'Open Mosque Days' to help community understand Islam
QUEENSLAND'S Islamic community will announce an annual Queensland Mosque Day from 2015 to encourage people to learn about the Muslim faith, rather than seeing it through the biased eyes of terrorists.
Mosques in Logan and Holland Park will hold an open session on Friday between 3pm and 4pm, as Brisbane's Islamic community works to quell fears about their religion in the wake of the terror allegations.
Ali Kadri, a spokesman for the Holland Park and Logan Islamic communities said he would announce plans on Friday to make the open sessions a Queensland-wide event from next year.
There are now 37,000 Queenslanders following the Islamic faith, Mr Kadri said.
"We want to hold Queensland Mosque Day and it will be one day when people can come all day, on one day from next year. There will be food and information sessions," he said.