Saturday, July 31, 2010

Mosque supporters rally in Staten Island (video)

There was a rally in Midland Beach today where advocates for the proposed mosque came out to show their support.

The event was planned before the recent vote, where the sale of an empty convent to the Muslim American Society was nixed by the church board.

But the organizers said they wanted to come out anyway to show their support and rally against hatred and bigotry.

Detractors of the mosque have claimed that the organization is a front group for terrorists.

Only about 30 pro-mosque protesters showed up to the event, but it was a brave effort after weeks of being maligned by locals during their weekly Sunday events.

A few anti-mosque residents mingled across the street, some holding signs, others yelling "go home" then walking away - presumably to their homes.

Here's a video:

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