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Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn: Republican Senator Facing Election Jumps on anti-Mosque Bandwagon

27 July 2012 General 6 Comments Email This Post Email This Post

Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn: Republican Senator Facing Election Jumps on anti-Mosque Bandwagon

State Sen. David Storobin has joined the hopeless fight against a mosque being built in Sheepshead Bay – a battle that’s been repeatedly quashed in the courts and has left political insiders believing that the newly minted legislator is more concerned with winning votes than helping mosque opponents.

Storobin fired off a letter to Mayor Bloomberg last week, claiming that the house of worship is thumbing its nose at city laws and threatens its neighbors’ lives. “This may pose a danger to public safety,” Storobin (R–Brighton Beach) wrote as he bashed the city for allowing work on a house of worship continue.

Yet political insiders say Storobin is using the mosque fight to strengthen his image as a right-wing conservative – something that will help him in the race for a new Midwood district peopled with conservative Orthodox Jews. “He thinks being further to the right is more helpful to him in getting elected than being for diversity is,” said political analyst Hank Sheinkopf.

Storobin’s letter discussed a variety of issues regarding the Islamic religious center, including the fact that it will accommodate between 200 to 300 people at a time while providing no parking. With prayers occurring five times a day, the mosque could see 1,500 people per day, Storobin claims.

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  1. Does it provide for parking? That seems like a pretty important statement in regards to its construction. Then again if I sat on the city council I would be thinking “PARKING METERS” and give my nod of approval.

  2. I don’t see anything about parking or traffic on the sings.

  3. let them build all the mosques and churches they want. but we need to tax them.

    as for sharia. it should be banned in the strongest of terms. the god of abraham is clearly crazy, schizophrenic and bloodthirsty.



    your tranquility of africa seems to have just now been shatered. the followers of “the religion of peace” continue to show themselves to be anything but peacefull.

  4. Calm down Mike, don’t get excited, the fire and the stones will come soon enough.

  5. soon enough….. wahahaha!!!!!!!

    I am the god of hell fire, and I bring you
    Fire, I’ll take you to burn
    Fire, I’ll take you to learn
    I’ll see you burn

  6. Looks like State Sen. David Storobin has my support.

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