A controversial Islamic centre attended by an Islamic State fighter and several suspected terrorists in Springvale South has closed down.

The Al-Furqan Islamic Information Centre, run by firebrand cleric Harun Mehicevic, has announced that it will close its doors immediately.

"We believe that given the constant harassment, pressure and false accusations levelled against the centre — particularly by media and politicians — this is the best course of action," the centre said in a statement.

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