NORWALK, Conn.—A Muslim group that wants to build a mosque and community center in a Connecticut neighborhood says most of the plan's critics appear genuinely concerned about potential parking and traffic problems, but there has been some anti-Islamic sentiment.
The Al Madany Islamic Center of Norwalk is seeking approval from the Norwalk planning and zoning commission to build the 2,700-square-foot mosque and community center on Fillow Street. The commission is holding a public hearing Wednesday.
Many neighbors say the streets aren't wide enough to handle traffic and parking for the center.
A representative of Al Madany tells The Advocate of Stamford that website news stories about the mosque have generated some racist comments online, and one congregation member received a threatening phone call.
Information from: The Advocate, http://www.stamfordadvocate.com