Anti-mosque rally on Staten Island

September 6, 2010 5:58:06 AM PDT
As the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks nears, opponents of the proposed mosque near ground zero are ramping up their rhetoric.

Former New York State Congressman Vito Fossella led an anti-mosque rally in front of the Rescue 5 9/11 Memorial on Staten Island.

Dozens attended the peaceful protest.

More demonstrations are planned later this week.