Council grant for mosque work
ABC | Jun 17, 2008
Australia’s oldest mosque is getting a $65,000 grant from Adelaide City Council to fund the repairs to one of its minarets.
The mosque in Gilbert Street in the city was built in the late 1880s, with minarets added in 1903.
Lord Mayor Michael Harbison says it is the first time the Council has funded refurbishment work on a mosque.
“This money allocated will restore the fourth minaret of the mosque to its former glory and give us what really is a beautiful building, very important to the Islamic community in Adelaide, but [also] a great tourist attraction,” he said.
“[Not only] Adelaide’s mosque but the oldest mosque in Australia.”
What a load of multicultural bullshit. If the building is dangerous, tear it down. If they want to beg money from a government, let them bugger off to Saudi Arabia like they always do.
On the other hand, if they are going to donate $65,000 to Islam, then in the spirit of equality, they can bloody well donate $65,000 to Creativity. I could do with my apartment being refurnished.