"If they build a mosque there, I’m going to bomb the mosque … I will give them a lot of trouble. They’re not going to stay here alive"
A Brooklyn resident and former Israeli soldier, one of many opposed to a new mosque in Brooklyn. The mosque was proposed over five years ago but still hasn’t been completed due to strong opposition from local residents backed by politicians and anti-Islam activists.
Just last week, Republican state Sen. David Storobin, who represents nearby Brighton Beach, fired off a letter to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg claiming the mosque “may pose a danger to public safety.” He explained to the Brooklyn Daily that his “opposition isn’t to who is building it, but to what is being built.”
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