Skip to comments.Mosque to get police guard for bikini rally (Lakemba mosque in Sydney)
Posted on 12/03/2006 6:02:56 AM PST by Dark Skies
POLICE have been asked to protect Australia's largest mosque next weekend because of concerns that a bikini march staged to coincide with the anniversary of the Cronulla riots may get out of control.
The caretaker of Lakemba Mosque, the Lebanese Muslim Association, says it is taking no risks, requesting at least 32 police officers to protect the place of worship on Saturday and Sunday.
Association president Tom Zreik said he met police on several occasions to ensure there would be adequate numbers of officers present to defuse problems and arrest troublemakers.
"We are treating this as something that is funny and hilarious but also taking precautions," Mr Zreika said of the bikini march. "Some people may see this as provocation and the last thing that we want is to see anyone being attacked."
The organiser, Melbourne grandmother Christine Hawkins, has asked women nationally to dress in bikinis and colourful beachwear and rally outside large mosques to show their disgust at comments by leading Muslim cleric, Sheik Taj el-Din al Hilaly, who likened women to "uncovered meat".
A white supremacist website has promoted the march. Members of Sydney's Muslim community began raising their concerns last week, with hundreds joining an internet discussion to find a "peaceful avenue" to protect their mosque.
Many Muslim women suggested joining the march in their hijabs and burqas to voice their outrage at comments made by Senator Bronwyn Bishop and Prime Minister John Howard about the way they dress. "We're really asking people not to bother coming to the mosque," Mr Zreika said.
"All this is doing is degrading women and giving men a great excuse to have a perv. There are better ways women can express their concerns."
In Cronulla yesterday members of the Lakembaroos sports club attended a barbecue at North Cronulla Surf Club to mark the progress of more than 20 Muslim lifesavers, who are training for their bronze medallions.
"If we didn't have the events of Cronulla last December in the back of our minds, we wouldn't even be conscious that the people here were of Lebanese background," Community Relations Commission chairman Stepan Kerkyasharian said.
"They look Australian, they are taking part in an Australian activity and you have to ask 'what's the problem?"'
The training is an initiative of Surf Life Saving Australia.
If the bikini-clad gals are carrying pork chops the scene would be complete.
I'd like to see pigs dressed in bikinis marching along the women
American mosques need the same love and care our Aussie comrades have pioneered. Here in Atlanta,Georgia we have a brand-new huge mosque on 14th Street one block from our beloved Georgia Tech campus. There are plenty of geeks, greeks and co-techs available to wander over in the flesh or in drag TODAY. Chitlins and salted pork rinds are abundant in the quick stops.
The 14th Street mosque is a mission driven congregation of multinational spritually driven gentlemen. You may have recently read of their canadien outreach networking efforts with Georgia Tech students. Their HUGE mosque with vidalia onion shaped domes will be a MECCA in the southeast for recruitment and enrollment of followers for the next great wave of regional islamic enlightenment. It will also attract a wide variety of GS5s-13s in neighboring dwellings to qualify for their next advancement to less threatening posts.
Media must spell all the names right and girls; remember to decorate your navals.
Mr. Tagline's got yer "protection" right here, mooselimbs.
Rags don't like it?
Rags are offended?
Too damn bad. Rags can get the hell out.
I can think of several high-caliber ways women can express their concerns about muslims. Or should I say large-bore?
Good! Too bad the Europeans don't have the guts to engage in this sort of demo.
Ummm. Well, it's too cold over here right now for that sort of thing.
Having said that, the Scottish women wear next to nothing every Friday and Saturday night of the year- no matter how cold.
They should also all have a large pot-belly pig on a leash.
Muslims act exactly like American Christians are accused of acting. Have you ever heard a liberal say Christians are 'scary'? Have they ever said the same of Muslims?
I would say that the bikini clad girls are the ones that need police protection from the savages.
Ahh, the irony...
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How is that misguided? You are obviously into illegal immigration (judging from your username). Many (very probably most) people against illegal immigration are not against it for particularly racist reasons. However, you ought to acknowledge that racists (of the European-descended variety) would also be against illegal immigration, along with sane people. Sometimes people who support bad causes can agree with good ideas.