A push to "ban the burqa" has resurfaced from South Australian Liberal senator Cory Bernardi, drawing condemnation from some corners of the western suburbs.

In the wake of the counter-terrorism operation on September 18, Senator Bernardi - who was behind an anti-burqa push in 2010 - took to Twitter to describe the burqa as a "shroud of oppression" and a "flag of fundamentalism".

"Note burqa wearers in some of the houses raided this morning? This shroud of oppression and flag of fundamentalism is not right in Aust [sic]," Senator Bernardi wrote.

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