Victoria’s peak Islamic body wishes to express its sincere appreciations of the Prime Minister’s visit to the Islamic Council of Victoria.
The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull met with the ICV board and held an hour long roundtable discussion with diverse representatives of Muslim youth.
The open, authentic and engaging approach of the Prime Minister resonated with the young Muslims instilling a sense of unity based on mutual respect.
The Prime Minister’s visit gave the Muslim community renewed hope acknowledging that Muslims are a respected and valued part of the ‘Australian Family”
The Prime Minister acknowledged the rich contributions the Muslim’s have made to Australia and emphasised that the Muslim community needs to be viewed beyond the prism of security.
Regrettably the loyalty of the Muslim community has been questioned in recent years, the ICV believes loyalty cannot be demanded through unfair accusations, rather it must be commanded through mutual respect. We thank the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for respecting the Muslim community and showing authentic leadership.
The full set of the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull’s remarks is available on the Prime Minister’s website.