Mosque Gains Commission's Approval

December 2, 2010

Author: Jeff Horseman

Source: The Press-Enterprise

The Temecula Planning Commission voted unanimously late Wednesday to approve a plan to build a mosque on the city's outskirts.

The 5-0 vote followed a 5 ½-hour public hearing in which more than 80 speakers testified for and against the Islamic Center of Temecula Valley mosque. Following public comments, several commissioner admonished mosque opponents for rude behavior and hateful language.

"I've got holes in my tongue from biting it from some of the things I heard," Commissioner John Telesion said. "Ignorance of the facts breeds fear, fear breeds hatred and I hope that's an anomaly."

See also: Islam, Civic, Zoning