NEW JERSEY: A mosque by any other name is still a potential terrorist indoctrination center

You can dress it up to look like a private residence, but a mosque in the neighborhood depreciates home values because a significant number of people will not purchase a house that is near one.

Current residential home

Current Liberty Center residential home Muslims want

My Central New Jersey  The lawyer for a Somerset County Islamic organization believes that the township Planning Board is discriminating against his clients for wanting to build a mosque in the Liberty Corner section of Bernards.

When a local Islamic organization hired Bernardsville architect Daniel Lincoln to design a new mosque, he set out to create a building that would serve its purpose as a house of worship and fit into the colonial and bucolic character of this township’s Liberty Corner. He’s proud of the result. The 4,252-square-foot building with white siding and a gray roof could be mistaken for a large home. Remove the crescents, and the two 35-foot minarets could pass for chimneys.

Proposed mosque that would replace the home. Notice the two towering minarets that shout out 'BEWARE! Muslims on board'

Proposed mosque that would replace the home. Notice the two towering minarets that shout out ‘BEWARE! Sharia has entered the community”

But many of the people who would be neighbors of this mosque aren’t as appreciative. “When they look at this building, all they see are the letters M-O-S-Q-U-E,” said Lincoln, who also is president of the Historical Society of the Somerset Hills.

The Islamic Society of Basking Ridge, which purchased the 4.3-acre property at 124 Church St. in late 2011 for $750,000, is not the first Muslim group to run into resistance trying to build a mosque.

In 2011, the Al Falah Center of Somerset County, bought the former Redwood Inn restaurant in Bridgewater to build its own mosque. As in Bernards, a mosque was a permitted use in that township’s land-use laws. But months later the Township Council changed its zoning laws in an effort to stymie the proposal. That case is now part of a continuing lawsuit in federal court.

And we know exactly who the winners and losers of this ‘investigation’ will be. All we don’t know is how badly the Obama Regime thugs will punish this town for defying the Muslim conquest

And we know exactly who the winners and losers of this lawsuit will be. All we don’t know is how badly the Obama Regime thugs will punish this town for defying the Muslim conquest

The resistance the Muslim groups meet before local land-use boards is not new, nor is it just a local concern, several religious leaders said. “There is always resistance to any mosque. That’s why Muslim groups spend a lot of time when they look for a mosque to find a project that can’t be turned down based on the law,” said Yaser ElMenshawy, head of the Islamic Center of Hunterdon County in Flemington.

ElMenshawy said that there is usually less resistance in “more urban areas where there is lots of diversity,” such Jersey City, Paterson or Newark. (Heavily populated with Blacks, many of whom are Muslims living on welfare)

More than 3,200 Muslims lived in Somerset County in 2010, according to the Association of Religion Data Archives and the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Ten years earlier, there were just less than 1,900. In Morris County, the number rose from 2,100 to about 4,500 in that same decade. (The majority imported since Obama took office)

Gov. Chris 'Dhimmi' Christie has a soft spot for Muslim terrorist supporters. He even appointed one to the high court.

Gov. Chris ‘Dhimmi’ Christie has a soft spot for Muslim terrorist supporters. He even appointed one to the high court.

There is no indication that the opposition to the mosque in Bernards is based on anti-Muslim bias or prejudice. (That only means they are getting good at disguising it)  In fact, all the questioning by and comments from neighbors opposed to the project have focused on attendance estimates, parking, traffic and questions over historic districts.

In Bridgewater, too, opposition to the Al Falah Center proposal centered on traffic concerns for Mountain Top Road. But lawyers for the center said “anti-Muslim prejudice” that appeared on the internet belied the true intentions of opponents, which included the Somerset County Tea Party, a group that tried to link Al Falah to terrorism. new-jersey-angry-residents-want-to-stop-the-mosque

ElMenshawy said he doesn’t buy it when opponents claim their concern is parking or traffic. “There is no doubt it’s because it’s a mosque,” he said. “It’s part of the terrain nowadays.” (That’s right! Nobody wants to live near potential terrorists)


