This is bitterly ironic in light of the fact that the repair of old houses of worship is specifically forbidden to the dhimmis who live under Islamic law. If Australia ever becomes Islamic, in other words, you will not see this same generosity being extended to churches and synagogues. “Council grant for mosque work,” from Australia’s ABC News, June 16 (thanks to Twostellas):
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.”