Move over, infidel!
Written by Wendy Larkson/Islam Monitor
The Queensland government is trying to encourage employers to employ more Muslims [there has been a well grounded fear so far in this regard] and allay fears of having to change canteen food supply and make provisions for prayer rooms. A sum of money has been allocated to encourage such employment and the debunking of ‘myths’ surrounding Islam (which Ayaan Hirsi Ali said were founded on reality)
Melbourne, June 12: In a bid to encourage employers to hire Muslims, the Australian Queensland Government has given a sum of 19,100 dollars to refugee settlement agency Assisting Collaborative Community Employment Support Services (ACCES Services) to debunk the “myths” surrounding the faith. The government had to take this step as employers started overlooking Muslim workers, apparently to avoid making special arrangements for their prayers or change the canteen menu. (source)
It would be interesting to know where this push has come from. Queensland is home to the ‘Queenland Muslim Times ’, which is not just an ethnic newspaper but a strident advocate of special rights for Muslims due to their ‘victim’ status. The sooner that Australians stop thinking in terms of this wailing victimisation of Muslims, the better.
Of course, Muslims should be encouraged to work, but the push for special provisions is a dangerous path to follow â€“ once started, according to those who have lived with Muslims overseas, it does not end and it always works to the detriment of the host society.
New Mosque for Cairns
Our readers will be pleased to know that Cairns is going to have its own brand new mosque. It is expected the temple should be hopefully ready by the next Ramadan. There is already a mosque â€“ a former Christian church in Mareeba, about 50 kms west of Cairns which, apart from the word ‘Mosque’, proudly displays several large signs in Arabic (why bother with an English translation).
The new architectural monstrosity in Cairns apparently has local council approval as well as full support of many in the local non-Muslim community (future dhimmis) .
This new mosque will serve 25-30 Muslim families
The mosque will serve 25-30 Sunni families and probably all the rich Muslim tourists from the oil-gulf-states brought to Oz by rapidly expanding Emirates Airline.
Who knows, if we are lucky we can probably replace India, Thailand and Philippines as the sex-tourism destination for the Saudis.
Way to go Cairns, way to go!