Australian senator Jacqui Lambie outside the Lindt Chocolate cafe at Martin Place in Sydney, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Tens of thousands of Sydneysiders have paid tribute to the two victims of the Martin Place siege, barrister Katrina Dawson and cafe manager Tori Johnson.
Australian senator Jacqui Lambie outside the Lindt Chocolate cafe at Martin Place in Sydney, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Tens of thousands of Sydneysiders have paid tribute to the two victims of the Martin Place siege, barrister Katrina Dawson and cafe manager Tori Johnson. AAP Image - Nikki Short

Senator Lambie says alleged death threat will not scare her

OUTSPOKEN senator Jacqui Lambie has declared she will not be intimidated after receiving a death threat from people claiming to be IS supporters.

Senator Lambie said she received a letter on Friday, signed by the "Adelaide Islamic State Mujahideen", threatening to behead her if she did not support sharia law being implemented in Australia.

"Obviously someone is trying to intimidate and scare me. I will not be intimidated or scared," Senator Lambie said.

Senator Lambie has been an outspoken critic of sharia law and has called for burqas to be banned.

"I will not allow anyone to hold the Parliament of Australia in contempt by interfering with the free and fair performance of an Australian senator.

"I will continue to speak out about the threat that supporters of Islamic State and Sharia law pose to the Australian democratic culture and people."

The letter mentions a proposal to build a north Adelaide mosque but Senator Lambie said the letter may have been a hoax from mosque opponents.

Groups supporting and opposing the north Adelaide mosque distanced themselves from the letter.

Senator Lambie said the letter would not end her opposing sharia law and "unnecessary face coverings in public" as well as re-introducing the death penalty for terrorists.

- APN NEWSDESK


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