Another town. Another mosque forced on the community against its wishes. Across the country, elected officials are ignoring their constituents and the obvious threats of an ideology that seeks their demise. Resident speaks via Mosque decision flouted residents’ desires – BrookfieldNOW.
The Brookfield Common Council decision to build a mosque within the city of Brookfield again shows the residents how their voices were heard.
This is not about religious freedom or building a place to worship. This all about Islamic leadership. The culture of Islam vs. religion. Religion to its believers among all denominations is protected by the First Amendment, but the culture of a population is not. This comes into question regarding the religious leader of the Milwaukee Islamic Society, Zulfiqar Ali Shah, and the affiliation he and the Milwaukee Islamic Society have to two questionable organizations: the Islamic Circle of North America and the Industrial Areas Foundation (Common Ground).
The ICNA Vision 2020 seeks to promote destabilizing governments in favor of the Quran and Sharia Law plus Common Ground, a firmly established Saul Alinsky Chicago-based community organizing group that promotes partisan progressive ideology to advance radical political agendas.
The Brookfield residents who were not heard at the Common Council meeting May 7 are well aware of these dangers. Unfortunately this construction was a done deal that the members of the Common Council acknowledged two years ago when the land was purchased. This is not new.
As always, the citizens are kept in the dark until this is shoved down our throats. So taxes, expansion of Calhoun Road, eventually – you bet this is going to happen.
What are we going to do?
You got it. Clean house.
Media version via Mosque rises above opposition in Brookfield – BrookfieldNOW.
The Brookfield Common Council didn’t hear the same kind of vigorous support for the mosque project as the Plan Commission, but in the end it didn’t matter.
The council on Monday unanimously approved the controversial plans, setting aside concerns over Islam and Sharia Law that finally were voiced to city officials after weeks of conversations previously confined only to town hall meetings, online forums and personal conversations.
Some speakers who had spoken solely about traffic and environmental concerns at the public hearing a week ago this time addressed religion specifically.
Mosque officials expressed relief that the council was not swayed by such comments from a small group of residents.
“I’m glad (city officials) saw past some of the smoke-screen issues that were raised in the last several months, so the unanimous vote from the Common Council was very gratifying,” said Islamic Society of Milwaukee President Ahmed Quereshi, who acknowledged he and the organizers knew there would be some opposition from the start.
“We saw it two years ago in this state when a Muslim community tried to build a mosque in Sheboygan,” he said. “We knew that we would see it here too, but we also knew we have been part of this community in Brookfield and Waukesha County for decades.”
Original plans for the mosque were significantly larger, to accommodate a congregation of more than 200. The city’s concerns about traffic actually rejected the project initially, but ISM worked with the city to come back with a proposal to meet Brookfield’s requirements.
What was eventually brought forward was a 13,000-square-foot building and prayer spaces for just over 100 members. Mushir Hassan, a Brookfield doctor and leader of the project, said the group plans to have between 60 and 75 regular congregants for a Friday service, which will run from 1:30 to 2 p.m.
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