Proposed US Mosque faces discriminating opposition
Muslim groups in the US have met with unpredictably intense opposition to their plan for opening mosques in the lower Manhattan , district in Brooklyn and lately in an empty convent on
Excuses such as traffic and parking concerns have been cited however further probing have revealed that objections centred on more intangible and volatile issues which affiliate terrorism along with misgivings about Islam which run through the opponents’ mind
Yasmin Ammirato, president of the Midland Beach Civic Association, who organized a meeting in an effort to dispel tensions between both parties amidst, boos from among the 400 people who packed the hall called on the people to show some restraint. This happened after a question prompted by one guest hinted that all terrorists past and present had come out of a mosque hence the fear of establishing a new one in the neighbourhood.
However, the Muslim American Society, a nonprofit group has helped plant new mosques in communities throughout the country, where they have adopted a strategy of engagement which they believe will eventually build mutual understanding