This is a bit of old news but still fascinating to say the least. The latest news thus far as of June 21. The sale of a convent to a Muslim group is stalling due to strong opposition from the Midland Beach community on Staten Island.
For the past few years I have been taking my Catholic school students over to the nearby Mosque, as part of their World Religions research. It has gone well, everyone is on their best behavior, and it gives the students a chance to hear about Islam from devout Muslims, in their own place of worship.