The spiritual leader of Muslims in Australia has warned young people not to trust "Sheik Google and Sheik YouTube", saying they are "very dangerous and they have no moral or religious authority".

While speaking out about the potentially harmful influence of social media, Ibrahim Abu Mohammad, the Grand Mufti of Australia, reached out to all Australians, reassuring them they have nothing to fear from their Muslim neighbours.

"I would like to say to my fellow citizens that we are all Australians and the safety and security of this country must be a shared part of all our culture and ethics," Dr Ibrahim said.

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