Alternative title: Muslims throw rocks through pastor’s window, again, after mosque fails to get votes.
This is at least the fifth time, according to news reports posted a few weeks ago – Pastor’s home vandalized for 4th time after opposing mosque, sharia law.
Note the fake news headline by By
The Zoning Board did not “knock down” a Muslim community center, in fact it voted 4-3 IN FAVOR of the mega mosque complex. This is why the media cannot be trusted and has an approval rating lower than Congress.
BAYONNE — A local pastor’s home was vandalized for the second time this year, shortly after the plan for a proposed Muslim community center was nixed at a special Zoning Board meeting earlier this week.
Joseph Basile, a pastor at Grace Bible Fellowship who has been an opponent of the Muslim community center, told The Jersey Journal that rocks had been thrown through his window sometime after the special Zoning Board meeting Monday night.
“The police are trying to determine when it occurred, but I’m not quite sure (exactly when),” he said.
Basile said the vandalism is likely due to his opposition to the center, which was voted down Monday night after a heated, five-hour meeting.
It is unclear if there are any cameras in the vicinity. Police could not be reached for comment.
This marks the second time Basile’s house has been vandalized. In January, the pastor’s house was vandalized with spray paint, as well as the road and snow nearby.
Basile had said at the time that the graffiti was likely directed at him because of signs in his windows that read “Save Bayonne” and “Stop the Mosque.”
Basile’s wife — in late 2016 — also reported that she had been threatened by a stranger at her home for the signs in her windows.
The seven member Zoning Board voted in favor of the center (4-3); however, the center — due to its special zoning variances for parking and for a buffer zone required between the site and adjacent properties — needed a minimum of five votes for the proposal to be approved.
Zoning issues were not always the center of debate at the heart of the issue however.
During the open public comment, many residents on both sides of the issue referenced religion as a reason for, or against, the center to be established at 109 E. 24th St.
Of course they referenced religion – they were voting on a MOSQUE! And the mosque leader is a Muslim who was an area organizer for a JIHAD CAMP! See our previous posts for details.