Faith Leaders Give Mosque Blessing

July 2, 2008

Author: Roger Dickson

Source: The Cairns Post

Spiritual leaders from across the religious spectrum have thrown their support behind a controversial mosque set to be built in suburban Cairns.

Catholic, Anglican, Jewish and Buddhist leaders are all behind the push saying that all faiths have the right to a place of worship.

Plans to expand the mosque, which has been operating in a worker's cottage on Dunn St near the Pioneer Cemetery, into a traditional Islamic style complete with minaret have drawn fire from nearby residents.

But last week the Planning and Environment Court dismissed their appeal to overturn the council approved redevelopment.