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CA Anti-Mosque Protest Organizers: Bring Dogs Because Muslims 'Hate Dogs'


The Temecula Islamic Center is just one of many Muslim construction projects to draw fire from right-wing groups this year. Those protesting the California construction site include the pastor of a neighboring Baptist church who recently told the Los Angeles Times he was upset about the construction plan because the mosque and community center will turn the town into "a haven for Islamic extremists."

The Valley News reports that despite the increasingly vitriolic protests, work on getting the Temecula mosque project underway is continuing apace:

"We are limited to looking at land use issues, not religious or political issues," Patrick Richardson, the city's director of planning and redevelopment, said in a Monday afternoon telephone interview. "Everybody has the right to practice their religion as they see fit."