Concerned Citizens of Canberra Spook Mosqueteers & 'Interfaith' Clowns

What Race is Islam Again?

The ACT government will refer a pamphlet opposing the construction of a mosque in Gungahlin to the Human Rights Commission for investigation amid concerns that the flyer was racially motivated.

The flyer was distributed to Gungahlin residents this week, urging them to oppose the development on The Valley Avenue because of its ”social impact” and raising concerns about traffic and noise, ”public interest” and size.

In a multi-party post-budget estimates hearing yesterday, Labor backbencher John Hargreaves said the pamphlet should be ”condemned by the entire community of Canberra as a KKK attack on the Muslim community”.

There is no end to the perfidy of useful idiots.
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Concerned Citizens Spokesman:

The flyer, by an anonymous group called the Concerned Citizens of Canberra, asks recipients to attend a secret, closed-door meeting tomorrow about the development. Read more…. (full post below the fold)

Along comes a ‘Uniting Church’ sweetheart:

A Gungahlin Christian leader has slammed objections to a mosque in the suburb, dubbing them yesterday as intolerant.

Mr Faulkner said he was a liberal Christian and would welcome a synagogue between his church and the mosque ”then we could have a good interfaith dialogue”. 

Related:

‘Racist’ mosque pamphlet probed

Lisa Cox

The ACT government will refer a pamphlet opposing the construction of a mosque in Gungahlin to the Human Rights Commission for investigation amid concerns that the flyer was racially motivated.

The flyer was distributed to Gungahlin residents this week, urging them to oppose the development on The Valley Avenue because of its ”social impact” and raising concerns about traffic and noise, ”public interest” and size.

In a multi-party post-budget estimates hearing yesterday, Labor backbencher John Hargreaves said the pamphlet should be ”condemned by the entire community of Canberra as a KKK attack on the Muslim community”.

The flyer, by an anonymous group called the Concerned Citizens of Canberra, asks recipients to attend a secret, closed-door meeting tomorrow about the development.

The pamphlet says the address and time of the meeting will only be given to residents who register by email to attend.

”The ACT government, with apparently no social impact assessment, has agreed to the establishment of a mosque with a capacity of 500, to be erected at 140 The Valley Avenue Gungahlin,” the flyer states.

”This 500-capacity mosque will dominate the viewscape and will impact on you and all other residents of Gungahlin.”

The pamphlet continues, saying: ”Honesty and transparency in communicating with others whom your actions may affect is the accepted way that Australian neighbours treat each other.

”This developer and its client, appears to have made little effort towards this.

”Therefore, it is doubtful that they will be a good neighbour to the Gungahlin community.”

Multicultural Affairs Minister Joy Burch said she was disappointed Gungahlin’s Muslim community had ”yet again been ostracised”.

”We have an ACT ministerial Muslim Advisory Council that I talk with regularly about matters that affect them and sadly that group is continuing to be in existence because, unfortunately, of things such as this,” she said.

”If my memory serves me right, when I went out to celebrate the claiming of the block, so to speak, in Gungahlin, it is within a stone’s throw of a church.

”I do not recall the same sentiment around traffic, social impact, traffic noise, public interest, bulk, scale and height, which seem to be the concerns applied to that.”

Ms Burch said she wanted the matter investigated.

”To have a location and time for this to only be provided for those who register is not the way that Canberra operates and I am more than happy to refer this to the HRC for investigation,” she said.

Ms Burch later attacked the Canberra Liberals for failing to criticise the flyer during the estimates hearing or show their support for the Muslim community’s right to pursue the mosque development.

Canberra Multicultural Community Forum deputy chair Diana Abdel-Rahman said she was disappointed such a flyer had been distributed in Canberra, which was generally open-minded and accepting of its Muslim community.

The president of Australian Muslim Voice offered to set up a meeting about the mosque with Muslim and community leaders and the authors of the flyer, if they identified themselves.

”It’s very disappointing to know there’s this group and the fact they have to hide says a lot about them,” she said. ”If they have a problem surely they should be able to stand up and tell us.”

Ms Abdel-Rahman said the group should attend functions in Canberra to mark Ramadan next month to meet some of the territory’s Muslim community.

See, if you meet some Muslims the jihad will magically go away….

”This [flyer] is not what we like to see happen – not in Canberra,” she said.

”It’s something we read about in other states and roll our eyes.”

Opposition multicultural affairs spokesman Steve Doszpot said ”of course I support the Muslim community”.

How could he not? Otherwise he wouldn’t be the ‘opposition mulitculti spokesman’.

”Ms Burch’s transparent, ridiculous construction tries to turn the fact that she couldn’t answer questions about her own dismal performance into an attack on the questioner, and tries to tie in race hate, which I find disgusting and beneath contempt,” he said.
Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/racist-mosque-pamphlet-probed-20120629-218ma.html#ixzz1zQ0rimgs

8 thoughts on “Concerned Citizens of Canberra Spook Mosqueteers & 'Interfaith' Clowns”

  1. The Uniting Church tanked in the 1980s for me. I saw them as a bunch of lefty do gooders who were not really interested in religion or the maintenance of our Welsh Cornish Scottish Methodist Congregational and Presbyterian traditions and non conformism. Now they are going into bat for the muslim colonization of Australia. No churches in Morrocco you dunces.

  2. May common sense prevail and the objections to this monstrosity be herd, this can not go ahead no more mosques for Australia please

  3. The uniting Church are a bunch of left wing ( as Terence says) do gooders.

    Their fate is sealed; the Uniting Church is sinking faster than the Titanic- but to stoopid to change course- like rabbits caught in a spotlight. They know they are in deep shit but refuse to change. Their strategy is to try to attract people by being more like the general community ( or rather follow the narrative of the media idiots, this has reaped nothing but a big fail.

    The Muslim arse kissing is symptomatic & part of their own slow suicide.

  4. If opposing the construction of a mosque is ‘racially related’, then it follows that the construction of a mosque must also have something to do with race, and any opposition by the builders to the the residents who do not want the mosque is then racially related’.

    Come on peoples, how much longer will to let these insults go only one way?

  5. Georgina,,
    You need to saturate your politicians with why islam is so dangerous. If is better if you dig up the facts yourself, but many people here can point you in the right direction.

  6. Burch defends mosque consultation

    ACT Multicultural Affairs Minister Joy Burch has defended the public consultation process surrounding a mosque in Canberra’s north, and urged opponents to have their say through official channels.

    Thirty people attended a closed door meeting in Gungahlin on Sunday after a flyer was distributed by a group calling itself the Concerned Citizens of Canberra.

    Labor backbencher John Hargreaves has described the flyer as a KKK attack on the Muslim community.

    Ms Burch says no one from the Government was invited to attend the meeting.

    “The tone of this flyer is most unfortunate,” she said.

    “I certainly wouldn’t go as far as Mr Hargreaves but the tone of the flyer where it makes an inference that they’re not going to be good neighbours because they haven’t spoken to people and they have, and then they carry on their communication behind closed doors, is of concern to me.

    “If you’ve got legitimate concerns then stand up and have the conversation.”

    Ms Burch has asked the Human Rights Commission to investigate the flyer.

    “I am more than happy to stand up and say this government is behind the development of a mosque in Gungahlin and that’s why I’ve indicated I’ll refer it to the Human Rights Commission,” she said

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