The Missing Jew
“SPIRITUAL leaders” from across the religious spectrum have thrown their support behind a controversial mosque set to be built in suburban Cairns.
Religious support: Imam Abdul Aziz gets encouragement from Buddhist nun Venerable Rinchen, Bishop James Foley and Archdeacon Chris Wright.
* The Jew must be hiding behind a tree or a rock…?
* Hmm. but where’s the Jew?
Plans to expand the mosque, which has been operating in a worker’s cottage on Dunn St near the Pioneer Cemetery, into a traditional Islamic style complete with minaret have drawn fire from nearby residents.
But last week the Planning and Environment Court dismissed their appeal to overturn the council approved redevelopment.
In a show of across-faith solidarity, religious leaders and spokesmen have come out in support of Islamic leader Imam Abdul Aziz’s efforts to build a place of worship.
Catholic Bishop James Foley said Muslims, like any religious group, had a right to a place of worship and that a mosque would be a “highly desirable neighbour”.
* Sure they do. Because they’re “Men of Faith”, right?
* Â Just like Peanut Khadr:
* Stay tuned!
Update: Bishop Foley cops it; read the comments here
Impossible to tell, of course, if these comments are all from Cairns residents. But most of them are amazingly well informed and know which way the wind blows. Most do tell Bishop Fooly to go fly a kite…
* The changing face of Cairns: just in thanks to John who went to the markets last week…