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In March 2017, the Chisago County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the permit for a Muslim cemetery after the board’s attorney had warned the county would face religious discrimination claims. Although the county’s planning staff and…

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In November 2014, the Castle Rock Township Board of Supervisors denied the Al Maghfirah Cemetery Association’s application for a conditional use permit on 73-acres of land zoned residential. The rejection cited the size of the project, loss of tax…

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In November 2017, the Tyrone Township Planning Commission holds a public meeting at which a Muslim developer’s proposal for a green cemetery is discussed. The proposal draws critique from residents primarily concerned with the potential groundwater…

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In June 2016, the Zoning Board of Appeals of Dudley, MA denied the Islamic Society of Greater Worcester’s request for a special permit to develop a cemetery on 55 acres of vacant farmland off Corbin Road. The board justified its unanimous decision by…

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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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