The ABC's plan: confront Attorney-General George Brandis with an audience stacked with "moderate" Muslims and make him hop.
It took precautions. It did not select extremists to ask questions — no jihadists who'd illustrate the danger the Abbott Government is battling. Despite that, last Monday's Q&A backfired spectacularly.
It simply confirmed concerns that too many Muslims have a group loyalty and inflamed sense of victimhood that made them the sea in which jihadists swim.