Waleed Aly: First Muslim Co-Host of a Major Australian Prime Time TV Show

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Waleed with his co-hosts Waleed with his co-hosts

Waleed Aly is to become the first Muslim in Australia to co-host a major, prime time television show. Waleed is set to join Carrie Bickmore and Peter Helliar on The Project on 26 January 2015.

It is exciting because he is a Muslim who’ll be sitting in the spotlight, but even more exciting because Waleed’s religious beliefs have rarely influenced his day-to-day work. Essentially, he’ll just be a normal co-host who happens to be Muslim and that’s exactly what we need.

On his religious beliefs influencing his job, Waleed said “It is something I’m aware of and it is something I value (but) it is not something that is front of mind when I’m doing my job.” He added, “I’m not on a particular mission by taking this job.”

And I don’t think he needs to be on a mission to make a huge impact. Simply, his presence on the…

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