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Ousted Islamic leaders wrest back control after AFIC 'coup'
by Patrick Begley and Rachel Olding
Islamic leaders kicked out of their positions on a powerful national body have won back control from opponents who seized headquarters and bank accounts in a "coup" last month.
The NSW Supreme Court on Friday reinstalled executive members of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils so long as they call fresh elections as soon as possible.
The interim ruling follows weeks of turmoil in the federation, which runs six Islamic schools, administers halal certification and owns $65 million in assets.
On February 11, a group of former members, some of whom were banned or sacked for maladministration, convened a meeting and installed themselves as the executive committee.
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