NineMSN carried a report earlier in the day (and the Canberra Times also has coverage on allegations by Mohamed Omari, the president of the Multicultural Council, about Islamic fundamentalists visiting the Mosque in Yarralumla as part of a national recruiting campaign.
(Now this is curious as just last month we and the ABC reported on the abolition of the multicultural council, we have more than one?)
The ABC is now reporting that the local muslim community are unhappy about Mr. Omari and the Chief Minister sounds particularly incandescant.
ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope has questioned the substance of the claims and has asked the Territory chief police officer to investigate the allegations, but has questioned Mr Omari’s motivations.
“Mr Omari did not contact the ACT Police in relation to his concerns or his allegations, he did not contact any organisation of the ACT Government in relation to his allegations or his concerns, and to date has provided not a scintilla of evidence, confirmation or corroboration,” he said.
UPDATED: It would seem this town has an array of multicultural councils, the one referred to here has not been disbanded.