Mount Sinai mosque plan spurs traffic fears

A proposal to turn a barn into a mosque is meeting opposition in Mount Sinai. Residents are arguing that a mosque in the community would

Residents say they are worried it will cause major traffic and parking issues.

Residents say they are worried it will cause major traffic and parking issues. (2/5/13)

MOUNT SINAI - A proposal to turn a barn into a mosque is meeting opposition in Mount Sinai.

Residents are arguing that a mosque in the community would disrupt the quality of life. They say their main concern is traffic, adding that a synagogue, church or any other house of worship in a residential area would have the same effect. 

According to residents, roads in the area are narrow, have no shoulders or lights and have already led to a high number of accidents. 

Dr. Mohammed Sameen and his attorney say that the mosque will only be used on Friday and Sundays. They say they will meet with the Town of Brookhaven Planning Department to finalize the plans next week.

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