Plans for Muslim Mosque Ticks Off Fla. Preacher

June 18, 2007


Posted June 18, 2007 – Go somewhere else and build! That’s the message a Black Christian minister in southeast Florida put out to the Nation of Islam about building a huge mosque in a Black residential neighborhood.

The Rev. O’Neal Dozier, pastor of the 2,400-member Worldwide Christian Center in Pompano Beach and his followers say the mosque has no place in the community, and the land should be used for affordable housing. Initially that’s what the property was zoned for, but according to Sandra King, spokeswoman for the Pompano Beach city government, those plans were scrapped and the land was sold to the Islamic center.