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Bethpage Mosque Shut Down For Code Violations

BETHPAGE, N.Y (WCBS 880) — A Bethpage Mosque has been closed down following code violations issued by the Town of Oyster Bay.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall says town officials told her the mosque, located on Central Avenue, was shut down because of a number of building-code violations as well as plumbing issues.

Some residents who live near the Masjid al-Baqi mosque say parking also became and issue.

“They are free to worship wherever they want,” one woman told Hall, “but the parking is a definite problem.”

Town officials told Hall that the mosque would be able to reopen if they filed for the proper permits and brought the building up to code.

An attorney for the mosque told Newsday that officials hope to have the building in compliance by October and hinted that a lawsuit was a possibility if both sides didn’t come to an agreement soon.

Town Supervisor John Venditto told the paper that the decision had nothing to do with “punishment” but rather “compliance” with the building code.

In the meantime, members of the mosque have been left to worship elsewhere during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.


    Tha building those animals use as a mosque used to be a Pizza Hut.

    Get me a meat lovers with extra pork you stinky sand knee grrrs!


    One small victory for Americans, one defeat for you smelly animal dothead sand fleas.

    I love the look of the long dress suirt all the way to the kneew with the slits on the sides, which one of you terrorists though that was a good look?


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  • Pickle

    thats good! they shut down! they r selfish anyways they deserve it….and i hope your mosque in ground zero is not able to b there as well …all of u all do 95% is talk ab out americas and are happy when something goes bad for us so its good!

  • Jim

    What a scumbag thing to do by the mayor of oyster bay and the town. They should be ashamed of themselves.

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