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AOCE Praises Appointments of Two Muslim Ministers in Australian Gov’t

AOCE Praises Appointments of Two Muslim Ministers in Australian Gov’t

Friday, 3 June, 2022 - 07:45
Part of Al-Azhar’s celebration yesterday of its teachers’ graduation in partnership with the British Council (Al-Azhar Foundation)

Al-Azhar Observatory for Combating Extremism (AOCE) hailed the appointment of two Muslim ministers in the new Australian government.

AOCE touched upon the Australian government’s performance after the victory of the Australian Labor Party led by Anthony Albanese at the parliamentary elections.

It added that this cabinet line-up, comprising two Muslim ministers, is unprecedented.

Anne Aly took on the ministry roles of Minister for Early Childhood and Youth.

Anne Aly, Australia’s first female Muslim minister, was sworn in as minister for early childhood and youth, while Industry and Science Minister Ed Husic is the first Muslim to serve in Cabinet.

AOCE praised this step considering that assigning Muslims to pioneering posts is a response to the hate speech promoted by the far-right groups in Europe.

Meanwhile, Azhar celebrated 5,000 teachers at Azhar who passed a training program to teach English language (AATAGs) in cooperation with the British Council.

This program comes in partnership with the British Council in the sustainable professional development field.

Grand Imam's Deputy Dr. Muhammad Al-Duwaini stressed that Azhar attaches great importance to foreign languages and is keen on learning them.

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