Example 1: The Islamic Council of Victoria has boycotted today’s meeting with Abbott, accusing him of being divisive and inflammatory.
Example 2: Sydney Muslim leaders yesterday gave Abbott more criticism than help: …
Example 3: Sydney Muslim leaders also played the victim card and released a statement hinting that their cooperation might have a price – the abandonment of Israel: …
Example 4: The Sydney attendees included Keysar Trad, whose past associations include a pro-jihadist publication and a pro-Hezbollah Mufti.
Example 5: The Grand Mufti boycotted an end-of-Ramadan dinner hosted by the Australian Federal Police to signal his opposition to the new anti-terrorism plans.
Of course, I understand that criticism of Team Australia is bad for public morale and at this time not being a Team player endangers us all and opens up the community to increased risks and blah, blah, blah.
Every embarrassment that befalls the Abbott government has been well earned – they have worked hard for it – and they should get to enjoy the full benefit of that embarrassment.