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The Klan come to Canberra. Gungahlin mosque stirs up the racist nuts

By johnboy - 28 June 2012 252

mosque flyer

Quite a lot of our readers have come home to this nasty flyer and sent it in to us.

A few points:

    1. We had the news a mosque was going in there back in January 2011. It hasn’t exactly been done in any secrecy at all. My only surprise is that it hasn’t been finished yet.

    2. No one belly aches about social impact, traffic, public interest (how is that any different from social impact? And what do either of them mean other than “I am a bigot and hate muslims”?), or scale and height when a church is being built. Have you heard those bells on Sunday morning when Real Australians are nursing a hangover? And yet not one word of complaint.

    3. “Concerned Citizens of Canberra”? We’re really that close to “Koncerned Kitizens of Kanberra”?

Oh and they’re having a secret meeting on Sunday that they only want you at if you agree with them.

We have far more to fear from these ratbags than any number of devout muslims in our society.

Feel free to share your feelings with concernedcitizensofcanberra@gmail.com and let us know what you told them.

Here’s the viewscape they’re so worried about:


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252 Responses to
The Klan come to Canberra. Gungahlin mosque stirs up the racist nuts
eq2 7:44 pm 28 Jun 12

I don’t have a problem with this mosque been built however the criticism of this letter is very aggressive. Although there may be racist motivations underlying this letter they are not overt. Try substituting the single term “mosque” for “hall” and then you can’t read any racism into the letter. Calling the author/s “ratbags”, “racists” and analogising them with the KKK is a little harsh. The KKK wrote letters that were much worse than this one.

Listers_Cat 7:42 pm 28 Jun 12

If the “ConcernedCitizensofCanberra” had the courage of their convictions, they would be prepared to put their names on this flyer. As far as I’m concerned these bigots are in the minority.

DrKoresh 7:31 pm 28 Jun 12

HenryBG said :

How can you support the idea of building mosques?

As a supporter of secular civilisation, I personally am entirely opposed to the building of mosques. Our society has worked very hard to rid itself of religious domination, and now we bend over and ask an even worse religion to come and do its worst.

No mosques.

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You are an idiot.

johnboy 7:27 pm 28 Jun 12

First someone needs to infiltrate and get the time and place of the secret meeting…

DrKoresh 7:26 pm 28 Jun 12

I can’t stand bigots with nothing better to do than be offended by, and interfere with, things that have 0 impact on their everyday lives. Can we get a counter-protest going maybe? We could get a bbq going, make sure we serve as much foreign cuisine as possible. Burn straw Klansmen in effigy, get some live ethnic music.

Hell if that doesn’t work, we can just start ourselves a good old fashioned lynch-mob and show ’em that progressive does not necessarily mean passive.

rosscoact 7:21 pm 28 Jun 12

bigfeet said :

I’ve been wondering when the plans would be available to view. I just had a look at them on the ACTPLA website.

It seems to be a great looking building, the stylised minaret with ‘translucent feature panels” sounds interesting and certainly looks great on the elevation plans.

I’m thinking of spamming the klan’s email box, maybe signing them up to every mailing list I can find.

Would love to know what goes on in their ‘meeting’

God fearing christian porn only please

Postalgeek 7:04 pm 28 Jun 12

Maybe the CCC will give Mow-Down Jim a little bit of competition for the Mully. Putting the popcorn in the microwave as I type…

bigfeet 6:53 pm 28 Jun 12

I’ve been wondering when the plans would be available to view. I just had a look at them on the ACTPLA website.

It seems to be a great looking building, the stylised minaret with ‘translucent feature panels” sounds interesting and certainly looks great on the elevation plans.

I’m thinking of spamming the klan’s email box, maybe signing them up to every mailing list I can find.

Would love to know what goes on in their ‘meeting’

CrocodileGandhi 6:48 pm 28 Jun 12

Hello concerned people,

I am writing to say that I am also terribly concerned. I am concerned about the proposed John Paul College, to be built in Nicholls. The community has not been adequately consulted and our concerns have not been answered, regardless of the number of times that I approach relevant MLA’s with my concerned face prominently displayed.

If this school is to go ahead, I am concerned about the following:

1) Social impact
2) Traffic and Noise
3) Bulk scale and height

I shall now elaborate on these concerns.

The social impacts of this school could be wide ranging and irreversibly damaging to the Gungahlin community. Catholic schools all over the world are currently under investigation for numerous accusations of heinous abuse of children. With the school to be named after Pope John Paul II – soon to be beatified as the Patron Saint of Ignoring a Problem Unitl You Die – I fear that these problems will persist.

The traffic and noise that this school will create could also be extremely hazardous. Unlike other institutions that are only visited on certain specific days (like, for example, a mosque), schools are bombarded by hundreds of cars and buses, twice a day, five times a week. This 420 student capacity school will see a vast increase to the traffic of the surrounding area. And this is before mentioning the incessant ringing of the school bell which will have to be suffered by the local residents, even though they are adults and are allowed to have as long a recess as they please.

The bulk scale and height of the facility is also of concern to us very concerned citizens. Schools are large buildings. As evidence for this, I would ask you to look at any other school and then compare it to the size of any other prominent public building (like, for example, a mosque). I believe that you will find that the size of the school you are looking at is significantly larger than the size of the other building you have chosen, which for argument’s sake we will assume is a mosque.

It is our very concerned wish that the ACT Government act in a manner that is at least as transparent as your true motives.

There will be a closed-door meeting this Sunday to discuss the travesty that is the John Paul School. Once you have responded to this email, I will place a clue to the whereabouts of the meeting at a pre-determined drop-off point.

Regards,

Concerny McConcern

FioBla 6:36 pm 28 Jun 12

Koncerned Kittizen ask I can haz mosk?

rosscoact 6:27 pm 28 Jun 12

by the way, if you look at the drawings on the ACTPLA website the building site is to the right of the aerial photo just under the “The Valle’ printing on the extreme right of the pic

HenryBG 6:24 pm 28 Jun 12

How can you support the idea of building mosques?

As a supporter of secular civilisation, I personally am entirely opposed to the building of mosques. Our society has worked very hard to rid itself of religious domination, and now we bend over and ask an even worse religion to come and do its worst.

No mosques.

JimCharles 6:23 pm 28 Jun 12

http://www.cmc-au.org/project

The site is actually at the other end, near to Coles and away from houses…..and fairly close to the new Church.
The only thing that complainants may have a valid point about is if the Mosque intends to employ a loudspeaker with a chanting call to prayer at dawn every day.
Sometimes though, this can sound quite mystical and add to the character of a place.

rosscoact 6:20 pm 28 Jun 12

If this wasn’t so bad it would be funny in a ludicrous sort of a way. These slavering knuckleheads can kiss my…….

Spectra 5:58 pm 28 Jun 12

Honesty and transparency in communicating with others whom your actions may affect is the accepted way that Australian neighbors treat each other.”

There will be a private closed-door meeting…

Oh, won’t somebody please think of the irony!

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