Muslims ‘don’t trust’ multi-million dollar de-radicalisation helpline that has had just five calls in two months

A multi-million dollar deradicalisation helpline has taken only five phone calls in its first two months of operation.

Muslim community leaders say the service, launched in June by the New South Wales Minister for Counter Terrorism David Elliot, is viewed with suspicion.

They say the helpline’s association with the terror-related ministry means it will be not be trusted and is doomed to fail.