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Well-known broadcaster Steve Price has revealed his experience with Nazeem Hussain on Network Ten's "I'm A Celebrity ...Get Me Out Of Here!" has shifted his stance on Muslims in Australia.
By
Sam Carroll

10 Mar 2017 - 2:53 PM  UPDATED 10 Mar 2017 - 2:54 PM

Speaking with Fairfax Media after he was eliminated from the TV show, Price discussed how a conversation he shared with comedian Hussain opened his eyes to the difficult circumstances faced by many who practice Islam in Australia.

"I certainly think I have a greater appreciation of the pressure Muslim Australians are under," Price told Fairfax Media.

"He [Nazeem] told me a very touching story about his sister after the Lindt Cafe Siege. She's a lawyer, and called him up and said I don't think I can wear my hijab home on the train.

"I think they [Muslims] are under threat. I don't think I ever quite understood."

According to Price, the experience he had on the show left him more tolerant and a believer that regardless of age, all people are capable of change.

"I had to be more tolerant and understanding of other people's opinions," he said.

"I had to be less assertive and bossy. And, if it's even possible, less grumpy - but without it being fake.

"My one message out of all this is no matter how old you are and how set you are in your ways, you can change."

Nazeem Hussain's heart-warming TV speech reveals how it felt to be a Muslim during Lindt Cafe siege
Comedian Nazeem Hussain has used his time as a reality television contestant to deliver a heart-warming speech on how his sister, who is also Muslim, was treated on the day of the Lindt Chocolate Cafe siege, 2014.

In an episode of the show which aired last month, Hussain discussed what it was like for his sister, who wears a hijab, to be a Muslim during the Lindt Cafe Siege in 2014. The comedian told an audience of fellow contestants that even though his sister was a successful lawyer, she thought she might be vulnerable to a racist attack given the siege and her religious beliefs.

Instead, he said on the reality show, the resounding show of support for his sister from strangers that day proved they he and his sister, Azmeena, were "comfortable and safe that my fellow Australians are willing to stand up and support me".

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