BAYONNE - In less than a week, Bayonne's Zoning Board will decide whether or not to approve the plan to bring an Islamic Center on the city's East Side.
While some welcome the plan, a group of residents is using strong-worded fliers and social networking to protest bringing the center to a warehouse site on East 24th Street.
Some cited traffic reasons for their objections.
Others told News 12 New Jersey very bluntly that the community is more than likely worried about bringing Muslims to the area.
"I don't think parking will be the issue, but it's just that nobody really wants these kind of people around," said David Balgobia.
Nicole Lentini said she would be comfortable with the Islamic Center in her neighborhood.
"It's their religion. Can't go against it, they're not going against mine," said Lentini.