Two community groups have distanced themselves from claims they are involved in preparing protest action against plans for a Muslim place of worship in Maroochydore.

Both Sunshine Coast Safe Communities (SCSC) and the Patriots Defence League of Australia (PDLA) contacted the Daily after Restore Australia CEO Mike Holt linked them to his group's plans.

They said Mr Holt's claim that anti-mosque groups will not talk to Muslims behind the proposal was not their view.

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