Staten Islanders Put Kibosh On Mosque


The trustees of a Staten Island parish have voted against the sale of a convent to the Muslim American Society for use as a mosque.  The pastor, Father Keith Fennessy had initially agreed to the sale.  Due to intense community opposition he has stepped down from his post.  He has since withdrawn his support of the sale.

The executive director of the Muslim American Society responded saying “They need a mosque on Staten Island and we’re determined to have one.”  Neighborhood residents have raised questions about the group and its connections to the Muslim Brotherhood, a global network that promotes political Islam.

-info from Sumathi Reddy's article at



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