Attempts by Australian Muslims to build bridges to the wider community through Saturday's open day at the Lakemba mosque exploded as dramatically as an Islamist suicide terrorist.
In an effort to present an acceptable face of Islam, the president of the Australian Islamic Mission Dr Zachary Matthews, held an "Ask the Sheikh" session at which he admitted that he and the Islamic community do want sharia law in Australia to government the lives of local Muslims.
This was mentioned uncritically in this article in Monday's edition of The Sydney Morning Herald yesterday.
"Why is it not possible to manage diverse legal systems? We could have common civil law and personal religious law. If people want to administer their own legal systems then why not?" he said.
As a German man at the back of the crowd said: "I'm German - then I could drive on the roads at whatever speed I want because that's the law in Germany."