Even though the building was empty, I find this outrageous! It is the equivalent of a bunch of Nazis taking over, and desecrating a synagogue.
Syracuse Islamic group gets OK to strip empty Catholic church of its crosses
A Muslim group received approval on Thursday from Syracuse city officials to remove six crosses from a century-old Catholic church that is being turned into a mosque.
Syracuse’s Landmark Preservation Board approved the North Side Learning Center’s request to make changes to the architecture of the former Holy Trinity Catholic Church — but not before it drew the ire of several residents.
More than 200 people signed an online petition asking the board to stop the group from taking down the Christian symbols and installing a 6-foot chain-link fence, citing the building’s history.
The non-profit group provides literacy education to the neighborhood’s growing population of refugees from Burma, Bhutan and Somalia.
They plan to move the school onto the Trinity campus. They also want to rent the church out as a mosque. In order to do that, they would need to remove the crosses. The center’s director, Yusuf Soule, explained to Syracuse.com that Islam doesn’t allow its followers to worship idols or symbols.
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Here is an idea! How about not turning landmark Church buildings into Islamic war rooms? How about actually respecting the US Christian community? Nah….they couldn’t do that. But that is expected from a group of cultists who insist Jesus was not crucified!