Panel Approves Plans For Temecula Mosque

TEMECULA (AP) — A planning commission has unanimously approved plans for a mosque after a contentious five-and-a-half-hour meeting that included more than 80 speakers.

The Temecula Planning Commission on Wednesday night granted a permit and development plan for the Islamic Center of Temecula Valley. The 25,000-square-foot, two-story building would be built on the outskirts of the Riverside County city.

Many speakers at the commission’s meeting focused on noise and traffic, but a consultant’s study found the mosque would not worsen traffic.

Opponents picketed for two hours before the meeting.

After the vote, commissioners admonished some mosque opponents for rude behavior and hateful language.

A hearing would likely be held next month if the commission’s decision is appealed to the City Council.

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  • Kevin

    They are infiltrating like cancer in our society

    • Diane

      I’m Catholic. I get that all the time, too.

    • daddio60

      Do you speak of the Muslims or the intolerant wing nut driven Calvary Church in Temecula? Calvary Church’s intolerance and hate mongering is legendary. It’s very sad to see in this day and age in America.

  • Diane

    You have to let people have a place to worship. Its what any group does afterward that someone has a right to complain if its a detriment to the community, state, America, world.

  • Saber 1

    At least some of the terrorists will be in one location. Have the FBI and other agencies make araid on the place once a week, a different day each week as to not show a patteren.

  • Jim

    They are infiltrating like cancer in our society, just look what they did in London. They aim to populate and hate Christians.

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