Melbourne’s Al-Furqan Islamic Centre, attended by several terrorism accused, closes its doors

Melbourne’s Al-Furqan Islamic Centre, which was attended by three men charged with terrorism-related offences this week, has announced it is closing its doors.

In a statement on its website, the centre said it had come under a lot of pressure following the charges.

“This statement is to announce that, effective immediately, Al-Furqan Islamic Centre is ceasing its activities and closing its doors,” the statement read.

“This decision has not been taken lightly.

“We believe that given the constant harassment, pressure and false accusations levelled against the centre – particularly by media and politicians – this is the best course of action for the protection of the local community, its members, and the broader Muslim community that is often implicated in these insidious campaigns.”

  • The_Infidel_01

    Now they will just go underground, this makes them far more dangerous than they already are.

    • David Murrell

      Yes. My first thought was “This is a good news post, Cat put up”. But the motive behind the mosque’s closure, it seems, is to cover the its tracks, and make it harder to monitor.

      • mobuyus

        It’s impossible for something that stinks as much as islam to cover it’s tracks.

    • Brett_McS

      If they have to go underground that is good news. The police can be far more aggressive in dealing with underground organisations than they can with ‘respectable’ ones. This is a win.

      • I hope so.

      • moraywatson

        I agree, good news. Supremacists lose oxygen when they lose face.

        • The_Infidel_01

          Sadly, with islamists, loosing face with the infidels is a badge of honour, they will increase their following and now it will be harder to track them. If the infidel thinks their bad, they must be good mujahidin.

          • moraywatson

            These people are supreme narcissists. When you make them retreat, you win. (and it’s “losing” not “loosing”, sorry)

          • The_Infidel_01

            It’s early morning here, internal spell checker hasn’t woken up yet. Fixed.

          • moraywatson

            Thanks. I’m ornery today, and that one’s a growing pet peevance.

          • The_Infidel_01

            Gets like that after a while, but keep your chin up, and humour at them, it is like a cross to a vampire, ark ark.

          • Minicapt

            Don’t loose it!


          • moraywatson


  • moraywatson

    Terrific. Let’s hope someone turns the vacated space into an apostate drop in centre.

  • pucky

    Next, internet shop?

  • cmh

    Yep, time for a name and venue change…

  • Gaian

    Close all these terrorist centers down and deport the families of any islamics that are associated with terrorism. Their families will hide and support these butchers. Stop letting these beasts into your country Oz!