The Party for Freedom to host anti-Islam meeting in Lithgow

Party for Freedom Chairman Nick Folkes. Picture: JAMES ALCOCK.

Party for Freedom Chairman Nick Folkes. Picture: JAMES ALCOCK.

The anti-Islamic group, the Party for Freedom, will host a ‘Keep Islam Out of Lithgow Public Information Session’ in Lithgow on July 30. 

The chairman of the organisation, Nick Folkes, said the purpose of the meeting is to raise awareness. 

“The information session will give locals an opportunity to learn about the dangers of Islam and why opposing the development of a mosque or Muslim school is the right thing to do,” he said.

“People need to understand Islam is a dangerous political ideology that threatens Australia's security, way of life and future.”

Last year, Party for Freedom members disrupted a mass at an Anglican church in Gosford dressed up in mock Islamic garb to protest the church’s pro-refugee stance.

NSW Police sought an injunction against the organisation’s plans to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Cronulla Riots in 2015. 

The public event page on Facebook for the Lithgow information session mentions the ‘Demystifying Islam’ meeting held in Lithgow in May.

“The meeting descended into a public exercise of lies and apology,” the event description reads.

“Fortunately, local patriots held a protest outside the ‘Demystifying Islam’ meeting opposing the development application saying a masullah is not welcome in Lithgow.”

The location of the Party for Freedom’s information session is yet to be confirmed. 

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