Muslim Party Wants to Institute Islamic Law

September 6, 2005

Source: The Australian,5744,16505917%255E2702,00.html

On September 6, 2005 The Australian reported, "The leader of the nation's first Muslim political party says all Australians should be living under Islamic law dictated by the Koran.

The Best Party of Allah in Australia applied for registration in the ACT yesterday, claiming to provide a political voice for Muslims. Founder Kurt Kennedy, a Vietnamese-born Muslim convert and candidate in the ACT assembly elections last year, said the party wanted to 'implement the laws as stated in the Koran.'

'The positive part of sharia law is (about) treating everybody fairly,' he said. 'I don't think anybody should have any worries about it. If they read through the Koran, there's nothing there that will threaten them or threaten their personal life or property.'

The new party had almost 200 members but needed 500 to register federally, which was the goal, he said."