‘Space to rage’: Victoria’s Islamic leaders call for taxpayer-funded refuges where youths can vent without becoming surveillance targets

‘Space to rage’: Victoria’s Islamic leaders call for taxpayer-funded refuges where youths can vent without becoming surveillance targets, by John Masanauskas.

The Herald Sun revealed today that the Islamic Council of Victoria wants young Muslims to have access to taxpayer-funded “safe spaces” in which they can make “inflammatory” comments.

In a highly controversial submission to a parliamentary inquiry into freedom of religion, the Islamic Council of Victoria is demanding that funding for federal counter-terrorism and anti-extremism programs be diverted to create the refuges.

Premier Daniel Andrews slammed the Council’s call as “wrong”, saying the places would be a “hate space”. “There is no safe way to rail against the West,” he said. “It is wrong, it is not going to receive any state funding.

Trying it on! Even Victoria’s “safe-schools” Premier said no.

hat-tip Stephen Neil