Anti-Islam leaflets delivered across the South Burnett

AN ANTI-ISLAMIC leaflet has been dropped in letterboxes across the South Burnett that accuses Islam of being a "death cult" and the prophet Mohammed of being a paedophile.

Kingaroy resident Chris Stumer said he was shocked to find the pamphlet in his letterbox over the weekend.

"It's a bit rough," Mr Stumer said.

"It's probably stuff we don't really need in Kingaroy."

The leaflet was distributed by Maidenwell resident Paul Hudson, who said he had dropped similar leaflets across south-east Queensland for years.

"Basically it's just freedom of speech," Mr Hudson said.

Mr Hudson said he identified as a non-denominational Christian and that it was his duty to "go out and share" the word.

"I believe that because we are democratic that we should be able to say what we want about them," he said. But despite his leaflet's comments about Islam, he said he was not targeting all followers of the faith.

"At the end of the day, 90% of the Muslim faith is fabulous; it's about the 10% that is really wrong," he said.

Catholic Saint Mary's Parish priest Father Nigel Sequeira said people did not realise the common ground between the faiths.

"Prayer, charity, that is what all religions call for," Fr Sequeira said. "There are people who are fear mongers and brand everyone as a terrorist because of their religion, and that is unacceptable."

Fr Sequeira had an extensive knowledge of Islam and other faiths from his time living in India and working in the Middle East.

Mr Hudson said he would not be discouraged despite complaints he had received.

"It's like telling a Jehovah's Witness not to doorknock," he said.

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