Protests continue against Staten Island mosque and community centre

Midland Beach protest placardDozens gathered in Midland Beach on Sunday to protest a plan to convert a former neighborhood convent into a mosque.

Demonstrators wanted the New York Archdiocese to back out of a proposed deal with the American Muslim Society, which plans to build a house of worship and a community center for the south shore’s growing Muslim population.

Protesters said they are concerned the group may have connections to radical organizations, and that the project is out of scale with the neighborhood.

NY1, 14 June 2010