The video, which has since been taken down, also shows an individual allegedly trespassing on the site of the proposed mosque and burial ground to hang an American flag.
Newton County commissioners did not address the mosque at its regular meeting, which was instead devoted to routine business.
“We have to treat every place of worship the same,” said County Manager Lloyd Kerr, speaking during a break.
Kerr declined to address whether the county could have handled the situation differently to minimize fallout, including a potential Department of Justice discrimination probe.
“The board has the authority to issue a moratorium when they see fit,” Kerr said. “I think we followed protocol.”
Outside, about two dozen protesters turned out respectively for opposing protests for and against the Muslim community's right to build a mosque.
Gabriel Justus, a former Army captain who grew up in Newton County and currently studies law at the University of Georgia, carried a sign that read “Vets 4 Religious Freedom.”
Justus welcomed the end of the moratorium, but expressed frustration with the local government for making it an issue in the first place.
“The Constitution I swore to uphold and defend for eight years as an Army officer guarantees religious freedom for everyone,” he said. “I would have liked to have seen some more courage from our elected officials.”
Nearby, Jennifer Cheek of Jasper County, held an American flag as she spoke of her suspicions of Muslims.
“I’m in fear that they are trying to replace our Constitution with Sharia law,” she said. “They’re here to take our flags away … they’re here to take our country away.”