Members of the group, Party for Freedom, were dressed in mock Islamic garb when they barged into the Gosford Anglican Church on the New South Wales Central Coast on Sunday. They pretended to pray to Allah while playing Muslim prayers on a loudspeaker and criticized Islam before walking out. Considering how much these Anglican churchgoers love Muslims, they should have enjoyed the impromptu ‘Allahu Akbar’ performance.
ABC (h/t Kev) Father Rod Bower, who was running the service, said the group were Pauline Hanson supporters and told the ABC he was shocked when the group entered his church halfway through his sermon. “It was … just out of the blue, some of the congregation were quite upset,” he said.
“I recognised one of the participants and clearly they weren’t Muslims — it was mock attire. “I took a minute or so but I worked out who they were. I quietened the congregation down; they were a bit distressed.” (Awwww, not nearly as distressed as they would have been if it were real Muslims with knives threatening to behead their pastor as they did in France)