Basically, the above article from the HeraldSun is a lament by muslim leaders. They are too busy to find out if there are any extremists in their midst. How many years ago was 9/11 again? That's right, four. Count them. 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005.
Now, as a result of this obvious ineptitude - considering that the religious leaders are the ones with authority, the leaders, the policy makers, the arbiters in the muslim socety, they need to pump the infidels for intel. As a Mr Yasser Soliman says:
"The Government's got more awareness than many Muslims. We could be much more effective if we were included. It's not an effective partnership if we're not equal partners."
Since when do intelligence agencies share their information with a group who may or may not be harbouring people of ill intent? I don't recall the Catholic Church begging for a round table discussion of paedophilic preists. If there was such a request, it certainly didn't make it into the MSM from what I've seen.
Here is a quick newsflash for Mr Soliman. You are not equal partners. The government regulates our society with the approval of the people, and are to be considered somewhat removed from the people because of this.
Authorities should not be sharing the information with you unless it is a need to know basis. They may be investigating some members of the muslim sector of the population. They may also be looking into witches and cannibals.
As the recent investigations into child porn have shown, it's much more effective not to give the game away until after the fireworks.
And before the moonbats start screeching about my favourite piece of legislation, this is not vilification of muslims. I don't capitalise the word because I'm too lazy to use the shift key. This is purely my personal view, and as such should be acceptable. The most heinous terrorist acts in the past few years have had responsibility for them claimed by muslims. This would lead most reasonable people to expect that future terrorist acts will almost certainly be carried out by muslims.
It's not stereotyping, it's about precedent.