Khurrum Ali, civil rights director for the state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, said there is little Muslim leaders can do about that.(HAH! So say Litigation jihadists from CAIR as they are preparing to file lawsuits if the project goes south) “We can try to educate those individuals that there is nothing to fear and we can try to educate them about Islam,” he said. (Oh here we go, CAIR is going to miseducate people with the whitewashed version of Islam)

As in the Bridgewater case, the Bernards mosque proposal also has attracted those who fear that house of worship for Muslims would attract terrorists. Local blogs and news websites also are rife with comments slamming Islam. The Sept. 6 comment from a user identified as “Jawce” is typical of other messages on the Basking Ridge Patch website: “When radical Islam realized they couldn’t win by turning planes into missiles, they are now choosing the way of INFILTRATING our country … you are really naive to think this is not their mission.”


One of the most vocal opponents of the Bernards project is Lori Caratzola, a Minuteman Court resident who lives nearly 2.3 miles away from the proposed mosque property. During the public portions of the Planning Board meetings, Caratzola keeps it technical, shooting off questions about attendance estimates and parking. But on the Internet, there is no question she dislikes Islam. (But if she used the truth about Islam as her reasons for rejecting the mosque, legitimate though it would be, she would be called a bigot for having views which are not politically correct. So people in her position are forced to find technical reasons. If it was the KKK, she could object because of their ideology, but because it is Islam, she cannot, even though their ideologies are quite similar)

On a profile she maintains at a social networking site called, her only listed “friend” is Eric Allen Bell, a filmmaker who compared the prophet Muhammad to a rapist during an interview with Fox News last summer. (Eric Allen Bell is my friend, too)

Caratzola is listed on the American Public Policy Alliance’s website as a New Jersey community leader for “American Laws for American Courts,” a public policy proposal designed to ban Sharia, or Islamic law, in the U.S. (And she should be applauded for her efforts here) The (terror-linked) Council on American-Islamic Relations calls campaigns against Sharia “a cover for anti-Muslim bias” and federal courts have struck down Sharia bans as unconstitutional.

Sharia has already infiltrated New Jersey

Sharia has already infiltrated New Jersey

Meanwhile, Caratzola, who could not be reached for comment last week, recently chided Rep. Leonard Lance, R-N.J., on his Facebook page for being “weak” with “regard to the threat of Islam.” (It’s about time somebody called him out on this)

Caratzola is not a member of Bernards Township Citizens for Responsible Development, a nonprofit group of homeowners opposing the application. “We are all about making sure that the nature of the Liberty Corner community is preserved in adherence to the land-use policies,” he said, adding that the issue of religion is “completely irrelevant.”  “Our aim is simply to preserve the quiet character of our residential neighborhoods and prevent the intrusion of intensive non-residential uses.”

Al Falah’s lawsuit claims Bridgewater violated the federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. The summary of the 2000 law notes that often in land-use cases involving minority houses of worship “discrimination lurks behind such vague if applicable reasons as traffic, aesthetics or ‘not consistent with the city’s land use plan.’ ” Al Falah proposed converting a former banquet hall into a 14,567 square-foot mosque on 7.64 acres. The existing 230-car parking lot would be reduced to accommodate just 169.


Within days of Al Falah’s application to the Planning Board in January 2011, officials began meeting behind closed doors to change the township’s zoning laws to only allow new religious buildings on major roadways. The ordinance was adopted weeks before a new state law would have blocked retroactive zoning changes.

The 2½ story Bernards mosque would replace an existing home of about the same size. The mosque would be 72 feet wide, while the existing home is 108 feet wide. Nearby homes are 73 to 100 feet wide, Lincoln, the architect, testified last week. The proposed mosque’s prayer hall would accommodate no more than 142 worshipers (for now)


During a hearing on the proposal Tuesday evening, mosque attorney Vincent T. Bisogno suggested that the Planning Board may be discriminating against his client after the board doubled the parking requirement for the proposal from 50 to 110. “I’m not seeing any unfairness or inequity,” Planning Board Chairwoman Carol Bianchi said. “We are just trying to get through the testimony to make a good decision.”

