Nov 25 2015
VIRGINIA: Shoving plans for a new mosque in the face of your neighbors in the wake of the Paris Islamic terrorist attacks is the height of arrogance
But this is what Muslim supremacists do. One opponent stands up and says what most people are thinking but don’t have the guts to say: “Nobody wants your evil cult. Every one of you are terrorists. I don’t care what you say. I don’t care what you think.”
LA Times The zoning meeting, in a community room packed beyond capacity, was intended to focus on traffic, lighting and parking impacts from a proposed building. But the building in question was a new mosque. One man pledged to do everything in his power to block the mosque, jabbing his finger toward one of the mosque’s trustees, a civil engineer leading the presentation.
Many groaned. But there was a lot more applause — and enough other comments like it — to shut down the meeting under orders of a sheriff’s deputy, and to shock the small Muslim community near historic Fredericksburg.
The incident over the mosque near Fredericksburg was striking in its bluntness. Samer Shalaby, the engineer and trustee for the Islamic Center of Fredericksburg who bore the brunt of the negative comments, said he was saddened by the number of people who came to applaud the hateful comments. “I was kind of stunned,” he said.
Around town, it was not hard over the course of an afternoon to find residents who are suspicious of their Muslim neighbors. “Why don’t they stay in their own country and work [to create] change?” said Henry Weber, standing outside a doughnut shop near downtown Fredericksburg. “It seems more to me like it is a cult.”
Donald Heflin, a roofing contractor, said an expanded mosque would hurt the community. “It’s causing problems everywhere else, isn’t it?”
“Racist” rant (below) they call it? What ‘race’ is Islam?