Far From Ground Zero, Opponents Fight New Mosques

August 9, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP


Muslims trying to build houses of worship in the nation's heartland, far from the heated fight in New York over plans for a mosque near ground zero, are running into opponents even more hostile and aggressive.

Foes of proposed mosques have deployed dogs to intimidate Muslims holding prayer services and spray painted "Not Welcome" on a construction sign, then later ripped it apart.