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Dozspot not supporting the Gungahlin Mosque? [And Dozspot response]

By johnboy - 29 June 2012 20

Labor’s Joy Burch has the sad news that, while the Greens and Labor have re-affirmed their commitment to the Gungahlin Mosque proposal, The Liberals’ Steve Dozspot isn’t so keen:

Ms Burch, having strongly stated the ACT Government’s support for the aspirations of the Canberra Muslim community, sought and obtained similar assurances from the Greens through Amanda Bresnan MLA.

However Canberra Liberals spokesperson on Multicultural Affairs Steve Doszpot MLA, also present at the hearing, refused to provide support to Canberra’s Muslim community or to repudiate the anonymous leaflet.

“This is a matter of great disappointment” Ms Burch said,

“I hope the Canberra Liberals reflect on their position and provide a clear statement of support to the Muslim Community in Canberra and support their desire to build a mosque in Gungahlin.”

We hear the Human Rights Commission has been sicced onto the pamphleteers.

We’ve asked the Liberals for their side of the story and will provide it when available.


UPDATE 29/06/12 16:45: This in from the Liberals:

STATEMENT FROM STEVE DOSZPOT IN RESPONSE TO JOY BURCH

“This is arrant, insulting nonsense.

“This transparent, ridiculous construction tries to turn the fact that Joy Burch couldn’t answer questions about her own dismal performance into an attack on questioner. To try to tie race hate into the matter is disgusting and beneath contempt. I challenge her to quote one line from me to back up her accusation.

“I’m happy to support our Muslim community. I’m not happy to support a Minister who is not only the most incompetent in Territory history but also the most hateful and vindictive. It is no wonder so many people consider her a dangerous fool.”

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20 Responses to
Dozspot not supporting the Gungahlin Mosque? [And Dozspot response]
Mysteryman 11:26 pm 02 Jul 12

M Rose said :

Mysteryman said :

It’s sad how many people read the statement and believed it without even engaging their brains.

Where are all these people, exactly? Am I reading a different thread to you?

Posts #2, 4, 8 and 12 seem to demonstrate my point.

The Traineediplomat 10:29 pm 02 Jul 12

I for one voted for Kodos

M Rose 6:48 pm 01 Jul 12

Mysteryman said :

It’s sad how many people read the statement and believed it without even engaging their brains.

Where are all these people, exactly? Am I reading a different thread to you?

Pork Hunt 4:07 pm 01 Jul 12

It’s a bit stiff when the Liberal spokesman for multicultural affairs doesn’t actually support multicultural affairs…

Thumper 9:51 am 30 Jun 12

The cat did it said :

Umm, yes. But while he responded in a general positive way about the Muslim community (not surprising really, they can vote), Rioters will note that he avoided making a statement of direct support regarding the Mosque.

parody, that would be.

Mysteryman 9:00 am 30 Jun 12

The cat did it said :

Umm, yes. But while he responded in a general positive way about the Muslim community (not surprising really, they can vote), Rioters will note that he avoided making a statement of direct support regarding the Mosque.

Why should he make any statement about the mosque? Burch didn’t say anything about direct support to the mosque. Read her statement again: “support for the aspirations of the Canberra Muslim community”.

This was not his estimates hearing. She was there to answer questions, not him. Burch then talked out her arse about how he doesn’t support the Muslim Community – clearly an unfounded statement – and Dozspot responded to it.

Mysteryman 8:55 am 30 Jun 12

How did he “refuse to support Canberra’s Muslim community”? Because he refused to answer questions during the estimates hearing that *she* was supposed to be providing information to? She hasn’t even backed up her claim with any real information.

It’s sad how many people read the statement and believed it without even engaging their brains.

The cat did it 11:48 pm 29 Jun 12

Umm, yes. But while he responded in a general positive way about the Muslim community (not surprising really, they can vote), Rioters will note that he avoided making a statement of direct support regarding the Mosque.

Thumper 9:59 pm 29 Jun 12

Anna Key said :

At least Doszpot is right in his comments on Burch

Doszpot is a complete nob.

However, Burch is beyond parady and she is a minister

Anna Key 8:58 pm 29 Jun 12

At least Doszpot is right in his comments on Burch

JimCharles 5:10 pm 29 Jun 12

I love the politics and language over here, there’s no poncing about, mild insinuations, floated thoughts or mutual respect given….everything goes straight to an almighty punch up.

DrKoresh 4:55 pm 29 Jun 12

Nothing but prats and tosspots in the Libs.

johnboy 4:46 pm 29 Jun 12

Now with a response from Mr Dozspot. It’s going to be a doozy of an election year.

SnapperJack 4:33 pm 29 Jun 12

I bet Dozspot would support it if a few young soccer players worshipped there.

bundah 3:55 pm 29 Jun 12

JB i’m not sure you’ve got the spelling right it’s Despot isn’t it??

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