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Proposed mosque finds opposition in Oshkosh


OSHKOSH (AP) -- Neighboring property owners have filed a petition opposing an Islamic group's request to convert a former funeral home into a mosque in Oshkosh.

The Oshkosh Northwestern reports the city Plan Commission will review the application from the Ahmadiyya Muslim group at its meeting Tuesday afternoon.

Neighbors Forrest and Beverly Ware submitted a petition saying the mosque and community center wasn't appropriate for the residential neighborhood.

Group leader Khurram Ahmad says his group will be accommodating to the neighbors, but if they are too concerned his group will withdraw its application.

A report from city staff indicates that a high school and Lutheran church now in the neighborhood shows the mosque can be compatible there.

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