aerial view of bondi beach

Jews must not pay for jihadism

The decision by Waverley Council, in Sydney’s east, and backed by the NSW Land and Environment Court to ban the building of a new synagogue in Bondi, near Australia’s most famous beach, on the grounds it could be a terrorist target, is unconscionable. By running up the white flag to the prospect of Islamist extremism, the council is stifling the right to religious freedom of the peaceful, law-abiding Australian Jewish community.

In contrast with various hotbeds of Islamic radicalism in Australia, there has never been a shred of suspicion of any plots in Jewish ranks to inpinge on the rights of other Australians.


Read the full editorial at The Australian.