Thursday, August 19, 2010
GB Council Approves Velp Avenue Mosque
Does this mean that Green Bay is more tolerant than Sheboygan? Probably not. However, it may have occurred to the city fathers that a number of former Green Bay Packers have Islamic-sounding names (Ahman Green, Na'il Diggs, Najeh Davenport, Jamal Jones, and of course Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila come to mind). I don't know how many are actually Moslems (Green was named after former NFL great and well-known broadcaster Ahmad Rashad, for instance), but chances are good that the Packers will sign the occasional Moslem player. It wouldn't do for local officials to make their families feel unwelcome.