A prominent Muslim leader has supported a ban on the burqa if it will help Australia's national security and reduce the risk of terror attacks.

Sunni Muslim spokesman and political candidate Jamal Daoud claims there is no requirement in Islam to wear a veil, saying it is a choice made by an extreme minority.

"If this will help with security, national security, and preventing terrorist attacks," he said.

"We support such a move.

"There is no mentioning of covering the face in any Quranic verses."

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