Website Challenges New Boston Mosque

October 5, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

On October 5, 2004 The Boston Globe reported that, "a group opposing the Islamic Society of Boston's proposed $22 million mosque in Roxbury yesterday launched a website citing published allegations that the society is linked to terrorists and accusing it of teaching a radical Islamic message. Organizers of the website, sponsored by a group calling itself Citizens for Peace and Tolerance, planned to hold a news conference today to announce efforts to 'break the silence' surrounding the Islamic Society's Cultural Center project under construction on Malcolm X Boulevard. 'We are concerned that the founders of the Islamic center in Boston may be part of a national and global effort by extremists to control and radicalize mosque communities,' the group says on its website,"