The city of Camden in Australia rejected the application to build a Muslim school on “planning grounds” and insisted there was no prejudice intended. Former Sydney Lord Mayor said the rejection was strictly an example of prejudice.
“There’s a vocal group of local residents who are very opposed to this school because of the religious beliefs of the Australian citizens who want to establish the school. That’s not the Australian way and it’s not the Australian law, insisted Jeremy Bingham.” The Council had claimed lack of access to good transportation as the basis for their decision, but most experts note there are many schools in rural areas.
Cardinal George Pell, when asked about the situation responded: “We believe in religious schols. We don’t necessary believe they should be here or there or any other place, but we certainly believe in religious schools.” That is what is termed a ringing support of religious freedom!