Islamic Society of Basking Ridge President Ali Chaudry, a former mayor of the township, declined to discuss the case. “We just want to get this through the Planning Board,” he said Tuesday after the hearing.



28 comments on “NEW JERSEY: A mosque by any other name is still a potential terrorist indoctrination center

    • You really need to change the name of that site. It’s a great idea, but a misleading title that will turn off a lot of potential readers. When you have to explain your name, it isn’t working. I’m an advertising creative director by profession.

  1. Islam is at the insertion stage in the U.S. where all is polite and cordial. When Mozzies reach 10% of the U.S. population, there will be car burnings in most cities every week, increased rape stats and other crimes will increase as well. The demand for superior rights will increase and the irritation of Mozzies will be unquenchable. We have to keep spreading the bad news about Islam even if people don’t want to hear it.

  2. I love the fact the mohommedists think they can retreat into their mosques and scream for safety when threatened. It keeps them in one place, so they can be taken out, all at one time along with the mosque, when the war begins.

  3. Hello, Again –

    I am indeed, she. Now, this makes sense. I am familiar with your website, and that was why I was so puzzled as to why you would describe me as the article does – and publish my address!

    There is a woman named Yulia Goggi, whom I have had a falling out with, who has a reporter friend at NJ Central. com. It makes perfect sense that (well, only because she is a Ron Paul nut) she is the one who has lashed out at me in this fashion.

    I apologize for what seemed like a criticism of you – but I wonder if you could make it more clear that those are the sentiments of the njcentral writer – I’d also like to see the name of that person published – and maybe his address, too.

    • LC, Ok, I will add some red comments in support of you, although my readers already know I do. Might I suggest writing to that news outlet about getting the name of the writer. Let me know what they say if you do.

      Also, if you are involved in these activities, I would be happy to post about them from your point of view. You can contact me at

      • Thank you! At this point, I will just say that it has been obvious the ISBR has not been forthcoming about projected attendance at the proposed mosque, for the purpose of minimizing the off street parking they would need to provide. Many discrepancies in their testimony have been noted throughout the hearings. It is very clear that the ISBR intends to sue if their project is denied, and it seems that this article is but one way they are planting the idea of discrimination. I might add that over the past 20 years, several other religious denominations have been turned away from Liberty Corner because of traffic issues – among them a Presbyterian church, a Christian Fellowship Church, and a Hindu temple. Thank you for your support.

        • LC, OMG! that is probably your best defense because there is a precedent from other religious groups being turned down for the same reasons. They can sue, but in light of this information, I think any decent judge will throw the case out.

      • I would not want that traffic in my residential neighborhood with kids playing on the street! They should go to non-residential area and set up the mosque.

  4. Founder of Islam, Mohammad: WAR IS DECEPTION.

    CAIR: “We can try to educate those individuals that there is nothing to fear and we can try to educate them about Islam,”

    Founder of Islam, Mohammed: “I have been made victorious with terror”, “Wage war on the infidel and kill them until Islam is dominant” (Koran 8:39)

    Abu Baseer in London: “One of the goals of immigration is the revival of the duty of jihad and enforcement of power over the infidels. Immigration and jihad go together.”

    One day, millions of men will leave the Southern Hemisphere to go to the Northern Hemisphere. And they will not go there as friends. Because they will go there to conquer it. And they will conquer it with their sons. The wombs of our women will give us victory.”
    – Houari (Mohamed) Boumedienne, President of Algeria, 1965 – 1978, in a 1974 speech at the UN

    Koran 9:5 “Kill Jews and Christians wherever you find them”.

  5. Being of the Garden State, I think once people learn their intentions… NJ will eat the muzzies alive; this is a state where the weak are “killed and eaten”. Figuratively, of course, but it’s not a place for wimps.

  6. Now, here’s what I’m talking about:

    This German website is in Wiki format for people to post incidents of Islamization in Germany, with the names of the individuals responsible. This site is designed for the future posterity, when these leftards are removed from office and tried for crimes against humanity in their blatant genocide campaign against the German people.

    We need to do this in all countries, including and especially the U.S.

