Melton Housing development creating a ‘Muslim-only’ community
Welcome to Iqra Village, Australia’s first Muslim housing estate: ‘Faith-based’ neighbourhood in Melbourne features 75 new homes and its own mosque
- Housing estate at Melton South in Melbourne will be marketed at Muslims
- Iqra Village will be divided in 75 lots and targeting South Asian migrants
- Developers have plans to build a mosque at centre of new neighbourhood
- Vacant land is near where anti-Islamic protesters staged a violent rally
Developers of a new housing estate in suburban Melbourne are only targeting Islamic families in what has been described as one of Australia’s biggest faith-based developments.
Iqra Village, the residential project at Melton South in Melbourne’s west, will be divided into 75 lots and marketed towards South Asian migrants.
There are also plans to build a mosque at the centre of the neighbourhood where two houses have already been built.
Melton City Council have some explaining to do. It is against our laws to separate by race, religion or gender, so this development would be illegal if it was reserved for one group. Honestly I thought that Left wing “poitically correct” policies had been debunked based on the results thus far of segregating groups in society e.g. the public housing ghettos of the 1970s etc.
The new suburban housing estate called Iqra Village at Melton South in Melbourne’s west will be divided into 75 lots and marketed towards Islamic South Asian migrants
The vacant block of land is just a few kilometres from where Reclaim Australia protesters staged a violent rally last year over Islamic migration.
Australian Federation of Islamic Councils treasurer Keysar Trad told Nine’s A Current Affair that Muslims may want to live in the estate to be free of discrimination and misunderstanding.
‘This particular venture is an indication there’s a feeling out there that there’s perhaps less acceptance of Muslims,’ he said.
‘A project of this nature will allow people to be able to develop a local place of worship or a local school without too many objections from neighbours. They won’t be getting in anybody’s way, it’s something within their local community.
There are also plans to build a mosque at the centre of the neighbourhood in Melbourne’s west where two houses have already been built
‘We’ve always encouraged our community to live among mainstream society and to build friendships and promote understanding and awareness.’
Obligatory lies. Taqiyya.
While the neighbourhood is being marketed towards Islamic families, it is not a Muslim-only estate.
Nobody else would want to live there. And Mohammedans wouldn’t tolerate others, anyway.
A spokesperson for Melton City Council said permits had been issued for medium density housing.