Melbourne’s mega Mo rally, planned for this Sunday, isÂ cancelled:
Swaybah Javed, who had helped invite supporters through social networking to a rally outside the city’s State Library, said she’d been forced to scrap the event.
SECOND CITYÂ (Lower temperatures in Melbournistan)
Tim BlairÂ â€“Â Wednesday,Â SeptemberÂ 19,Â 2012
So now it’s aÂ Melbourne versus SydneyÂ thing:
Monash University interfaith expert Gary Bouma said Sydney-style protests would be unthinkable in Melbourne, because the religious temperature was lower.
‘’Sydney gets Cronulla and this violence. We get to have the world’s best community relations,’’ Professor Bouma said.
He said Victoria Police had poured enormous effort into building relationships. ‘’Sydney would say they do, but that means they have a desk in the CBD with a cop on it who thinks community relations thoughts’’ …
Religious leaders of the previous generation in Melbourne had worked hard to build understanding, unlike Sydney leaders, Professor Bouma said.
‘’Today there’s a 10-point gradient between Melbourne and Sydney when it comes to suspicion of Muslims. It’s a tale of two cities,’’ he said.
Professor Bouma seems an arrogant fellow. Behead all those who insult Sydney! Anyway, now that a trend is underway, MelbourneÂ lamely follows along:
Two women in their 20s are pressing ahead with a mass pro-Islam rally in Melbourne on Sunday to protest against what they describe as a decade-long campaign against Muslims …
In contrast to Sydney’s violent rally of disenfranchised Muslim young men, Victoria’s protest organisers are educated at Melbourne’s top universities and high schools …
Typical Melbourne snobs.
One of the men charged over his role in the weekend’s violent Muslim riot was recognisedÂ by the kids on the school bus he drives.
A Mustard school-bus driver? What could go wrong?