CANBERRA -- Liberal National Party MP George Christensen has declared a "war" on "radical Islam", setting up a website to "expose radical Islamic practices" and "political correctness".
Christensen, the Member for Dawson, in Queensland, promoted his new website -- titled "War on Radical Islam" -- on Facebook on Tuesday morning. He asked followers to contribute to the project, saying that he was offering as payment "a whopping total of nothing" but argued that contributors would "be helping fight for a cause which could determine the future of Western civilisation, freedom, liberty and humankind".
The website, which we have decided not to link to and which we have blocked out from Christensen's above Facebook post, features a logo which includes a targeting cross on a man in a head covering and holding a rifle, while the letter "I" in "Islam" has been replaced with a sword.
The site goes further in its description:
"This website will feature articles and items critical of radical Islam and its appeasers and will promote solutions to the issue such as a reformation to Islam and support for moderate Muslims seeking to reform their faith. This website will be predominantly from an Australian point-of-view, however articles and items it will feature will not be exclusively focused on Australia."
Christensen has previously stated that Australia was "at war" with Islam. In July 2015, speaking at a rally held by far-right group Reclaim Australia -- which infamously held a 10th "anniversary" for the 2005 Cronulla race riots -- Christensen said: "we would be foolishly naive to think that we are not at war with radical Islam."
He later posted an entire blog on his website on the same topic.
Christensen's office declined to comment when contacted by The Huffington Post Australia on Tuesday.
Christensen has skirted with controversy in the past, questioning whether Halal certifications could fund terrorism, calling to reintroduce the death penalty in Australia, and likening climate change to a science fiction movie plot.Suggest a correction