Religious leaders have called for calm on Australia Day and police have warned they will clamp down hard on Gold Coasters who get caught up in any anti-social behaviour aimed at the city's Muslims.

Their comments follow concern that alcohol-fuelled youth may vent their anger against Muslims on January 26, following terrorist attacks in Paris.

Pastor Erica Nugent, of the 500-strong Pentecostal Surf City Christian Church, appealed to Christians across the city to be true to their faith by showing love to others on Australia Day.

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