- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 2, 2016

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) - A mosque in Spotsylvania County may stay at its current location rather than build a bigger facility nearby after meeting resistance from residents who denounced Islam.

Samer Shalaby, a trustee of The Islamic Center of Fredericksburg, tells the Free Lance-Star (https://goo.gl/O92P5v) that the mosque is considering selling some its land to a homebuilder and using the proceeds for a possible addition at its current facility.

The Islamic Center previously planned to build a new 8,000-square-foot mosque on the land now being considered to be put up for sale to a homebuilder. A community meeting in November to discuss the plans drew national attention after Shalaby was interrupted several times by residents who disparaged Islam.

A sheriff’s deputy halted the meeting after the discussion got heated.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide