The desire of the Muslim community in the country to establish a mosque in Australia kangaroos are having difficulties increased since September 11, 2001 in New York, said one source.
"But the reasons underlying the rejection of the mosque-making projects more likely caused by ignorance about Islam," said Chairman of the Development Program Brisbane Algester Mosque, Abdul Rahman Deen, Tuesday (21 / 9). "Today it is more difficult (to establish a mosque) than before the event 11 September 2001," he said.
According to him, the public is more alert to the construction of mosques but their objections were more likely caused by a lack of knowledge about Islam and how Muslims worship.
Deen further said that currently there are 10 mosques in Brisbane which has been developed and is currently in the process of development.
When the Algester Mosque development proposals submitted to the City Hall, local communities are given an opportunity to present their objections within 21 days.
At that time, Deen said, there are two statements that the rejection of local residents have requested that the City Hall project Algester Mosque solve this problem first.
"What they usually worry about parking. There is also a suspect mosque would cause noise because each call to prayer will sound like church bells rang. They are afraid of the mosque later rang the bell or call to prayer five times a day are loud, and we said we would not like it, "Deen said.
Lack of local knowledge about Islam also makes the manufacture of the mosque committee must strive for the values and Islamic teachings conveyed to the public.
Deen also said that in order for the mosque development proposal is not too hard, the sound of the proposal should be called a house of worship construction project, not the construction of mosques.
"The place of worship can be used for churches, temples, mosques. What are important places of worship, "he said.
Some mosques in Brisbane today is formerly a church, but by the Muslims bought and converted into a mosque, a process that is relatively easier than creating a new mosque.
Related to the perception of Australian society in general, Deen mentioned that many Australians are not too scared by the flow of Islamization or terrorism that is often attached with the Muslim community.
"About nine out of 10 Australians do not practice the religion that they profess. But they will say to us as Muslims 'I do not practice the religion, you practice the religions that you and I respect you for it', "said Deen.
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