Muslims welcome but not Islam, says Sunshine Coast group

SUNSHINE Coast Safe Communities Inc's Ron Hutchins says while there is room for Muslims on the Sunshine Coast, there is no place for Islam.

"Australian Muslims are welcome in our community. However, Islam is totally incompatible with western democracy and freedoms," Mr Hutchins said.

He said ideally, Muslims would remain on the Coast, peacefully worshipping, while rejecting the violent passages in the Koran and "encouraging their children to integrate with mainstream society".

"If people wish to live under Sharia Law, they should choose a country where Sharia is the law of the land," he said.

Mr Hutchins said Muslims should be given every opportunity to assimilate, but he warned: "It will be no easy task to dissuade diligent Muslims from their basic beliefs."