Anti-Islam group member ‘tests bank security’ in bizarre social experiment

Caity Stone

A member of a far-right anti-Islamic group has filmed himself in a bizarre social experiment walking into a bank wearing a bike helmet, dog suit and a burqa to ‘test security protocols’ inside Australian banks.

Dennis Huts asserts that burqas should not be allowed to be worn inside Australian banks for the safety of other customers and believes the experiment proves ‘politically correct allowance’.

Members of the United Patriots Front posing for a photograph. Source: Facebook.
An image that appears on the group's Facebook page. Source: Facebook.

The footage has since been uploaded on the United Patriots Front Facebook page captioned: “This shows how our society cowers before Islam in fear of offending it.”

“This is the clear and present danger and people need to wake up,” the page also states.

A photo of a rally that the group have uploaded. Source: Facebook.

Huts starts his 'social experiment' by putting on a motorbike helmet and stepping into a Westpac branch, but is immediately told by security he must leave the premises.

The motorbike helmet was the first in the experiment. Source: Facebook.
The undercover footage that Huts filmed during his 'social experiment'. Source: Facebook.

"I got two feet into the bank and they told me to get out and take off the helmet and I can't come back into the bank with the helmet on," Mr Huts said.

"It seems that you're not allowed to go into a bank with your identity concealed, probably because it gives you a better chance of robbing the bank and getting away with it."

Then Huts puts on a dog suit, attempts to enter the bank for a second time and is quickly asked to leave by security.

The dog suit was the next 'outfit' Huts wore into the Westpac branch. Source: Facebook.

His final outfit is a traditional Islamic burqa, covering his body from head to toe except for a small slither of skin to show his eyes.

He receives a number of strange looks from customers inside the bank, but is not told to leave the bank at any time during his brief visit.

Then Huts wore a traditional Islamic burqa. Source: Facebook.
Huts upon leaving the banking branch. Source: Facebook.

Mr Huts then approaches two staff members to question why he had not been asked to leave the branch.

United Fronts Facebook page has many fans but also many critics. Source: Facebook.

“I came in the bank today three times with my identity hidden. Do you think we make allowances on the grounds of cultural sensitivity?” Huts asked.

“Do you think the risk is the same? In that burqa I could have had a gun under that thing or anything,” he said.

The controversial video has received mixed messages on the United Fronts Facebook page, which has been known to post controversial material to incite reactions from its almost 30,000 followers.