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CMCF supports new site for Islamic school

By Graham Cooke - 9 March 2010 27

The Canberra Multicultural Community Forum (CMCF) gives its full support to the relocation of the Islamic School of Canberra from Watson to a larger site at Weston Creek, Chair Sam Wong said today.

“I congratulate the Islamic Council of the ACT, the Council’s president, Mohammed Berjaoui, the Chair of the ACT Muslim Advisory Council, Ikebal Patel, and the ACT Government for bringing this project to a successful conclusion,” Mr Wong said.

“In the five years it has been operating the Islamic School of Canberra has demonstrated beyond doubt that it is a much-needed facility.

“It has run as a primary school and now wishes to add a high school – there was an urgent need for a larger site. School authorities are projecting a total enrolment of around 900.”

Mr Wong said the school was open to any parent who wished their child to have an Islamic-style education.

“Very importantly, it has the ability to teach Arabic – a language that will be in great demand as the 21st century advances,” he said.

“Of course there have been criticisms, but the Islamic School of Canberra has the runs on the board and has proved to be a very valuable addition to the educational scene in Canberra.”    

 

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Mr Evil 11:19 pm 12 Mar 10

As a resident of Weston, I don’t have a problem with parking as such, I’m more concerned about who will clean up all the Camel poo?

che 6:25 pm 11 Mar 10

lets keep the comments on the topic of the relocation of the Islamic school in Canberra, or all non related comments will be removed

motleychick 3:41 pm 11 Mar 10

Pommy bastard said :

More than half of voters in four other major European states back a push by France’s Nicolas Sarkozy to ban women from wearing the burka, according to an opinion poll for the Financial Times.

As Mr Sarkozy presses ahead with plans to ban the wearing of the burka in public places, the FT’s latest Harris poll shows the move is not just strongly supported in France, but wins enthusiastic backing in the UK, Italy, Spain and Germany.

The poll shows some 70 per cent of respondents in France said they supported plans to forbid the wearing of the garment which covers the female body from head to toe. There was similar sentiment in Spain and Italy, where 65 per cent and 63 per cent respectively favoured a ban

The strength of feeling in the UK and Germany may seem particularly surprising. Britain has a strong liberal tradition that respects an individual’s right to full expression of religious views. But here, some 57 per cent of people still favoured a ban. In Germany, which is also reluctant to clamp down in minority rights, some 50 per cent favoured a ban

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/e0c0e732-254d-11df-9cdb-00144feab49a.html

I’d have no problems with a ban on the burka here.

+1

Jim Jones 2:52 pm 11 Mar 10

I think pants should be banned!

ns 2:23 pm 11 Mar 10

commoner said :

Religion of all types should only be practised modestly and discreetly, in people’s own homes or in modest and non-obtrusive places of worship.

Especially Easter and Christmas. I find all the pre-Christmas propaganda shockingly indiscreet. Not to mention the waste of electricity and wastage of public funds on Christmas lighting. And what is up with all the Easter egg propaganda at this time of year? We have enough childhood obesity problems without religion encouraging children to eat more chocolate. Reatilers need to be more discreet and parents need to be more modest when celebrating Easter with their kids (start with banning those obtrusive Easter egg hunts).

While I’m at it, we need to also ban KRudd from doing doorstops at his church on Sundays. There’s nothing discreet or non-obtrusive about having the PM’s worshipping rammed down our throats.

Pommy bastard 1:29 pm 11 Mar 10

More than half of voters in four other major European states back a push by France’s Nicolas Sarkozy to ban women from wearing the burka, according to an opinion poll for the Financial Times.

As Mr Sarkozy presses ahead with plans to ban the wearing of the burka in public places, the FT’s latest Harris poll shows the move is not just strongly supported in France, but wins enthusiastic backing in the UK, Italy, Spain and Germany.

The poll shows some 70 per cent of respondents in France said they supported plans to forbid the wearing of the garment which covers the female body from head to toe. There was similar sentiment in Spain and Italy, where 65 per cent and 63 per cent respectively favoured a ban

The strength of feeling in the UK and Germany may seem particularly surprising. Britain has a strong liberal tradition that respects an individual’s right to full expression of religious views. But here, some 57 per cent of people still favoured a ban. In Germany, which is also reluctant to clamp down in minority rights, some 50 per cent favoured a ban

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/e0c0e732-254d-11df-9cdb-00144feab49a.html

I’d have no problems with a ban on the burka here.

amarooresident2 10:34 am 11 Mar 10

commoner said :

I am getting concerned about the increasing visibility of Islam here in Canberra. I don’t like seeing burqas and niqabs and I am not fooled by people who try to tell us that these somehow ‘liberate’ women. All of these burqas, Islamic schools and calls for the introduction of sharia law just make me think Muslims are trying to impose their religion on us. Religion of all types should only be practised modestly and discreetly, in people’s own homes or in modest and non-obtrusive places of worship. There are some Muslims in this country who do not understand this.

I really hope that this is supposed to be satire.

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