Meet Aaron Robertson of Ballarat who does not want the Muslims of Bendigo to have a mosque. So keen is he to rally troops to the cause he even formed his very own “Defence Leage (sic)” back in September with its very own manifesto.
And one lone member – Aaron himself.
Aaron went a bit shy on us and closed his profile for a while but it is re-opened so you can go and see for yourself what a bigoted loser forceful crusader he is.
Now there is already an anti-mosque group which according to its own page statistics seems to mainly consist of 25 to 34 year old Muslim-haters from Melbourne.
In other words the usual suspects.
Seems that neither Ballarat nor Bendigo are too impressed with the idea of rallying behind the Islamophobe rabble. Maybe those defence leaguers need to lift their knuckles off the ground and learn how to spell.
Let’s see what the local Councillors say as quoted in the Bendigo Advertiser:
Cr Peter Cox noted the development needed to work through any issues with planning regulations, amenity and traffic management.
“But I don’t have a problem with any religious group applying for a planning permit to erect such a centre for themselves,” he said.
“It demonstrates diversity within our community and I think that’s a very encouraging aspect of Bendigo.”
Cr James Williams said a mosque would be positive for Bendigo and said it was “great to see it happen”.
“I think it’s great we celebrate other cultures,” he said.
Bendigo mayor Barry Lyons said councillors would consider the application on planning grounds.
“They must be reminded that to put some kind of objection in, it must have some basis, some grounds for it,” he said.
“You can’t object to something because you don’t like something.
“That’s not grounds for an objection.
Now maybe you are curious about these ferocious Muslims who want to have a mosque in their home town.
The ABC Open page can tell you more.
What a contrast.