Jul 26 2010
Leftie media loons are calling the planned protests against a proposed mega mosque in Temecula, CA, “a new tolerance for intolerance,” when in fact, it is the lefties who are tolerating a radically intolerant (Islamic) belief system that is incompatible with the freedoms guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.
The proposed Mosque would be approximately 25,000 sq ft. and have the minaret towers to blast their calls to prayer five times a day starting at 4:15 AM and ending at 9:15 PM. next-time-a-muslim-tells-you-islam-is-a-religion-of-peace-show-him-this-video
As the Islamic Center of Temecula Valley moves ahead with plans to build on a four-acre plot of vacant land near Temecula’s gentle hills and invading housing developments, plans for the new mosque have stirred hostility in this mostly conservative community in southwest Riverside County.
Along with increased traffic and noise, opponents fear the mosque would clash with Temecula’s rural atmosphere and, they say, possibly turn the community of 105,000 into a haven for Islamic extremists.
The pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, just across a cul-de-sac from the site of the mosque, said the two religions “mix like oil and water” and predicted a “confrontational atmosphere” if the project moves forward. “The Islamic foothold is not strong here, and we really don’t want to see their influence spread,” said Pastor Bill Rench.
“There is a concern with all the rumors you hear about sleeper cells and all that. Are we supposed to be complacent just because these people say it’s a religion of peace? Many others have said the same thing,” he said.
Leaders of the Islamic center were surprised by the level of criticism, especially from a few religious groups, saying their current makeshift mosque and Islamic community center have been in town for more than a decade and members always have felt welcome. “All of a sudden our neighbors wake up and they’re opposed to us building the Islamic center there, the mosque.” (Not all of a sudden, just since 9/11)
The design of the 24,943-square-foot mosque and center reflect a Mediterranean design seen in many Temecula neighborhoods, though the building will have traditional domes topped with crescent moons. The facility will be built in two stages, with the first limited to a 4,100-square-foot mosque to serve about 150 Muslim families living in Temecula, Murrieta and surrounding communities, Harmoush said. (Why do just 150 families need a 25,000 sq. ft. mosque?)
The proposal is expected to go before the Temecula Planning Commission in August, and city officials are reviewing the expected effect of the mosque on neighborhood traffic and noise levels and any other environmental concerns.
A petition opposing the new mosque is being circulated by a group called Concerned Community Citizens, and other politically active volunteers have started organizing a campaign against the facility.
Karen Fesini, who belongs to a Republican women’s group in the Temecula and Murrieta area, said she’s been making calls to warn her friends about the project. “They say they’re not radicals, but how do we know?”‘ said Fesini, 68.
“Right now we’re at war with the Taliban and the Muslims and our boys are over there fighting and dying for our freedom. What would it be like if they come home and found out we just let them in the front door?” LA TIMES