The burden of suspicion has fallen on the minority Muslim community in Australia because of the actions of extremists. That is not fair, and we should not allow it to continue.
We should let the law enforcement authorities investigate and prosecute criminal behaviour, whether by people of faith or none. Our job as Australians is to build and strengthen relationships in local communities.
In a good community, we can empathise with our neighbours. We can empathise with Muslim people in our community that they are in a difficult spot because of the actions of a small number of extremists.
From an op-ed in The Australian.
Let us appeal to our common humanity before we condemn our differences. Most people want to live their lives in peace, earn a living, and enjoy the company of their family and friends.
Update: I see some very strong views in the thread. Very disappointing.
Here is another way of looking at the issue.