Australia: Bendigo mosque backers ask non-Muslims to help fund the project

An artist’s impression of the mosque.

The backers of a controversial plan to build a mosque in Bendigo want non-Muslims to help fund the project.

Australian Islamic Mission Victorian spokesman Dr Seyed Sheriffdeen said his group would ask government authorities, local businesses and other organisations for assistance.

“If you look at the facility it’s an asset for the local community in Bendigo,” he said.

“We will ask the local community to support this, they are the stakeholders of this project.”

The Shire of Greater Bendigo has approved the plan, but opponents have appealed to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal with the hearing due to start this week.

Dr Sheriffdeen said his group would challenge a council permit condition not to allow political discussion on the mosque site, saying it was discriminatory…

…Community tensions intensified earlier this year when the council approved the project, despite opposition from a well-organised protest group…

  • pop

    I think halal pays for the rest.

    • winniec

      $3 billion of certified halal every year. Who gets the certification money? Terrorists? ISIS?

  • Observer

    The Kaffur’s owe the Muslims their jizya payments at least in the latter’s minds and you know the lefties will support forking over the money.

    The logical answer is to make sure there are only Kaffurs in the country.

  • winniec

    ENTITLEMENT? The kaffirs haven’t paid their JIZYA yet?
    Stop the mosque by doing a traffic and parking study!

  • disqus_omtDhqWCVP

    A mosque is a strong foothold for what time after time all over the world prove to be very unpleasant and ultimately aggressively violent neighbours.

    Remember. I told you so.

    Mickey Oberman

  • Mohammed Suqzdiq

    “….“We will ask the local community to support this, .”

    What? Not getting enugh contributions from their follower’s Centrelink unemployment benefits? So now asking the non-muslim community for a direct handout?

    “…they are the stakeholders of this project.”….
    Sure non-muslims are stakeholders. Thy are the ones whose land values will drop as soon as this monstrosity is built.

    The gall of these people knows no bounds