Support Remembered at the Groundbreaking of Contested Mosque in PA

August 1, 2004

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer|News|N

On August 1, 2004 Philadelphia Inquirer reported that, "The construction of a mosque [in Voorhes, PA] was once the subject of an anonymous flyer warning residents about Muslim 'extremists' with possible 'connections to terrorists.' It was the focus of long, sometimes emotional, zoning board hearings, exhaustive traffic studies, and detailed site plans. But with township approvals in place and the controversy fading, local Muslims yesterday marked a happy milestone: the groundbreaking for the mosque. They also looked back over a struggle that brought people of many faiths together in defense of the proposed mosque. About 30 of their new friends helped them celebrate yesterday."