No politicians showed at the civic meeting in Staten Island when the entire community came out in the pouring rain, with hundreds turned away, to stand against the islamic supremacist terror group, the Muslim Brotherhood, dba MAS. A betrayal and a sellout.
Well, apparently, one politician saw what side his bread was buttered on.
Spencer and I were at that community meeting and the fix was in. Our elected officials better start doing their jobs. There's a revolution in the making and we will demand of our representatives accountability, particularly in this, where they are selling our neighborhoods and communities out.
Rep. McMahon says his office will look into Muslim society SI Live
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Rep. Michael McMahon yesterday said that his office would take a look at the Muslim American Society (MAS), the group wants to establish a mosque in a former convent in Midland Beach.
The plan has caused controversy, with some community residents saying that MAS has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, an international group which has been accused of abetting terrorism.
"We do have to do the check on the group, just to be sure," McMahon told members of the Advance Editorial Board. "It's the times that we live in."
McMahon said that while the mosque shouldn't be dismissed out of hand, "There are questions that should be asked" about MAS, as well as about the project's impact on the neighborhood and any zoning issues.
He said MAS needs to be asked, "do they have any other affiliations? Is it what it appears to be?"
Said McMahon, "We can't deny the fact that there have been problems that have arisen out of mosques in this country."
But McMahon, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, was quick to point out that the Island is already home to three other mosques that are "flourishing and are part of the diverse fabric of the Island."
Of the new proposal, McMahon said, "If we come to the point that it makes sense, we have to try to bring people together, have dialogues, bring leaders together, and try to get them to learn that they'll get along swimmingly in the future."
Residents are also unhappy that they didn't hear about the proposal until the MAS had already agreed to buy the old convent from St. Margaret Mary R.C. Church.
McMahon said that the introduction of the proposal was a "a two-step fiasco that didn't have to happen" on the part of the MAS and the parish, leading residents to think that the mosque was being "snuck" into the community.
"The church and the MAS should have understood that the way to start this process is to get into the community and have meetings with the leaders first," McMahon said.
McMahon said that he himself first heard about the project through a story in the Advance. He said he hadn't spoken about the project yet with anyone from MAS or the church.
"We've not had an opportunity to do that at this point," he said. "No one has come to us and asked us to be involved. We're looking at the issue ... we will certainly meet with the different groups and try and get involved."