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Decision to be made Tuesday, Feb. 18

By By Chris Cole
Published On: Feb 13 2014 10:43:03 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 13 2014 11:42:16 PM CST
Mosque proposal brings debate

At least 100 people turned out to show their support for and against the proposed mosque for Pocatello.

POCATELLO, Idaho -

The city of Pocatello held a meeting for the mosque  proposed in Pocatello Thursday evening.  

Many voiced their opinions for the mosque, saying all religions deserve a place to worship.  Members of the Portneuf Valley Interfaith group also said Pocatello is known for religious diversity, and this mosque would be a great addition to the community.

Others also voiced their opinions against the mosque, reading quotes from the Bible and the Quran, citing websites and saying the Islamic religion is violent and oppressive to women.

The decision for the proposed mosque will be made Tuesday, and there will be ten days to appeal the decision.

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