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Richmond, VA
In 2008, the Islamic Center of Henrico submits a proposal to rezone a 5.2-acre lot in order to build a 10,000-square-foot mosque and community center. Mosque opponents raise concerns about increased noise and traffic. After Henrico County denies the…

Appomattox County, VA
In June 2018, the Appomattox County Planing Commission hears community concerns in response to a rezoning application by the Greater Lynchburg Islamic Association for a cemetery project in the county.

Virginia Beach, VA
Councilman Bill DeSteph of Virgina Beach, Virginia, says a city council approved mosque is a threat to national security and has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. He provides no evidence to support his claim, and is the only council member to vote…

Glen Allen, VA
The Islamic Center of Richmond seeks and receives permission from Henrico County to expand its current facility into a two-story, roughly 30,000-square-foot structure to house a mosque, a daycare center and a school. Shortly after construction begins…

Short Pump, VA
In 2012, the West End Islamic Center proposes to knock down its single-story temporary mosque and replace it with a 35,000-square-foot facility that would include a mosque, classrooms, a daycare, a kitchen, offices and a conference room. Some…
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