Controversy rages over proposed Norwalk mosque

April 19, 2012 4:14:12 AM PDT
The controversy over a proposed mosque rages on in one Connecticut city.

Muslim leaders hope to build a new Islamic center in Norwalk.

Members of the Al Madany Islamic Center want the mosque built on the slightly more than 1.5 acres they purchased on Fillow Street.

At city hall Wednesday night, a second public hearing was held on the proposal.

It calls for building a nearly 27,000-square foot facility.

A group of neighbors is challenging the project over concerns about traffic, parking and safety.

"It's just much too big for the area and it will dominate the neighborhood," neighbor Lynn Sawyer said. "It doesn't matter if it's a mosque, a synagogue or a church, it's just too big."

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