* From the ‘come and smell the coffee’ department:
Around 1,000 people rallied against plans to build a large Islamic school in south-west Sydney last night.
The Quranic society has lodged a development application for a 1,200-place school with Camden Council but Mayor Chris Paterson says there have already been 284 submissions against the proposal.
Councillor Paterson says most of the opposition is on planning and traffic grounds.
One woman speaking at last night’s meeting said residents were concerned about traffic and they did not want people from Muslim backgrounds like in areas closer to Sydney.
“I believe in everyone having their own religion, whether they’re Catholic, Church of England or Muslims – they’re fine – but I’ve seen what’s happened at Bankstown,” she said.
“Bankstown used to be a really nice town. People are terrified.”
Local federal MP Pat Farmer, who also attended the meeting, says it is not a racist issue.
* Well brother, you better go check with Charles Johnson and the canniballistic lizards from LGF, they’ll set you straight! You racist Nazi, white power supremacists, you…
* Lebanese hate preacher calls infidels and Jews ‘sons of apes and swine’
“It’s more an issue of council consulting with the local people in their area to be able to have a say in what goes on in their area,” he said.
Mr Farmer says people are concerned that the historic rural feeling of their town may change.
“Council requires an application if you want to do something as little as setting up a barbecue area out in your backyard to a pergola, let alone fences around your property. Council has a say in all of that,” he said.
* The ‘solution’ these people have in mind is of course, Islam, nothing but Islam, which means death , subjugation or forcible conversion for the kuffar. (kuffar or kafir: that’s you and me, just in case you’re wondering) Yes, Bankstown used to be really nice…
“The people are saying, ‘Well, those sorts of things are up for scrutiny by the neighbours. Why shouldn’t any large piece of infrastructure be up for scrutiny by the neighbours?'”
Meeting organiser Emil Frenchevich has told ABC Local Radio people have a right to have a say about their community without being labeled racist.
“Let the people decide,” he said. “Why is it that politicians always make these rules where they say, ‘You must do this and you must do that,’ irrespective of some so-called political correctness?”
Camden Council says it expects the matter to come before council early next year.
* When will the nutroots and the polit-props start taking notice?