Updated: Aug 1, 2019
By KIM VUGA
JULY 29, 2019
Daniel Andrews took part in a sod-turning ceremony at the site where the Bendigo Mosque will be built.
Bendigo held the largest patriot protest rally of its kind in August 2015 with more than 1500 people who travelled from all over Australia to participate in the rally to show fellow Australians their support in standing against the Mosque.
The town of Bendigo is bracing now if it isn’t already, bracing itself for the influx of an already growing Muslim community with no doubt many Muslim families in other states now thinking of moving to Bendigo to set up shop and claim the town as their own. Of course, we know how that works out for the many of us who have already witnessed the devastating effects observable right now in the UK.
There are many towns in the UK that once had a sense of itself, an identity, these towns and cities are now completely Islamised. In a place in Yorkshire a town called Saville was a town just like Bendigo. The 2011 census showed there was only 48 people out of 4033 residents that were white British citizens, the rest identified as Muslim.
Daniel Andrews commended the Muslim community in his speech on Friday, when he told the Muslim community that their fantastic demonstration showed that diversity is our greatest strength.
He thanked the audience that was made up of Bendigo councillors, the Muslim community and police for their passion and their commitment for reaching this point and said there will be many other mosques built in the future, each of them will be a celebration of diversity that set us apart.
“In Bendigo and every other part of Victoria right across the state we don’t tolerate diversity, we celebrate diversity. We are stronger for the fact that we come from many different parts of the world, we are safer, we are united, more interesting, more profitable, more prosperous because we come from so many different perspectives and different backgrounds with cultural and faith-based traditions. It is who we are,” Daniel Andrews said.