I thought is was an April Fools Joke. Our own JCCV, which is funded by the Jewish Community is using their resources their know all, to work with the Islamic Community to complete an Islamic Museum. I’m not sure that’s how I would like my donations to a Jewish organisation utilised
Foreign Minister Bob Carr has announced a re-elected Rudd Labor Government would contribute $3 million to enable completion of the Islamic Museum of Australia in Thornbury in Melbourne’s north. Funding for this project is already included in the national budget.
The announcement coincides with celebrations marking Eid al-Fitr – the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
The $10 million museum will be the first Australian museum dedicated to Islamic art when it opens to the public next year. Australia is a vibrant and successful multicultural nation and this funding will ensure the wider Australian community can learn about the rich history of the Muslim faith. HERE:
The Jewish Museum of Australia, which has been involved in the development of the Islamic Museum, welcomed the government support. The Jewish Community Council of Victoria’s president Nina Bassat told J-Wire: “The Islamic Museum of Australia is an important development for the Islamic community. Much thought and care has gone into the project, including consultation with the Jewish Museum of Australia, which it is using as a model. The Islamic Museum will add to the cultural life not only of the Islamic community, but to the celebration of multicultural art for the whole of Victoria.
Recently the JCCV, under the Presidency of Nina Basset, joined the Islamic Council of Victoria. The ICV, the organisation which supports all the anti-Israel, anti-Zionist activities in Victoria , joined with the JCCV in an attempt to silence Geert Wilders, a visiting Dutch MP visiting Australia to speak about Europe’s failed Multiculturalism.
Wilders is one of the most outspoken pro-Israel, pro-Zionist MPs in Europe . Basset’s JCCV, part of the JMCA, did not like the idea of Wilders coming to Australia to enlighten us on how Multiculturalism is failing miserably in Holland and other parts of Europe and mainly because of Muslims failing to integrate like other minorities.
The JCCV issued the statement as a member organisation of the Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia.
The statement, issued on February 14, reads: “JCMA, founded in 2003, is committed to the promotion of understanding, mutual respect and peaceful relations among members of our faith communities. We are unswerving in our support for the democratic values that underpin such relations in Australia and in other democratic countries. These values include the defence of individual human rights, freedom of religion and freedom of worship.
In light of the forthcoming visit of the Dutch MP Mr. Geert Wilders, and as a result of some of his previous rhetoric, we are concerned that the visit of Mr. Wilders will be used to introduce overseas hatreds into the local community.
These hatreds have no place in Australia.
Australia is proud of its multicultural society, wherein people from over 150 countries and many faiths live together in harmony. As a civil society, we are served when we see diversity as a strength not a liability.
In a spirit of dialogue we invite Mr. Wilders to meet with a small representative group from JCMA. We hope he will be open to hearing all that is good, true and beautiful about our life together in Australia.” HERE:
A short while later the Islamic Council of Victoria were promoting on their website a forthcoming ‘Australian Islamic Peace Conference’
It became knowledge and published in the media, that some extremist hate mongering, antisemitic Islamic clerics were invited.
I approached Ms Basset of the JCCV to ask she and her Islamic Council Partners would be coming out ‘’publicly’’ in a similar joint statement, as they did with Geert Wilders, to publicly condemn Islamic hate mongering and/or antisemitic clerics.
One would think this was not an unreasonable request if both communities respected each other ? I was informed the Islamic Council of Victoria would never agree to it.
In another ‘’noddyland” moment at the JCCV a previous President offered our Jewish security services ‘CSG’ to help train the Muslim Community in security.
I remember asking who exactly are the Muslim Community afraid of that they needed security: Extremist religious Jews ?
I would like to ask Ms Basset along with other Jewish Leaders and representatives who are so eager to work with the Islamic Council, what exactly has the ICV ever done for the Jewish community? Have they ever gone out to bat for Jewish issues?
Is the Islamic Council subsidising the tens of millions of dollars spent each year in security costs due to extremists within their own community.?
Another left leaning Jewish organization the ADC which also went in to partnership with the Islamic Council of Victoria trying to silence the visiting Pro- Israel European MP joined the Muslim community against local St Kilda Jewish residents supporting their Islamic center in Alma Road.
Why is it the Jews are always the givers and never expect to receive anything from the Muslim community?