Tony Abbott tells Sydney Islamic protesters to 'lighten up'
Prime minister says some people are 'thin-skinned' about free speech, and cites Egyptian president's call for a revolution in Islam
A radical Islamic group planning to protest against the use of images of the prophet Muhammad needs to "lighten up", Tony Abbott has told Sydney radio.
The group, Hizb ut-Tahrir, planned to rally in south-west Sydney on Friday evening against the kind of images that proliferated in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo killings.
Abbott told 2GB he hoped there would be only a few protesters.
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