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It was just supposed to make the Sunshine Coast a better place but an open forum between both sides of the Maroochydore mosque debate had to be cancelled because of safety concerns.

Organiser Pam Danson hoped the meeting at Nambour Community Centre would lead to greater dialogue between people on either side of the mosque debate.

"I wanted to get people face to face so they could speak their piece, hear from the other side and learn something about each other," she said. "It's polarised at the moment. We run that risk of not seeing each other's humanity."


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