Australian Liberty Alliance (ALA) candidate for Farrer Ron Pike says the time is right for Australians to have a conversation about the threat of radical Islam.

The party's published policy document states Islam "is not merely a religion, it is a totalitarian ideology with global aspirations" and proposes a 10-year ban on Muslims from most Islamic nations coming to live in Australia.

"The growth of radical Islam is totally incompatible with a free, tolerant, peace-loving democracy and that is what we're against," Mr Pike said.

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