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Kennesaw mayor urges council to reconsider mosque
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KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Kennesaw's mayor is urging the city council, which rejected plans for a mosque at a strip mall, to reconsider the issue.

Mayor Mark Mathews on Sunday told The Marietta Daily Journal ( that he would like to see the issue brought up at the council's meeting Wednesday night.

The city council last week voted 4-1 against the request. About 10 protesters had gathered outside City Hall before the vote, waving American flags and signs saying "no mosque."

The application requested the use of a 2,200-square-foot suite in a shopping center off Jiles Road as a prayer hall.

The Marietta newspaper reports that if one council member asks to reconsider the mosque's application, then a majority of the council would have to agree to look at the application again on Wednesday.


Information from: Marietta Daily Journal,