IQNA

13:43 - March 17, 2019
News ID: 3468157
TEHRAN (IQNA) – A man allegedly rammed his car into a mosque south of Brisbane, Australia’s Queensland, less than a day after terror attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

 

A 23-year-old Browns Plains man had been suspended from driving after allegedly returning a positive roadside drug test in Stockleigh Saturday, 9news.com.au website reported.

Police allege he went back to his car after being released from custody, and rammed it into the closed front gates of the Baitul Masroor Mosque.

It's alleged he shouted profanities at people inside before driving home where he was arrested.

The man has been charged with one count each of willful damage, committing public nuisance and driving a motor vehicle whilst suspended.

It comes ahead of an expected prayer service to honor the victims and lives lost in the New Zealand terror attack.

The Islamic Council of Queensland and the Council of Imams Queensland have invited Muslims and non-Muslims to join them Sunday at the Islamic College of Brisbane.

Vigils and prayer services are being held across Australia today, as authorities confirm they are keeping an eye on known white extremists in the aftermath of the Christchurch massacre.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his family gathered at a Coptic church in southern Sydney this morning to pray with the Arabic community.

Morrison will later join politicians and religious figures including the Grand Mufti of Australia at St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney for an interfaith prayer for the 50 dead, dozens injured, their families and communities.

 

 

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