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Politicians are not doing enough to change the anti-Islam public discourse in Australia, say two of the nation's leading Muslim figures.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency on Thursday in response to a poll that shows 49 percent of Australians support a ban on Muslim immigrants, the Australian Federation Islamic Councils' president Keysar Trad and Mariam Veiszadeh, founder and president of the Australian Islamophobia Register, condemned politicians for allowing an environment of anti-Muslim sentiment to thrive.

Trad said he was "heartbroken" and "devastated" by the poll finding, underlining that "irresponsible politics" are in part to blame.


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