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AUSTRALIAN STUDY: Mosques Impact Local Communities


We have gone to our Council’s Planning Departments with our concerns to no avail. Even our Courts have asked for the Social Impact studies that relate specifically to Australia. Now we can go to them both with the evidence that our concerns about Mosques in Australia are warranted. Finally a detailed non-political study has been done by a recognised academic on the effects of Mosques in Australia. The Study is called “A General Social Impact Assessment of Mosques in Australian Neighbourhoods.” by Dr Frank Salter, BA (Hons), M Phil, Ph D.

In this Paper, Salter investigated the social impact of Muslims and Mosques on Australian communities. He had two proposals he wanted to explore. That:

  1. People who defined themselves by their religion create a loss of trust and social cohesion.
  2. Muslims cause additional negative social impacts.

Seven studies conducted between 2006 and 2013 showed that Muslims outweighed all other religious followers in creating distrust. When focussing on Muslims in particular Salter found in areas of large Muslim populations, the disapproval rate for Muslims is five times than the disapproval rate for Buddhists (in every survey since 2010). The disapproval rate towards the religion Islam was even stronger.

Other studies included in this report highlighted disapproval rates of 44 per cent against Muslims to 70 per cent against the influence of Islam

The Study also found:

1 Terrorism is the most high profile impact of Muslims. Islamic communities are the major source of terror directed at the West.

2. Muslims are imprisoned three times their proportion of population.

3. Muslim unemployment rate and public dependency rate is two to three times the Australian averages.

4. Lack of affiliation (loyalty to a country by military volunteering)— Five times more Muslims volunteered for jihad forces in the Middle East than are presently serving in the Australian Armed Forces.

5. Muslims are a major contributor to terrorism and organised crime but note that it is low for Indonesian Muslims (5.9%) compared very high for Middle Eastern in particular those from Lebanon.

6. Muslims anti social behaviour includes anti white assaults and “hyper-masculine and misogynistic culture among young men.

7. Muslims have negative social impacts on neighbourhoods

8. Muslims weakens community identity and cohesion.

9. Muslims reduce trust and sense of public safety.

10. Islamic populations and mosques increase the risk of organised crime and terrorism for generations.

11. Muslims and Mosques create a large loss of amenity to local residents

12. As Muslim numbers grow an area become less liveable for non-Muslims.

13. Mosques contribute to the breakdown in the social fabric of existing communities by attracting more Muslims and by reproducing Islamic doctrines and identity which maintain the negative behaviour.

14. Muslims are slow to assimilate because they marry within their group. (Islam forbids Muslim women to marry outside of Islam)

15. Diverse communities with a majority of Muslims are most dysfunctional and have the highest crime rate. They also have the least amount of volunteering—volunteering being an indicator of cultural cohesion.

The implications for policy that come out of this report recommends (1) that social impact studies should accompany any planning application to build mosques and that (2) Councils need to be empowered to preserve the cultural and religious identities of their communities.

The Study was also very damning of previous social impact reports done by Australian left wing academics who only looked at the social impacts from the Muslim perspective and not the negative effect a mosque would have on the broader Australian community.  Salter recommended that politics needs to be removed from these kinds of Social Impact studies as this would allow planning groups to make better decisions for their communities.

People often use religion and its community as a stepping stone to assimilation in a new country. But in the case of Islam, the control of Mosques and Islamic doctrine made assimilation almost impossible for Muslim migrants—and slow down assimilation into local populations.

Salter finishes this detailed study by underscoring that the social impact of Islam is essentially “a clash of civilisations”.

His website is called


NOTE: This is an important study because it is perhaps the first social impact study done without a left wing multicultural bias. It proves the social cost of Muslims coming into our community. There will be an increase in rape and violent crime. There will be an increase in assaults, harassment that are anti-white and demeaning of women in its nature. There will only be limited assimilation. There will be an increase in terror. The quality of life will decrease for non-Muslims. There will be “white flight” and a lowering of house prices. Mosques will attract more of the same anti-social behaviour as they build up more Muslims in the community surrounding a mosque (2 percent of Muslims in the general population but 11% around a mosque). Mosques are the stronghold for a clash of Civilisations that will be felt for generations. Councils need to consider this impact before approving any mosques in their community.

Follow this link to Download the Report:


mosque report


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