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Calls for Christians to be given priority among Syrian refugees are discriminatory and reinforce a sense Muslims "are always going to be vilified in the Australian community", the country's highest Sunni authority has said.

Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamed, Australia's grand mufti, said choosing refugees based on religion or ethnicity was the very kind of sectarian thinking "that got Iraq and Syria into the problems they're facing now".

"When it comes to catastrophes such as these we should be prioritising human beings rather than prioritising a certain religion," he told Guardian Australia.


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