Three-quarters of Muslim Australians feel they are unfairly targeted by terror laws, study reveals

Muslim Australians believe overwhelmingly that they are unfairly targeted by counter-terrorism laws but say terrorist groups distort the true meaning of Islam, a survey of community attitudes has revealed.

Around one in five of the 800 Muslims polled believed that terrorist groups sometimes have legitimate grievances, the survey found, hinting at the delicate task Australian community leaders face in countering the propaganda war waged by groups such as Islamic State.

The researchers, including University of Queensland criminologist Adrian Cherney, said the findings showed that police, especially those in Sydney, needed to do more to build trust and a willingness to cooperate among Muslim communities.

The study involved focus groups and surveys of Muslim Australians from a range of backgrounds, including Pakistanis, Syrians, Indonesians and South Africans. The participants were evenly split by gender and ranged in age…

  • Well, it may have something to do with the fact your terror cult is behind most acts of terrorism in the world. No?

  • David Murrell

    Australian Muslims, like Muslims everywhere, whine about “unfair targeting”, since they lobby for more lax laws and police surveillance, in order for more terrorist war crimes to take place. Muslims are the fifth column, everywhere.

  • winniec

    In other words, Muslims believe the government should do nothing to stop their jihad.

    • Martin B

      It’s worse than that. The Muzz believe the government should willingly cooperate with their jihad, like good little dhimmis.

      • Blind Druid

        Yes – That’s their mind set. They are supremacists.

  • Just a thought

    “It’s unfair. We might be caught!”

  • Dana Garcia

    Do Allah’s little helpers ever say anything that isn’t a complaint?

    Besides being violent, they are also tiresome.

  • Tanya

    Stiff Fracking Shitte!
    If it walks like a terrorist, acts like a terrorist, and screams like a terrorist then nine times out of ten it is a Muslim.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The other quarter of the Muslim population are terrorists.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Here, let me change that headline for you:

  • Alain

    And rapists resent laws against rape. Screw you.

  • Canadian

    What`s wrong with the fourth quarter?

  • pdxnag

    Why build trust with someone who’s core belief system commands them to engage in sedition?

    If they chose apostasy then there might be hope that they could join the civilized human race.