Waiting, waiting

In July, 2007, Sydney’s Mustapha Kara-Ali appeared in the media touting his taxpayer funded “research”  into Islamic extremism in Sydney’s south west.  According to this “research”, he had discovered a remarkable 3,000 Muslims in Sydney were members of a “sleeper cell”. As The Australian reported at the time:

Mr Kara-Ali – who was given a $200,000 grant by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship in June last year to investigate the radicalisation of young Muslims in Sydney’s southwest – told The Australian there were up to 3000 young Sunni Muslim in that region of the state who were part of “ideological sleeper cells” on the brink of becoming radicalised.

He’s received $200,000 of taxpayer’s money and yet three months later the “research” still hasn’t been published.  Nothing.  Instead, each month, we check the website in anticipation and we find the publication date for this much awaited report has been pushed further and further out.  Last month, the website said it would be released in September but now it’s meant to be released in October/November 2007.

We’re all waiting to see the basis for his fantastic claims about sleeper cell membership in Sydney and Melbourne.  So where is the report?

8 comments ↓

#1 Noor Hammad on 10.10.07 at 12:32 am

Great to see someone keeping track of this $200,000 taxpayer funded sham. I can’t wait to see how the report justifies the conclusions presented to The Australian.

Noor Hammad

#2 Antish on 10.10.07 at 10:55 am

Odd how you accept verbatim the Murdoch press when it suits you, and reject it as the voice of Teh Evul West when it doesn’t. I personally would get a clue from the phraseology – “ideological sleeper cell” – to realise that he/the paper isn’t talking about what is normally understood by “sleeper cell”.

Oh, and let’s hope you virulently object to taxpayer funding of religious schools, next.

#3 Amir on 10.10.07 at 11:02 am

Like most things, schools should be funded by the people who go to them, Antish. In the case of religious schools, they should be funded by the religious communities themselves — but, of course, those same religious communities shouldn’t then be forced to pay for the running of other public or other private schools.

#4 Flanstein on 10.10.07 at 12:44 pm

“but, of course, those same religious communities shouldn’t then be forced to pay for the running of other public or other private schools.”

Oh yes they should. If muslims or other religious fanatics want to isolate their children from the secular society they live in, they shouldn’t expect a refund on their taxes.

#5 Amir on 10.10.07 at 12:47 pm

In other words Flanstein you believe in theft because that’s what it is when someone takes your money by force or threat of force and uses it for what they want. Whether it’s the government or some thug in the street, theft is theft.

#6 T Cell on 10.10.07 at 3:22 pm

Flanstein is a totalitarian but he is too stupid to know it.

The most embarrassing thing is that any average Muslim understands the founding fathers of the US better than dimwits like Flanstein.

Taxes = theft

“The taxpayer – that’s someone who works for the federal government but doesn’t have to take the civil service examination.”


The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much. ”

“The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’

“The government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. ”

all quotes from Ronal Reagan

scum like flanstein should be paying us to educate his miserable corn fed arse

#7 T Cell on 10.10.07 at 3:24 pm

I say arse not to be derogatory, but because thats where most of his synapses are.

#8 angry angry on 10.11.07 at 8:23 pm

Thank you for highlighting this person. I hope that you people will be able to dissect his report from top to toe.

After reading kara ali’s website I got the feeling that he is not very original, he uses the same sort of words and phraseology that one sees in all types of multicultural commission report. It is full of cliches and motherhood statements. It has not been updated for a while.

You must ask him for a cost breakdown of his expenditure of 200, 000 dollars. The federal auditor general should look into all of this stuff.

I hope that you guys really open up this document and examine it in great detail.

Reputations can be destroyed forever if it turns out that this report is crap.

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