    All politicians and public officials, as well as journalists, who aid and abet the Islamization of any country should be included.

  7. I would like to know why you chose to publish my address and have treated me harshly in this article: “Caratzola is listed on the American Public Policy Alliance’s website as a New Jersey community leader for “American Laws for American Courts,” a public policy proposal designed to ban Sharia, or Islamic law, in the U.S. The nonprofit Council on American-Islamic Relations calls campaigns against Sharia “a cover for anti-Muslim bias” and federal courts have struck down Sharia bans as unconstitutional.”

    All of a sudden, you are quoting CAIR as an authority? If I am against Sharia being considered in our courts, I am “biased against Muslims?” I merely clicked “like” on a Facebook page for APPA – and now I am a community leader? Great – maybe I’ll run for president. Why don’t you mention that Ali Chaudry “likes” Keith Ellison on FB? Or, CAIR, NJ? Or, “Shariah Compliant Global Finance.” For the record – I am not biased against Muslims – I have great empathy for Muslim women and girls who are subjected to the cruelties of Islamic theocracy.

    Exactly what is going on here? A site whose motto is “It’s Not Islamophobia When They Really are Trying to Kill You,” does a trash piece on an opponent of a mosque. Smells fishy to me.

    My questions are not rhetorical – I’d like answers.

    • LC, if, in fact, you are the Caratzola mentioned in the article, it is the writer of the news article that included that information, not me. Apparently you are clueless to the fact that all of us on this site are totally on your side and against this mosque and every other mosque. If you look in the sidebar here, you’ll see a Category called CAIR Nazis which will show you exactly whose side we are on.

      If you have a problem with the content of the article, I suggest you contact the publication that published it:

      The headline of my post alone, should make it perfectly clear whose side we are on here, not to mention the comments in red throughout the post.

      I find it hard to believe you would question the motives of this site if you had spent more than 2 minutes on it. This site is one of the leading anti-Islam websites in America. Just ask CAIR who had it taken down twice last year.

  8. What is encouraging here is that these sleazebag would-be conquerors are being compelled to change the style of their vile cult indoctrination centers. If we keep pushing back, they’ll have to change their vile cult as well, watering it down to where it resembles not the Islam we love to hate.

    We can only hope. But pushing back is necessary – and it is obviously working to some extent.

    As to the baloney about sharia banking being very different than regular banking, if I understand correctly, the fees are equivalent to interest, so it’s just another load of deceptive hogwash.

    What these deceitful arselifers never talk about is that their sharia banking is financing the global civilization jihad, as always, by funding “Islamic values.”

    Time to keep turning the screws on all politicians soft on this cult of woman-haters.

  9. a related post and a call not only to stop a devil mosque but ideas on how to prevent the first one in the state Ruhul is one of the oldest members of the Muslim community in Montana. He is a professor in Mechanical Engineering at Montana State University.
    According to him, there isn’t a single mosque in the entire state of Montana. Not one. It’s one of the only states in the entire country that doesn’t have a mosque.

    I ask him where he prays taraweeh, the Ramadan night prayer.

    “The university [Montana State] has given us a prayer room and another space for taraweeh prayers.”

    Ruhul likes it in Bozeman, that’s why he’s been here for over 20 years with his two daughters and wife. He’s leading the push to help build the first mosque in the state. But it’s hard to, he says, because most of the Muslims here are transient. They come to the area to attend school at Montana State University but end up leaving after graduation. Ruhul says that makes it hard to build a mosque because there isn’t a longstanding Muslim community here. But once you build a mosque, a community will slowly begin to form around it. !! that last sentence is the ketch 22 for us in MT

    • Muslims don’t stay in Montana? Good! Time to move to Montana!

      Perhaps they’re uncomfortable in the cold. If we keep blocks of ice around, will they act as Muslim-repellants?

      Pigs, dogs, ice – what else can we use? Garlic? A cross – yes, that will work too.

  10. Islamic terrorist groups know much more about our laws that we do. All they do when their numbers are adequate is to elect one of their own to represent them and then they want “change”…just like another Muslim we all know

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