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PREACHERS of Islamic extremism should be barred from Australia, a federal MP has said.
Michael Johnson, a lower house independent, has also called for a debate on banning the burqa.
He said Prime Minister Julia Gillard and his former boss, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott, needed to repudiate the leadership of Hizb ut-Tahrir, a global Islamic group which wants Australian Muslims to reject democracy.
"Join together and repudiate the extremism of this global movement and ... guarantee that none of its international preachers ever receive a visa to step on to Australian soil again," Mr Jo