The worst thing we could do is blame the Australian Muslim community
People hide after fears of another gunman at the Paris restaurant attack. Picture: Tiffany Wertheimer/Twitter
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These are aimless and ignorant kids who, as Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs Concetta Fierravanti-Wells has said, “think that they are going over there to play with AK-47s, get drugs and women and at night-time go off to what they were doing here, go off to McDonalds and do other things”.
The IS threat is a very real problem for mainstream Muslims, as well as other Australians. At the very least, it’s not good for business and the commercial bottom line.
But there are areas of support which include helping those families settle their young, particularly those rootless and restless kids looking for sex and drugs and guns.