Australia: Brisbane City Council rejects plans for MUSLIMS-ONLY ENCLAVE


They never stop. This enclave, like so many mega-mosque projects in the U.S., was a declaration of supremacism and could easily become a center of jihad activity. Brisbane City Council members were right to reject now. But watch now for the claims of islamofauxbia and claims of victimhood.

“Plans to build a sprawling 2.7-hectare Muslim-only gated community with mosque, Islamic school, apartments and childcare centre are rejected,” by Daniel Peters, Daily Mail Australia, July 20, 2017:

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A masterplan to build an exclusive Muslim enclave complete with a mosque and apartments has been shut down by Brisbane City Council amidst heavy opposition from the local community.

The Australian International Islamic College lodged plans to add an Islamic mosque, 120 residential apartments, childcare centre, medical centre and retail space to its existing site at Durack, in Brisbane’s southern outskirts.

Residents opposed to building a sprawling Muslim-only gated community sprawling across 2.7 hectares of land lodged a petition with the council in May, arguing it was incompatible with the area’s multicultural values.

On Thursday afternoon, the council rejected plans for a proposed residential building, aged care and shops on the school ground, the Brisbane Times reported.

Plans for extra classrooms, boarding facilities, a preschool childcare centre and a place of worship for students were all approved, as well as a new medical centre outside the school.

Councillor Julian Simmonds, Chairman of city planning, said most of the opposition had centred on the school expanding its non-education related activities.

‘Council has heard this feedback and this approval specifically prevents the college from expanding into an exclusive gated community,’ Cr Simmonds said.

‘Under state planning laws, council is required to assess all development applications without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, politics or personality.

‘Several new classrooms have been approved for the college and a preschool childcare centre.’

Cr Simmonds defended the decision to build a two-storey mosque covering 1,970 square metres for the Islamic school, saying it was ‘common practice’.

Speaking in May, Labor councillor Steve Griffiths said he was opposed to the development proposal for 724 Blunder Road, however he stressed this was on planning and not religious grounds.

‘The impact on other local residents’ amenity appears well beyond that expected of its use as community facilities – educational purposes,’ he said in a submission obtained by Quest Newspapers….

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