A Muslim imam has discovered a Sharia law book advocating jihad and hostage taking in Melbourne international airport's Islamic prayer room.
Sheikh Mohammad Tawhidi, a Shia imam who campaigns against Islamic extremism, saw the Arabic language book shortly before boarding a flight.
The Adelaide-based Shia religious leader and author made a video of himself flicking through the index, which featured references to jihad, 'taking hostages at war' and taxing 'infidel' non-Muslims.
Shortly before boarding his flight, he told Daily Mail Australia a fundamentalist Sunni Islamic law book had the potential to 'certainly radicalise someone'.
'It can turn a regular traveller or a frustrated, vulnerable traveller into an extremist,' he said, shortly after midday on Thursday. 'It goes against national security.'