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Plans for Florence mosque meeting resistance

FLORENCE, KY (FOX19) - Plans to build a mosque in Florence are coming up against some resistance and the Council on American Islamic Relations is speaking up.

The proposed site is on Cayton Rd., between Mall Rd. and Hopeful Church Rd., right in the heart of the city. Anonymous flyers are being circulated throughout the city vehemently opposing the mosque. These flyers include quotes like, "Americans need to have this stopped" and "We are the United States of America not an Islamic nation."

Karen Dabdoub, the President of CAIR, is outraged.

"What we are is a pluralistic nation both ethnically and religiously and every religious group has a right to have their own space to worship," says Dabdoub.

The mosque would be a three-story building for members of the Muslim community of Northern Kentucky to worship.

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