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Nicholls mosque scuttled

By welkin31 - 24 December 2009 38

Always was a poor decision. What a sign of embarrassment by our Green Left bosses to release this on Christmas Eve !!  A rare example of a bad Govt decision being reversed.

Gungahlin or Belconnen Town Centres are more logical sites.

ED – The Canberra times artical relating here.
Previous Riot posts on the topic can be found here.

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38 Responses to
Nicholls mosque scuttled
Muttsybignuts 10:50 pm 25 Dec 09

commoner said :

Ian, by the tone of your response, I take it that you believe Islam is above any criticism or analysis. Have you ever read the Koran or any books about Islam? Do you have any idea what it is about? What if Islam was, in reality, completely incompatible with our Western values of democracy, free speech, freedom of conscience and equality between men and women?

Jeez I’m an idiot. I never knew that democracy, free speech and freedom of conscience and equality were purely Western values. And that these Muso types are obviously against all this. I’d vote to kick em out with my free speech entitlements however the Australian government is about to scuttle it all with internet censorship so I guess Ill just have to leave it to you and your flag as cape wearing mates to kick em out for me. Heil Hitler jerkrag.

commoner 4:33 pm 25 Dec 09

Ian, by the tone of your response, I take it that you believe Islam is above any criticism or analysis. Have you ever read the Koran or any books about Islam? Do you have any idea what it is about? What if Islam was, in reality, completely incompatible with our Western values of democracy, free speech, freedom of conscience and equality between men and women?

Ian 12:00 pm 25 Dec 09

commoner said :

It was the right decision to prevent the building of the mosque. But according to the Canberra Times report, Jon Stanhope now wants to try to have a mosque in Gunghalin twice the size of the one originally planned! Why? The community has made its decision, so let’s stick with it.

But the problem was the traffic etc at that particular site in Nicholls, not a mosque per se, surely? If the new site is fine, meets all the traffic and other requirements surely you’d have no problems with it being there?

Zilog 10:45 am 25 Dec 09

Must be REALLY HARD to find one of the DOZENS of dis-used christian sites.

Re-cycle them.

Holden Caulfield 10:43 pm 24 Dec 09

pptvb said :

OMG…What terrible timing.
That’ll put a dampener on the Muslim community’s XMAS celebrations!

~lolz

TP 3000 8:31 pm 24 Dec 09

I love how the Mosque was knocked back due to concerns about parking & traffic issues. So the plan is to now build a bigger mosque.

Anna Key 7:49 pm 24 Dec 09

Welkin31 you wouldn’t happen to live near there would you.

Maybe they could move to Brand Depot

commoner 7:40 pm 24 Dec 09

It was the right decision to prevent the building of the mosque. But according to the Canberra Times report, Jon Stanhope now wants to try to have a mosque in Gunghalin twice the size of the one originally planned! Why? The community has made its decision, so let’s stick with it.

bd84 5:24 pm 24 Dec 09

This post makes absolutely no sense until “Gungahlin or Belconnen Town Centres are more logical sites.”

The decision to build the mosque on that site had not been made in the first place. Hence why the Government made an attempt to consult the community, though they would have been hung if they did with no consultation.

housebound said :

Maybe I’m too cynical, but there’s going to be more to the story than that.

I feel a bit sorry for the islamic community going to all that trouble and expense to lose it at this stage.

Why feel sorry for them? They are no different to any other developers proposing a significant new development. If they don’t do enough planning as to the adequacy of the development on the site, they are bound to lose money.

willo 4:57 pm 24 Dec 09

hmmm….well i know it’s not within the ACT but why not put the new mosque out at tralee?………apparrently nothing else will be going out there…….

housebound 3:56 pm 24 Dec 09

Maybe I’m too cynical, but there’s going to be more to the story than that.

I feel a bit sorry for the islamic community going to all that trouble and expense to lose it at this stage.

pptvb 12:37 pm 24 Dec 09

OMG…What terrible timing.
That’ll put a dampener on the Muslim community’s XMAS celebrations!

Ian 12:13 pm 24 Dec 09

Bugger, I thought some of the locals wuld really have appreciated a 100m tall minaret in their midst.

dr phil 12:04 pm 24 Dec 09

Maybe the CMC can use the space above coles? Heaps of parking under ground and heaps of floor space or they can alway build over in forde.

amarooresident2 11:03 am 24 Dec 09

How is it embarrassing? From the article it appears the proponents made the decision not to go ahead based on legitimate community concerns. Good for them. I hope they are able to find a new site quickly.

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