The distribution of an offensive pamphlet depicting a Muslim man physically abusing a woman and a child and alleging that the practice is condoned by the Islamic teachings is sparking a storm of condemnations from Australian Muslims.

“We are sad about it, we don’t agree with the booklet or its logic,” Yusef Mansuri, the vice-president of the Islamic Society of the ACT, told Canberra Times on Tuesday, January 3.

“But that said, Australia is a democratic country and people are entitled to express themselves.”

Offensive pamphlets were distributed to homes throughout Queanbeyan during Christmas holidays.

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