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BENDIGO BANK BACKS NEW MOSQUE

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BENDIGO BANK BACKS NEW MOSQUE


Bendigo Bank has closed The Concerned Citizens Fund’s bank account citing the group’s aims as, “…. not in keeping with the Bank’s values of diversity and inclusiveness”.

The group was maintaining the bank account to finance its objections to a $3 million mosque project planned for Rowena Street, Bendigo.

According to the 2011 census, Bendigo includes Castlemaine, Heathcote, Pyramid Hill and Kyneton.and supports only 263 Islamic residents within that area.

The Bendigo Concerned Citizens Group at last count had just under 5,000 supporters and its base was exponentially increasing.

Heads are likely to roll at the Bendigo Bank which has buckled to Islamic demands that the Concerned Citizens’ bank account be closed or financing for the planned mosque, along with private accounts, will be taken elsewhere.

But the loss of less than 100 Islamic accounts will pale in significance when compared to the loss of angry…

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