An Australian Islamic group has proposed the creation of taxpayer-funded "safe spaces" for young Muslims.

The Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV), which says it represents 200,000 Muslims, claims the community is suffering mental health issues and other problems because of the widespread suspicion it faces over fears of radical Islamic terror.

The ICV said such forums would enable young people to safely express "inflammatory views that would cause trouble if voiced publicly."

On "Tucker Carlson Tonight," American Muslim Blair Imani, executive director of Equality for HER, explained why she thinks such safe spaces are a good idea.

"I'm talking about safe spaces being somewhere where you can be who you are without fear of being surveilled, having violence committed against you or being harassed," Imani said. "And I think it's a good idea to have everywhere."

Tucker asked why she thinks law enforcement agencies would put Muslims under surveillance, and she answered it's because of their counterterrorism efforts.

He continued pressing her, asking why there are counterterrorism efforts against Muslims in the first place.

"There are acts of terror committed in the name of Allah," Imani acknowledged, adding that she believes Muslims are nonetheless being religiously persecuted by governments.

Tucker argued that other religious groups like the Amish and Hasidic Jews aren't the targets of counterterrorism efforts because, by and large, they don't commit terror attacks.

He said it's a fact that many human beings have been killed recently in the name of Islam, even if many Muslims say radical Islam is a perversion of their religion.

"This is a real thing," Tucker said. "And I don't understand why groups like yours won't acknowledge the reality of that, because it is there, it's true."

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