The push to ban the burqa only furthers the aims of extremist groups such as Islamic State, angry Muslim groups have told a parliamentary inquiry.

Representatives of the NSW Muslim Legal Network lashed out against the anti-burqa campaign, calling it "very dangerous, hurtful, divisive and inflammatory".

At hearings into the government's new anti-terror laws, Ertunc Yasar Ozen said the Muslim community felt targeted by the national security crackdown.

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