Posted by: becketfund | July 27, 2009

Australia: Government’s Decision to Rescind Islamic School Permit Met With Protest

SYDNEY – Hundreds of people protested against a New South Wales government decision to not permit an Islamic school from constructing a new building in the Sydney suburb of Bass Hill, the BBC reported on July 27.  Islamic groups insist that the growing Muslim community in Australia requires an increase in educational resources to meet their religious needs.  However, this growth has been met with strong opposition from both local and governmental agencies.

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