NORWALK, Conn. – Fillow Street is a residential area where most houses are of the same proportions. To build a huge building like the proposed mosque is such an insult to all residents in that area and an obvious traffic hazard. I don't have to be an expert to see it. I live there, UNLIKE many who have expressed their opinion in favor of it and will probably never come near it.
Call me intolerant and you would be right.
I am intolerant of those who want to sound "understanding and kind" when they do not have to deal with the consequences!
I am highly intolerant of elected officials who once in place disregard their constituents concerns such as Councilman-at-Large Warren Pena. I read, sir, that you would favor the mosque and their programs because we have a rising crime rate in Norwalk. What are you saying? The Muslims are responsible for the crime and need a place to be educated and shape up or that the Muslims are the answer to the crime rate in spite of every other non-Muslim program in place in this city and the continuing efforts of the police.
Either way I found your argument very disturbing on many levels. However, if you feel so strongly that they are the answer why don't you help them build in South Norwalk where crime is much more prevalent. Get real and stop disguising your interests under ridiculous pretenses.
I am particularly intolerant of the likes of Rabbi Ron Fish who also tries to act like such a good guy, open and tolerant to embracing other religions and cultures. Did I miss the announcement that YOU would personally open YOUR temple to your brothers from Al Madany until they have their own worship place? THAT would make history! ... By the way, your place is no way near Fillow Street. You are the perfect example of one in favor who won't have to deal with the mosque in his backyard. Hypocrite! Talk is cheap rabbi, dirt cheap! Shame on you!
This mosque or ANY other building of this size has no place in the area!
To those who do not like intolerance here is a quote from the Quran:
"Believers, make war on the infidels who dwell around you. Deal firmly with them. Know that God is with the righteous."
"Ummmmm! "...... (mine)