Sydney's Muslim community has been urged to not turn the other cheek to "insults" and "attacks" on Islam and the prophet Muhammad.

In response to the terror attacks that rocked Paris last month, 1000 Muslims gathered in Lakemba last night.

Members of the crowd waved provocative signs that proclaimed "Je suis Muslims" — mimicking a phrase used in support of slain workers of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo — and chanted a promise to protect Muhammad and their faith.

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