Supporters of a proposed mosque in Sheepshead Bay gave away backpacks and other school supplies at the site of the proposed Islamic center — but neighborhood opponents used the giveaway as another chance to decry the project’s supporters as terror-linked extremists.
Opponents have long said that their objection to the Muslim American Society-backed mosque is limited to the traffic and commotion it will supposedly cause, but protest signs plastered all over Voorhies Avenue between E. 28th and E. 29th streets suggest another motivation.
“Stop propaganda,” read one sign. “School supplies giveaway to cover your support of Hamas.”
Another sign added, “the Muslim American Society is not welcome.”
And as the kids lined up for their school supplies, one man chanted, “Go back to your country!” — though he did not specify the country. (More)