The Tunisian Attack supports this position. - Authorities say as many as 3,000 Tunisians have gone to Iraq, Syria and neighbouring Libya to fight in jihadist ranks, including with the Islamic State group.
Some 500 jihadists are believed to have since returned home
In 1971 there were 22,000 Muslims in Australia. 0.2% . The Whitlam government (1972–1975) dropped the White Australia Policy.
201,000 in the 1996 census,
281,600 in 2001,
340,000 in 2006 and
476,300 in 2011.
They concentrate. the 2011 census registered nearly 15% of the population in Hume (Greater Melbourne) as Muslim. This is more
than six times the national average.
This proportion is even higher in the New South Wales suburbs of Bankstown (26.2%) and Auburn (42%).
People ask questions about the capacity of Muslims to integrate into secular, liberal democracies.
The National Action Plan. In 2005 the Australian Government under Prime Minister John Howard convened the Muslim Community Reference Group for advice on how best to respond to the threat
of “home-grown” terrorism.
The Australian branch of Hizb-ut-Tahrir has capitalised on this section of the Muslim community and targets the marginalised youth in its pseudo-educational activities. In Hizb-ut-Tahrir’s view, any organisation that operates within the Australian system of government, is illegitimate and unworthy of Muslim allegiance.
Countering the Jihadi interpretation of Islam is considered as an important step in undermining extremism.
The educational approach as the panacea for Islamic extremism fails to account for its attractiveness which is related to a range of political and socio-economic factors. Political alienation and socio-economic marginalisation make young Muslims vulnerable to extremist
ideas. Islamic extremism has a revolutionary appeal for young Muslims, which is rooted in its rejection of the status quo and desire to revamp the system.
Far more important than fighting Islamic State abroad, is the fight to preserve our own security in our own country.
Our first priority must be to protect our own nation Australia, our own freedoms, our own people, our own children, here, at home
When the government prevent willing jihadis from leaving our country it is madness to let them walk the streets here. Their desire to fight, to perpetrate violence has not disappeared.
If they are adults and of sound legal mind they have rights. They have a right to their faith. I don’t have to agree with them.
Of course it is not good luck for those that they are heading off to fight but we must hasten their exit instead of preventing it. But never allow them to return.