No Mosque in the Swan Valley (W.A)

The Australian Protectionist Party has joined the residents of the Swan Valley in their opposition to the building of a mosque in the area.

The Bosnian Islamic Society has submitted plans to the City of Swan for the construction of the $4 million mosque in the historic Swan Valley, to which the local council has received 139 objections from 143 public submissions.

The valley was first sighted by Captain James Stirling in 1827, who instantly recognised the agricultural potential of the rich fertile soil in the area. Nowadays, the Swan Valley is best known for its viticultural industry, which attracts a large number of tourists to the region. The building of a mosque would present a totally foreign entity to this unique piece of Australia and its construction would be contrary to the Swan Valley Planning Act 1995, which was instituted to protect the region from inconsistent developments.

The proposed mosque comes complete with a 19m minaret, which is a symbol of Islamic law, and is not necessary for worship. With City of Swan chief executive officer Mike Foley acknowledging there are already a number of similar religious places of worship in the region, the question must be asked whether the proposed mosque is simply another incremental step to further political and aggressive Islam in Australian society.

From an aesthetic, cultural and political standpoint, the case against the Swan Valley mosque is solid, and the Australian Protectionist Party voices its support for a favourable outcome for the residents of the Swan Valley.

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