A Gippsland council in south-east Victoria is receiving threatening letters from members of an anti-Islamic Facebook group over its halal program.

The Facebook page uses the Baw Baw Shire official logo, contains anti-Islamic commentary and says the shire supports Islamic jihad and sharia law.

The group's co-founder, Drouin resident Dianne Summerfield, says she set up the page because she is against the shire's halal program, which helps local businesses become halal accredited.

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