Alleged letter campaign against Gungahlin mosque
A group opposed to the construction of a mosque in Gungahlin allegedly gave residents a detailed document instructing them how to successfully lodge objections to the proposed plans.
The seven sample letters were allegedly given to 30 Canberra residents during a closed-door meeting last Sunday by a group called the Concerned Citizens of Canberra.
They list various reasons why residents are opposed to a mosque in the area and tell people how to keep their name secret when lodging an objection letter to the ACT Planning and Land Authority.
The example letter designed for someone disappointed at the lack of consultation on the proposed development at The Valley Avenue says ''there is something different about mosques'' and ''mosques often result in hostility to non-Muslims in surrounding areas''.