Pretty decent coverage of the continuing controversy of the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) Roxbury mosque on NECN this evening (sorry, you have to sit through the ad....).
The ISB (actually the Muslim American Society of Boston) held their opening ceremony today, and there was a well-mannered group of protestors across the street bearing signs that read "Prayer Yes! Extremism No!" Sweet! It's not the mosque anyone is against, it's the leadership with its demonstrated ties to radicalism. The building is handsome, I'm sure local Muslims are thrilled to have this center. But all the controversy about the leadership of the ISB/MAS that has plagued this project from the beginning is still with us.
Let's not forget who we're dealing with here. To refresh your memory on the legal jihad waged by the ISB, please read The Silencing by Solomonia. To refresh your memory on the improper (if not illegal, given the conflict of interest issue) real estate transaction between the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) and the ISB, please read Menino's Mosque by David Bernstein of the Boston Phoenix.