The Christian church turned into an Islamic mosque after the Muslim group bought the property for $ 3.4 million
- A former Gold Coast church has been turned into an Islamic prayer house
- The building has been the home of the Metro Church for years, but it has moved
- Real estate was purchased for $ 3.4 million and new owners have cleaned it up
A building that was once a Christian church in a street in a suburb has been transformed into an Islamic mosque.
The property on Ridgeway Ave on Gold Coast had been the place of worship for the Metro Church until it was sold for $ 3.4 million in April this year.
Neighbors have welcomed the change, and many call it a step in the right direction for the community.
The property on Ridgeway Ave on the Gold Coast was the place of worship for the Metro Church until it was sold for $ 3.4 million in April this year
Gold Coast Islamic Society president Hussin Goss told it Gold Coast Bulletin the group moved earlier this month.
He said it would be a much smaller scale than the Arundel mosque.
& # 39; It will be a small kind of back garden, & # 39; he said.
The Metro Church has since moved to Robina, where it has secured a larger site.
The move comes five years after a controversy arose when plans for a mosque on the Currumbin Waters industrial estate were submitted.
Objections to & # 39; social unrest & # 39; originated by having a mosque next to a school and more noise. There were also objections to objections to the Islamic faith.
It also led to a fiery demonstration in Evandale before the plans were approved by the council in September 2014. However, a week later it was destroyed.
Gold Coast Islamic Society president Hussin Gosssaid, the group moved earlier this month
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