ABOUT 200 people turned out to a forum in Buddina on Sharia law and political Islam, among them Buderim State MP Steve Dickson.
Sunshine Coast Safe Communities Inc president Ron Hutchins got proceedings under way at Kawana Community Hall yesterday before guest speakers, including Iraq veteran and controversial identity Bernard Gaynor, addressed the gathering.
It was a tightly-run affair, with ID required upon entry and media restricted to shooting from the rear of the event, to avoid identifying those in the audience.
Those with objections to the views being presented were put on notice prior to the start of speeches, to leave if they simply intended to disrupt proceedings.
The first address came from Chris Newman, who warned of what he said was Islam’s hidden goal to impose Sharia law upon Australia and make its residents subservient, likening Islam to a “Trojan Horse”.
“Our neighbourhood communities are at risk,” Mr Newman said.