Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Michael Heick, an angry neighbour who lives beside mosque erects 'Bomb Making Next Driveway' sign on front lawn - 10th May 2011

Some neighbours are just never going to get along.

And there won't be much discussion of the weather over the garden fence down down in the Buffalo suburb of Amherst.

There, Muslim leaders are enraged that the homeowner next door to their mosque has posted a provocative sign on his front lawn.

Michael Heick has advised passers-by: 'Bomb Making Next Driveway'.

Next door is the entrance to the Jaffarya Centre.

Heick put up the sign last weekend because he was frustrated with how the mosque and town officials handled his complaints that its light were too bright.

'The place is too close. I don't care what people think. It doesn't matter what people think,' he told the Buffalo News.

'This is a way to get answers now. I get none from the town. The intent was to catch the eye of the people who I have a problem with.'

However, Commissioner of Building Thomas Ketchum rejected Heick's allegation as 'absolutely false.'

He told WGRZ TV that outstanding issues had caused him to issue a conditional certificate of occupancy for the mosque. Read More