Despite the fact that the immigration debate usually differentiates between the religion of Islam and extreme fundamentalist interpretations, the Liberal senator raised a controversy by giving a bold statement against Islam, news.com.au reports.
He had earlier told radio station MTR that: "Islam itself is the problem - it's not Muslims. Muslims are individuals that practise their faith in their own way, but Islam is a totalitarian, political and religious ideology."
"It tells people everything about how they need to conduct themselves, who they're allowed to marry and how they're allowed to treat other people." he added. (ANI)