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A who's who of Toowoomba's religious and political leadership will be present when the city's first mosque is opened on March 30.

Guest speakers will include Member for Groom Ian Macfarlane, Catholic Bishop of Toowoomba Robert McGuckin, Queensland Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry John McVeigh, President of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils Hafez Kassem, Professor Ken Udas representing USQ Vice-Chancellor Professor Jan Thomas, and Councillor Ros Scotney representing the Toowoomba Regional Council Mayor Paul Antonio.

The opening will coincide with the inaugural Toowoomba International Food Festival with food from Australia, Bangladesh, Bosnia, Malaysia, Middle East, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan and Turkey on the menu.


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