THE diversity of Brisbane's Muslim population means it is well placed to avoid chaotic scenes similar to those in Sydney, according to the Islamic Council of Queensland.
The organisation's president Mohammed Yusuf this week said the fall-out from the violent weekend riots had been widely discussed among senior community leaders, who continued to condemn the actions of an "isolated" group.
"We have discussed the issue in detail at our federal council meeting in Sydney, which was not as a result of this but a pre-organised meeting," he said.
"We concluded that the best way was to go back to our communities and reassure people that the only way to discuss issues like that, when you have them, is through dialogue and discussions, not by organising rallies and protests and things like that - it has a negative impact, really."
Mr Yusuf said he believed Queensland was unlike
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