Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, has called for close monitoring of radical extremists of the kind who attacked the good name of the Australian soldiers whose bodies were returned over the weekend.
Radical Ibrahim Siddiq-Conlon launched a Facebook page attacking the soldiers who were killed by a rogue Afghan soldier last week.
The site listed the Australian solider who have died in the conflict and accused them of being terrorists.
“This is a disgusting attack on our soldiers and it is imperative people of this kind be closely monitored,” Mr Christensen said.
“If this sick individual was born in Yemeni, I wonder if he would have the same educational or occupational opportunity or whether he would have the same freedom of religion to convert to Christianity or the same freedom of speech to denigrate his nation and its troops.”
Ibrahim Siddiq-conlon, a Muslim convert, received death threats after creating the site but continued to post hat-fuelled messages about the dead diggers on other Facebook pages, including a message that read: “May they rot in hell.”
“While I don’t condone the death threats made against this individual, Australians must remain alert against such radical extremism,” Mr Christensen said.
In a parliamentary speech commemorating the September 11 attacks, Mr Christensen issued a similar warning about the radical extremist group Hizb Ut Tahrir, a political party that survived a proposed ban in Australia.
“This group believes Australian diggers fighting in Afghanistan are ‘fair game’ and Muslims ‘have an obligation’ to attack them,” Mr Christensen said.
“Their main mission is the establishment of an Islamic Kalifate or a supranational Islamic Government where Sharia reigns supreme and non-Muslims are treated as second-class citizens.
“The hate pedaled by these people is of the same pedigree as that harboured in the hearts of those who flew planes into the World Trade Centre, into the Pentagon, and into a field in Pennsylvania, killing thousands and changing this world forever.
“To protect, preserve, and encourage moderate Islam people, we must be vigilant against extremism. We must be on guard against those among us who would have us killed and our culture destroyed.”