Follow-up on the RMIT Islamic Prayer room...
This is the official RMIT response - published on 23 March.
Very interesting - the Muslims ALREADY have two Muslim prayer rooms on the city campus -and eight in total across all campuses.
Universities are places in which ideas are contested, sometimes hotly. Facilitating scholarly debate is part of our core business. But what happens when the arguments turn, not on academic opinion, but on religious belief? What then are a university's responsibilities?
March 11th, 2009
Extrapolate the details in the following article by David Noakes to the bank crisis in the US and you get a plausible explanation for a disaster whose causes so far have not been explained or even investigated.
Moslems Called For Forest Fire Arson Jihad In Australia, The USA, & Europe
We are all in a state of shock over the devastation in Victoria and in Queensland over the weekend and we must not forget that there have also been fires across NSW and South Australia .
Entire towns were wiped out in the weekend's fires, which the Prime Minister described as hell's fury unleashed. It is 48C degrees with 100 KM winds.
Our Moriel Austrailia administrator is surrounded on three sides. Pray for God's mercy and our entire Moriel Australia team.
by Jennifer Sexton
The chairman of the influential Hillsong Church group, Brian Houston, is under investigation for breach of reporting requirements after failing to lodge financial statements that would reveal his earnings and assets.
The Office of Fair Trading was yesterday preparing a letter asking why the association through which Mr Houston received all income from the church, book-writing and speaking, on the lucrative Pentecostal circuit had failed to rile financial accounts for three years.
By Bruce MacDougall
February 08, 2003
A CIVIL action for compensation has been launched against the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney over the sexual abuse of a child more than 20 years ago.
The victim, a former choirboy at St Mary's Cathedral, is suing the church and a former choirmaster alleging failure in their duty of care.
Flying in the faces of mounting victims of pedophile within the Catholic Church, three disgraced Melbourne Catholic priests -- a pedophile, a fornicator and a third convicted of violence -- have received a form of pardon from the Vatican in Rome.
This decision overturns former Melbourne Archbishops George Pell decision to remove any form of entitlement these priests receive from the church. As a result of this Vatican decision these priests can now receive about $13000A a year for a living stipend. When asked about being overturned Archbishop Pell referred this to his successor in Melbourne, Archbishop Dennis Hart.
by Jan Markell
Muslims who want to live under Islamic Law (Sharia Law) were told this week to leave Australia as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks. A day after a group of mainstream Muslim leaders met with Prime Minister Howard, he made it clear that extremists would face a crackdown.
by Mark Steyn
It's not just the environmentalists who think globally and act locally. The jihadi who murdered Newcastle woman Jennifer Williamson, Perth teenager Brendan Fitzgerald and a couple of dozen more Australians, Indonesians, Japanese and others had certain things in common with the July 7 London Tube killers. For example, Azahari bin Husin, who police believe may be the bomb-maker behind this weekend's atrocity, completed a doctorate at England's Reading University. The contribution of the British education system to the jihad is really quite remarkable.
by Liam Houlihan, religious affairs reporter
Literature filled with hatred of Christians, Jews and non-Muslims is being sold at a mosque near a Melbourne home raided by ASIO.
Books sold at the store attached to the Brunswick mosque tell Muslims they should "hate and take as enemies" non-Muslims, reject Jews and Christians, and learn to hate in order to properly love Allah.