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City inspectors say a mosque housed in a World War II-era former Kaiser field hospital is beset by hazardous safety conditions and building code violations and should be evacuated.

The move to force the mosque out of the building has drawn criticism from at least one Bay Area Islamic leader who claims religious freedoms are being imperiled, as well as two City Council members.

Masjid Noor, located at 1330 Cutting Blvd., has "serious structural integrity problems and potentially dangerous conditions" that were revealed during a late-December inspection by fire officials, said city prosecutor Trisha Aljoe.


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