Planning application at 31A Glenhaven Road, Glenhaven NSW 2156
Sept. 11, 2017, 7:44 a.m.
Having migrated to Australia 16 years ago from the largest muslim country in the world, my family and I are very well aware how loud, annoying and disturbing the prayer calls from the mosque are, especially during their Friday prayers and religious celebrations/ events, it will go on forever!! We were often awaken from our sleep at 3 in the morning from the dawn adzan call blaring over the PA and coming home from work trying to unwind after a long tiring day only to be bothered by the loud screeching prayer from the mosque, it was very irritating and frustrating. They will take great offense at any request of stopping their prayer calls over the PA and treated it as sign of provocation & disrespect to their religion! That was one of the reasons we have migrated to Australia. If you are ever within a 300 meter radius from any mosque in the Eastern/ Western suburbs on a Friday afternoon, you will understand what I mean. Not only noise pollution will be an issue, but also the traffic congestion and parking chaos will definitely ensue and create great inconvenience around the neighbourhood! Once a permit for building a mosque is given, other mosque-building requests will follow not long after and before you know it there will be mosques all over the Hills Shire and it will continue to grow all over Sydney and across the country! We also should consider the potential security threat this may bring to our neighbourhood in light of the many terror attacks that have been happening all around the world over the years, where radical/ fanatical point-of-views and indoctrination have been sermonised in some mosques.