Mosque Controversy: 'Bomb Making' Sign Riles Neighbors


As far as contact with the neighbor, Hassanali said they have tried to meet every demand of the neighbor.

"Believe me, we have tried, we have talked to him personally and responded to his attorney letters," Hassanali said. "Town officials have come by every step of the way making sure there was not code violations whatsoever. We've tried to address and appease to his demands but whatever we have done doesn't seem to satisfy him."

Several businesses such as Merkle's wanted to ensure the mosque community that not everyone feels like the neighbor and that they are happy to have them as a part of the community.

"Community outreach has been fantastic, Hassanali said.

Hassanali said some in the community have even reached out with humor. The dentist office across the street from the residence and mosque posted a sign Tuesday that read "Smiles: Next Driveway."

The grand opening celebration of the mosque is scheduled for Saturday, when leaders and participants will come from Ontario and New York City to participate in events.

The person listed at the residence with the sign, Michael Heick, could not be reached for comment.

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