Australia: Bendigo mosque protester claims other mosque objectors face death threats, intimidation

An artist’s impression of the proposed Bendigo mosque.

THE lead objector against a mosque planned for Bendigo has denied that she is a racist or a bigot, saying her concerns are purely on planning grounds.

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal was hearing the third and final day of an appeal by residents against Bendigo Council’s decision to approve the city’s first mosque in Rowena St, Bendigo East.

Julie Hoskin was quizzed by Emily Porter, representing the Australian Islamic Mission which is behind the plan, on her initial letter of objection to the council in which she expressed concern about the proposed mosque.

In her letter, Ms Hoskin said granting a permit for an Islamic mosque was the same as granting a permit for Sharia Law.

“The Islamic Council exploits the fact that most democratic societies are foolishly ignorant concerning Islam and the various and oppressive facets of that system,” Ms Hoskin wrote…

  • winniec

    Demand another traffic study.

  • Foolishly ignorant concerning islam … or complicit in implementing it?

    • Minicapt

      Foolishly ignorant; there is always an element of “we need to know them better” which precludes drawing conclusions from evidence, and which obligates them to believe the assertions of the other.


  • lou

    It’s backed by Muslim brotherhood. It’s getting out of hand in Australia.

    we need to round them up, out!! Half castes, converts, middle eastern thugs.


  • Brett_McS

    There are only a few hundred or so Muslims in Bendigo, so where is all the money to build this monstrosity coming from? Saudi, no doubt, with a certain amount siphoned off to pay the Councillors for their ‘services’.

    • eMan14

      All western countries need to ban the foreign funding of Mosque’s in their respective countries.