Friday, May 30, 2008

COMMENT: Camden seeks help ...

Well, it seems not everyone in Camden is a redneck. Let's face it. Out of 30,000 locals, 1 in 10 lodged a submission against the Camden Muslim school. One wonders what proportion of these really were inspired less by planning and heritage concerns and more by religious and/or racial bigotry.

Now Radio Australia reports that Camden Council has contacted the Federal Government seeking its assistance to run a program promoting multiculturalism.

The immigration department's Kate Pope has told a Federal parliamentary committee, the Council contacted them recently to discuss whether a program could be established.

"To look at whether there is an opportunity for us to assist with some project of some kind in association with the New South Wales Government with the community relations commission in relation to a harmony promoting initiative that might be suitable for Camden."
Good on them. We should wish the Council well.

Words © 2008 Irfan Yusuf

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1 comment:

muslimgirlpower said...

Do you have to live in Camden to lodge a submission? If not, then I suspect that some of the submissions would have come from troublemakers outside the town. The far-right zeroed in on Camden, I'm sure they were trying to drum up their supporters to lodge submissions against the school.