‘The Canterbury Bankstown Harmony Group has raised grave concerns after the controversial recent visit by Pauline Hanson and Canadian white supremacist Lauren Southern to their local area causing disharmony in the otherwise peaceful community.
The Group held its 12th Interfaith Dinner on Wednesday 8 August 2018 in Punchbowl, Sydney attended by politicians, interfaith leaders and members of the diverse community from the local area.
The event hosted by the founder and current President of the Group Karl Saleh also included presentation of “Interfaith Dialogue Awards” by the special guest Mr Tony Burke MP, Shadow Federal Minister for Citizenship and Multiculturalism…’
‘The President of the Canterbury Bankstown Harmony group, Karl Saleh announced the 2018 theme for the Interfaith Dinner being “Australian Values: Tolerance and Mutual Respect. ”
Tolerance!? He then goes on to say;
“Pauline Hanson and Lauren Southern visit to our area should be ignored and not welcomed,” Mr Saleh said.’ http://www.amust.com.au/2018/08/harmony-group-pauline-hanson-and-lauren-southern-not-welcome/
So, one cannot have opposing views and be welcome to this multi-cultural Harmony Group? Pauline Hanson is an Australian politician but is not welcome to this Harmony Group! Hmmm. Is this Harmony Group slanted toward Islam?
Lauren Southern, a Canadian, is not welcome to attend this Harmony Group! So, each of those attending this Harmony Group are singing from the same page? Is it in Arabic?
Who was in attendance at this meeting?
‘The guests at the interfaith dinner included the following and many more:
- The Hon Tony Burke, Shadow Federal Minister for Multiculturalism
- Jihad Dib, Shadow NSW Minister for Education
- Sophie Cotsis, Shadow NSW Minister for Multiculturalism
- Khal Asfour – Mayor of the City of Canterbury Bankstown
- Superintendent Kerrie-Anne Lewis,Commander, Campsie Police Area Command
- Superintendent Michael O’Toole – Bankstown Police Area Command
- Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamed: The Grand Mufti of Australia
- Graeme Watkins: Lakemba Uniting Church
- Heather Joyce Topp: Buddhist Council of NSW
- Rev Fr Louis FerkhSuperior of St Charbel’s Mission in Sydney
- Dr Patric Mclnerney Columban Mission Institute.
- Shiekh Shady SulimanUnited Muslims of Australia (UMA)
- Shiekh Anwar Souli Head of the Dwaa office -Saudi Embassy
- Dr Zachariah Matthews: Imam of Punchbowl Mosque.
- Ross Hawkey – Acting CEO Multicultural NSW
- Dr Ashfaq Ahmad Chaudhary:IQRA Islamic Welfare Centre, Lakemba
- Sheikh Abdul Goni Chowdhury: Islamic Dawah Circle (IPDC) Lakemba
- Pauline Gallagher OAM Riverwood Community Centre
- Representative of: United Muslim Women Association Inc.
- Representative of: Islamic Women’s Welfare Association
- Chris Gambian –Federal Labor candidate for the seat of Banks.
- Lucy ManneringNSW Labor candidate for the seat of Oatley
- Zia Ahmad, AMUST
- Mehar Ahmad, Seena Inc
- Mobinah Ahmad, Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry AACCI’
Just wondering, does the Buddhist agree with everything the Muslims believe? If not the harmony is broken especially if the Buddhist speaks openly of those differences. Does the man from the Uniting Church agree with all Islamic teaching such as Jesus is NOT the Son of God? If he does he is not in HARMONY with orthodox Christianity!
This group is scary and too think elected Federal and state officials are not up in arms when a speaker publically declares that “Pauline Hanson and Lauren Southern visit to our area should be ignored and not welcomed”!
This is the way of multi-culturalism?! Muslims need to confess they are sinners and receive the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour as all of us should. Nevertheless, when there are Islamic enclaves there is soon to be Islamic political power and that is when problems for non-Muslims really begin!
It certainly looks as though the Harmony spoken of in the Canterberry Bankstown Harmony Group is tilted toward Islam.