To the Editor:
I am writing this letter to in regard to the Mosque Zoning Board (Applicants Muslims of Bayonne, LLC) meeting on January 23, 2017.
As you are well aware there was an overflowing crowd in the previous meeting last year in January 2016; many Bayonne residents and affected property owners were not allowed in and turned away in the frigid cold.
A majority of people who attended that meeting were people from out of town brought in by the Muslims of Bayonne contingency. The Bayonne residents were outnumbered 3-1, all Muslim supporters shipped in from out of town to create a chaotic environment, including the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
We cannot allow this to happen again! Bayonne residents must be allowed in first. Then, if there is room, out-of-towners will be welcome.
I am requesting that all Bayonne residents attending the mosque meeting on January 23 at 6 p.m. must be given first preference to be allowed into city hall. Asking for ID at the door is an easy solution.
As you are well aware the Muslim contingency is playing the race card, and in the last meeting, there were numerous zoning infractions, and this proposed mosque or any commercial development does not belong in this quiet residential neighborhood, especially on a dead-end block. To make matters worse is the recent approval of a 6-story, 180-unit condominium project that the entire neighborhood opposed, including myself.
In hindsight, I regret voting for Mayor James Davis, as do most of our neighborhood and perhaps most of the city. You said you were the voice of the people but it is quite contrary. I have lived in this town for more than 50 years and have never seen such disarray and animosity toward friends and neighbors by the government we voted in.
Mayor Davis, you can take a position on this sensitive issue and realize that this mosque does not belong in our neighborhood. And do not turn this into a racial issue. Find an adequate location. But you are a coward and refuse to address the concerns of the taxpayers who voted you in. We will most certainly make sure you never set foot in city hall after your term is done next year.