Australian PM’s party drops election candidate over Islamophobic comments

FILE PHOTO: Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, April 11, 2019. AAP Image/Mick Tsikas via REUTERS

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Campaigning for a general election later this month, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday he had forced a candidate to quit his Liberal Party because of Islamophobic comments posted on social media. Jessica Whelan is the third Liberal candidate to be dropped by the party in the past week because of […]

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