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Nadia Saleh becomes Australia’s first elected hijabi councillor

Written by FDM

Nadia Saleh has made history as Australia’s first elected hijabi councillor in the country.

She is Australian of Lebanese descent. Nadia Saleh has won a seat in the city council of Canterbury-Bankstown, Sydney. According to Al Arabya, Saleh won the race for the country’s largest city council in terms of population along with other two Muslim councillors, Mohammad Huda and Mohammad Zaman.

Nadiai, a 31-year-old mother of four, lives with her husband Khider Saleh, who was the first Muslim and Arab to win in the city’s council election. Nadia fled Lebanon during the civil war 28 years ago and settled in Sydney’s southwest. She served as CEO of the Riverwood Community Centre for 18 years.

Her win is considered an achievement specially coming amidst anti-Islam campaigns in Australia.