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If you happen to live in the Melbourne suburb of St Kilda East, you're in for a surprise. Sharia is steadily infiltrating the area, as Alma Road Community House is now a venue for Friday Islamic prayers.

Victoria is famous for its Neighbourhood (Community) Houses and Learning Centres, which are 'local organisations that provide social, educational and recreational activities for their communities in a welcoming supportive environment', allowing 'opportunities for people's participation and learning' (reference)

It is difficult to know where an Islamic prayer group which endorses Sharia law fits into this, especially as the prayer group takes up the whole space, thereby preluding its use by others during this time. The group is described as "an Islamic Centre" on the website.


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