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When churches convert to mosques, poverty & crime follow

Wendy Long has unleashed a series of tweets criticizing the conversion of a Catholic church in Syracuse into a mosque, saying that crime soon followed. Long tweeted a photograph of a boarded-up home near the former Holy Trinity Church, converted last year into the Masjid Isa Ibn Maryam mosque: "Neighborhood where the mosque displaced the church," Long wrote in her tweet. "Crime, prostitution, money laundering. Nice Dem control of cities."

The North Side neighborhood around the mosque has a fast-growing population of international refugees. Long said she had no independent proof that such crimes are on the rise in the neighborhood since the mosque opened. When asked if she believes there's a direct link between the rising Muslim refugee population and crime, Long said, "Probably not." But she added that "the fact we have refugees who are coming in without work, many of whom are on perpetual public assistance" has led to a cycle of poverty that likely fuels crime.

Source: Syracuse.com on 2016 New York Senate race , Aug 15, 2016

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