Two of the ruling coalition backbenchers Senator Cory Bernardi and MP George Christensen will be attending fundraising dinners for anti-Islam group, Q Society to be held on 9 February in Sydney and 10 February in Melbourne.

Other guests to attend include “Angry” Anderson, cartoonist Larry Pickering and writer Gabrielle Lord.

The events will raise money for the Q Society to fight a defamation case brought against the organisation and two of its members by Mohammed El-Mouelhy, the head of the Halal Certification Authority.

The Q Society has been actively opposing building of mosque and continues to actively engage in vilification of Islam and demonisation of Muslims.