A battle over the proposed expansion of a mosque whose imam allegedly supports the terrorist group Hamas is brewing in Middletown, New Jersey, where one local activist/analyst is leading the charge to raise awareness of these allegations.

The Middletown Township Planning Board meeting date coincided with the unrelated filing of a federal lawsuit against the New York Police Department by Muslim Advocates, a national group seeking to end the controversial surveillance of New Jersey Muslims by New York City investigators.

The topic of terrorism is particularly sensitive in Middletown, a New York metropolitan-area suburb that lost thirty-seven residents who were working in New York City on 9/11.

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