THE most successful Christian political party in NSW is calling for a moratorium on Muslim immigration to Australia, replacing them with persecuted Christians from the Middle East.
Christian Democratic Party leader Fred Nile, the longest-serving MP in the NSW upper house, who made an unsuccessful bid for the federal Senate in 2004, said the moratorium should be in place to allow a study of the effects of Muslim migration.
"There has been no serious study of the potential effects upon Australia of more than 300,000 Muslims who are already here," he said. "Australians deserve a breathing space so the situation can be carefully assessed before Islamic immigration can be allowed to resume.More: The Australian, Winds of Jihad - video
"In the meantime, Australia should extend a welcoming hand to many thousands of persecuted Christians who are presently displaced or at risk in the Middle East."