A Labor senator who fled Iran as a boy has described the end of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan as something that is 'as Aussie as it gets'.
His facebook followers were not amused.
'You, Sam Dastyari, are doing so much damage to the ALP with this Islamic and halal takeover and promoting that,' he said.
Mr Yemini, a former Israeli soldier, said it was disturbing for any politician to describe the end of Ramadan as something quintessentially Australian.
'Lakemba mosque is probably as far from as Aussie as it gets,' he said.
'This is the same Lakemba Mosque, in 2012 I believe, which issued a fatwa against Christmas.
'As Aussie as it gets, eh, mate?'