Thursday, 26 June 2014

The building of two mosques - and a tale of two close-by communities

More about the building of Mosques in Bendigo and Ballarat - and demonstrating the contrast of communities


Anti-mosque campaign sparks hate concerns

24 Jun 2014By Phillippa Carisbrooke
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The proposed mosque for Bendigo (IAM)

Some fear the battle against Bendigo's first mosque may incite religious hatred.
In the regional Victorian city of Bendigo, a legal challenge is being planned against a city council decision to grant planning permission for a proposed $3 million dollar mosque.

A lengthy and fierce battle is expected, which some fear may incite religious hatred.

But just 130-kilometres south of Bendigo, in Ballarat, work is quietly and peacefully progressing on another mosque.

Phillippa Carisbrooke reports.

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