Hardline Islamic preachers forced out of Sydney mosques after visits from Aussie Intelligence services

Mosques in Sydney have been kicking out controversial preachers, irritating extremists who have resorted to speaking in rented halls and private spaces instead.

The spiritual leader of hardline Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir is among a handful of preachers who have lashed out on social media at what they say is an attack on freedom of speech.

In a now-deleted Facebook post, Ismail Al-Wahwah claimed he was banned from giving Friday prayers at one mosque due to pressure from ASIO.