So I saw Fraser's comments today and the updated posts in this thread and it got me thinking so I did some reading today and a few things come to light. 1) The Muslim population is circa 600k in Australia according to last census which is about 2.0% of the total population source: http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/[email protected]~2016~Main Features~Religion Data Summary~70 2) NSW and Vic Govt's, nor the Australian Commonwealth Govt (The Australian Institute of Criminology) do not collect data on crimes by religion, thus I made the leap the ABS doesn't either. Also can't find same on ABS website. source: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-21/fact-check-fraser-anning-muslim-crime-nsw-victoria/10133028 3) According to a 2013 NSW Prisons census, Muslims accounted for about 9.3% of the state’s prison population compared with 3.2% of the NSW population. source: https://www.theguardian.com/austral...-australian-prisoners-are-converting-to-islam 4) The Global Terrorism Database, an open source database run by the University of Maryland - USA contains data from 1970 to Dec 2017. A search of the data base for Australia shows 117 recorded crime / terror / terrorists incidents in that time. Of that 117, 9 are confirmed to Jihadi / Muslim extremists (dating back to the PLO in 1970) plus there's a few other incidents with an unknown perpetrator/s at religious sites (Christian, Jewish and Muslim) but won't count those even though some are muslim on muslim events from memory re mosque attacks. Thus over a 47 year period, Jihadi / muslim extremists account for 8% of known terror classified crimes according to this data base. Add in two known events in 2018 and the percentage increases to 9% and this doesn't include those terror plots which were stopped by police / Aust Intel. If I only look for the time period from 2010 to 2018, the number of crime / terror / terrorists incidents is 39 with 10 attributable to Jihadi / muslim extremists which is 26% of known terror classified crimes. For the sake of the discussion assuming all other terror classified crimes in the 2010-2018 period (which was 29) was carried out by the rest of the Australian population (of all religious identities inc atheists but excluding muslims) which is circa the balancing number of 98%, this group only has 74% of such terror classified crimes attributable to them. https://www.start.umd.edu/gtd/ https://www.start.umd.edu/gtd/searc...es_type=&casualties_max=&country=14&count=100 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_terrorist_incidents_in_Australia Thus whilst this is quick and dirty data analysis and many will say you can prove anything with stats, the above shows that those Australian residents who identify as muslim are over represented in both prison population numbers and terror classified crimes (1970 to 2018 and 2010 to 2018) as opposed to their population percentage of the Australian population. Now that's the facts...the bigger and more important question which the media and Govt don't want to touch is WHY ! Paul Sheehan wrote an opinion piece for the SMH back in Jan 2015 which dared touch on the global issue and stats. https://www.smh.com.au/opinion/these-crimes-have-everything-to-do-with-islam-20150111-12lxmn.html I'm not an apologist for Fraser but someone in his position should have some facts to back up their comments. Love him or hate him, Fraser in general appears correct on his position re Islam.....but like Pauline, presentation can be poor and ill considered / prepared in the main.