We are told there is no plan for a high building from which homosexuals are thrown to their death. We also couldn’t detect a chopping block for blasphemers or the place where they intend to stone adulterous women to death. But I’m sure space can be found as the islamic program expands.
Outrage over plans for an Islamic hub featuring a mosque, childcare centre, shops and apartments exclusive for Muslims
- The Australian International Islamic College in Brisbane’s south wants to expand
- It wants permission to build a mosque, apartments and a retail complex on site
- Residents have lodged a petition with the council objecting to Durack plans
- They say it is incompatible with area’s multicultural values, offering no benefits
A masterplan for an exclusive Muslim enclave in Brisbane featuring a mosque and apartments has sparked community outrage.
The Australian International Islamic College has lodged plans to add a mosque, 120 residential apartments, childcare and retail space within its existing site at Durack, in the city’s southern outskirts.
Residents opposed to the plan for a Muslim community have lodged a petition with Brisbane City Council, arguing it’s incompatible with the area’s multicultural values.
The Australian International Islamic College (pictured) wants to create a Muslim enclave
The plans lodged with Brisbane City Council feature a two-storey mosque
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Moroccan Soup Bar owner Hana Assifiri, a self-described “Muslim feminist” who successfully campaigned to prevent human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali from visiting Australia in April, was featured on the ABC’s religious affairs program Compass on Saturday.
The program described Moroccan Soup Bar as a “restaurant with a difference”, and Ms Assifiri as “on a mission to combat rising Islamophobia”.
Residents say the Australian International Islamic College’s plans are incompatible with the area’s multicultural values
‘The apparent exclusivity of the proposed development to a religious group will offer hardly any benefit to the community it is situated in as a whole and is inconsistent with the multicultural community that already exists in the suburb,’ the petition, cited by the South-West News, stated.
Labor councillor Steve Griffiths said he was opposed to the development proposal for 724 Blunder Road, however he stressed this was on planning and not religious grounds.
‘The impact on other local residents’ amenity appears well beyond that expected of its use as community facilities – educational purposes,’ he said in a submission obtained by Quest Newspapers.
The plans, seen by Daily Mail Australia, include a proposal for a two-storey mosque covering 1,970 square metres.
It would include a three-storey aged care and residential building, 3,000 square metres of retail space and 120 residential apartments, on top of new classrooms and a childcare centre for 2,000 students.
The existing site is already home to the college, which caters for students from kindergarten to year 12.
It is near Inala, which is home to a large Vietnamese community, and the Wacol prison, which both fall with Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s Inala electorate.