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Australians should not be scared of Sharia law because it is consistent with our own culture and values, the country's new Muslim leader says.

Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamed yesterday said his goal as the Grand Mufti of Australia was "clarifying the misconceptions about our religion".

He said debate was clouded by misunderstanding and a focus on the more extreme punishments, such as a death penalty for Muslims who convert to another religion.


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