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In 2011, a Lutheran school building in Bloomington, MN was converted into the Dar al Farooq Center. Since then, there have been controversies over the center’s disruption of the lives of other residents, as well as how facilities should be shared…

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In April 2021, Horn Lake city officials rejected a proposed mosque on property zoned for houses of worship. Eight months earlier, the city’s planning commission had denied the Muslim community’s CUP application for a cemetery project on the property.…

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In April 2018, opponents of the proposed Islamic Life Center in Carmel file a lawsuit to challenge the Board of Zoning Appeals’ approval of the project. After a serious of contentious public hearings that drew record crowds, the board had granted the…

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In December 2019, the Allen County Board of Zoning Appeals rejects by a vote of 4-1 a cemetery proposal by the Muslin Community Help Association of Fort Wayne, citing insufficient planning and justification behind the proposed size of the cemetery…

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In 2014, the Ada County Planning and Zoning Commission issues a CUP for an Islamic cemetery near Kuna. The Islamic Community of Bosniaks in Boise wants to use parts of a 36-acre lot as a burial ground. The property is already zoned for conditional…

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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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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…

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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…

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On July 18, 2018, the Appomattox County Planning Commission announced that the Greater Lynchburg Islamic Association had withdrawn its petition for a conditional use permit to operate a cemetery on an 8-acre property zoned agricultural. The county’s…

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In December 2016, a federal district court in Tennessee dismisses for lack of subject matter jurisdiction a claim by the Islamic Center of Nashville (ICN) lawsuit challenging a Tennessee property tax exemption law on religious freedom grounds. In…
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