of Victoria and said: “I believe acknowledging the large contributions that Muslims have created to Australian society”.
It was only a year ago when the former Prime Minister Tony Abbott gutted the Muslim community by his choice of words “I wish more Muslim leaders would say that (Islam is a religion of peace) ... and mean it” implying the community was dishonest and disloyal to this nation. Those words flattened all Australian Muslims and inspired myriad anti-Muslim groups to prominence.
Words are powerful, but here was power of another kind.. Tags: #Australia #
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